By CBSBoston.com Staff

MENDON (CBS) – Mendon-Upton Regional School District Superintendent Joseph Maruszczak got creative to announce that students were getting a snow day during Thursday’s nor’easter that dumped a foot of snow on much of the region.

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Maruszczak posted a “fireside chat” on YouTube.

With flames roaring in the fireplace beside him and a cup of hot cocoa in his hand, Maruszczak announced there would be a full snow day on Thursday.

“And I mean, like, a real snow day. None of this remote learning stuff. I think we all need a little bit of a break from the screens, and we need to just have a little of fun in the snow and enjoy some hot cocoa,” he said.

The superintendent told WBZ-TV that students have been through so much this year that he believed it was important to give them a break.

“This has been a super, super challenging year for our stundets. It’s been a super challenging year for our staff. I think we need a break from remote learning,” he said. “Just like adults in every other industry, we need a break from screens. I think kids need to be kids.”

CBSBoston.com Staff