Overnight snow cancels school in Nogales
Meteorologist: Aaron Brackett
NOGALES, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Tuesday mid morning at Nogales High School -- no teachers, no students, and very little snow. That wasn't the case earlier in the morning as Monday night's system brought just enough snow and ice to prompt school administrators err on the safe side, and cancel class citywide.
Head Start School in Nogales was also closed. In her 20 years with the school, administrator Mariela Gallegos says she has not had many weather cancellations.
"When we have [the students] here, we keep them inside," said Gallegos. " With how the roads would be and the danger, it would not be good."
Elsa Bonilla is a teacher who told us parents called all morning wondering if there was school.
"We did have a lot of phone calls this morning asking if there was going to be any school today," said Bonilla. "A lot of parents were happy that there wasn't going to be any school because they were going to be able to play with the snow."
While most of the snow had melted by the late morning hours, 9OYS did catch a few kids scraping up the last bit of the white stuff to have an impromptu snowball fight. Oliver Gaztelum and his family were watching the snow since last night, and took full advantage of the snow day Tuesday.
"We were in the house watching the TV and it started snowing, but [my parents] didn't let us go out because it was too cold," said student Oliver Gaztelum. "In the morning, we were going to school, but then we came back because there was no school, so we just went to play in the snow."
According to school administrators at Head Start, Tuesday's day off will likely be added at the end of the semester with a make-up day.