Winter break lasted two days longer than expected for most students in Chicago. After spending the last two days at home because of the bitter cold weather students returned to class this morning at Chicago Public Schools and most suburban schools.
At the Willa Cather Elementary School, 2908 West Washington Boulevard, days like today mean a whole new generation of people will recall their challenging treks to school through cold and snow.
Because of the freezing temperatures and treacherous snow piles, some parents feel CPS should have considered a third day off.
There are many vacant lots and homes in the East Garfield Park neighborhood where the Cather School is located. That means unplowed sidewalks even along the “Safe Passage” route where workers were keeping an eye on more than crime today — especially with so many kids walking in the streets.
Despite car troubles and other cold-related issues this morning many parents are glad to have their kids back in school, since “cabin fever” was setting in long before yesterday.