Snow Day Monday!
With a winter storm bringing 5-8″ to the Ann Arbor area on Monday, January 28, snow closures are already rolling in. With snow forecast to roll in through the day, we are recommending that everyone stay home if possible or at least keep an eye on the weather and leave early if needed.
Ann Arbor Snow Day Closures
I have found the following information on closures and cancellations.
- Ann Arbor Public Schools
- Chelsea School District
- Dexter Community Schools
- Lincoln Consolidated Schools – Early Childhood Closed. K-12 had a scheduled day off.
- Manchester Community Schools
- Milan Area Schools
- Saline Area Schools
- Washtenaw Intermediate School District
- Whitmore Lake Public Schools (Scheduled Day off)
- Ypsilanti Community Schools
- Ann Arbor Learning Community
- Ann Arbor Academy
- Central Academy
- Clonlara School
- Daycroft Montessori
- East Arbor Academy
- Fortis Academy
- Father Gabriel Richard High School
- Global Tech Academy
- Go Like the Wind Montessori
- Green House Montessori
- Greenhills School
- Honey Creek
- Huron Valley Catholic
- Michigan Islamic Academy
- Multicultural Academy
- Oak Trails
- Rudolph Steiner School
- South Arbor Academy
- South Pointe Scholars
- Spiritus Sanctus
- St Francis of Assisi
- St Paul
- St Thomas
- Washtenaw Christian
- Washtenaw International High School
- Ypsilanti YMCA
Upcoming Sponsored Events
- Eastern Michigan University
- Washtenaw Community College
- First Steps Ann Arbor
- Ann Arbor Rec & Ed Activities
- Henry Ford Museum
- My Urban Toddler
- Ypsi Township Parks & Rec Programs
- Peachy Fitness Classes
- Meri Lou Murray Rec Center – All Classes Cancelled
- Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop
- Veterans Ice Arena – All Skating Classes & Adult League Hockey
- Detroit Street Filling Station – Closed for lunch (Open 4-9p)
- The Lunch Room Diner & Canteen – Closed for dinner (Open 11a-4p)
- The Lunch Room Bakery & Cafe – Open 8:30a-2:30p
- 2|42 Community Center – Closing at 1p
- Saline District Library – Closing at 1p
- Pittsfield Township Offices & Senior Center
- All State of Michigan Offices in Lower Peninsula
- Literati Bookstore – Closing at 3p
- Ann Arbor Art Center – Classes before 3p cancelled, stay tuned for more details
- Goldfish Swim School – Closing at 1p
- Zoey + Joey West & East Closing Early
- Ypsilanti District Library – Closing at 4p
- Ann Arbor City Offices and Court – Closing at 2p
- Chelsea Treehouse – Closing at 3p
- Buhr Park – Women’s Hockey Cancelled
- EMU Community Music Academy – Early Childhood Class Cancelled
- Red Rock BBQ
I anticipate that rather than additional all-day closures we will see businesses closing early. I will try to keep the closure list updated throughout the day.
Do you have any other information on closures or delays? Add it to the comments.
Snow Day Camp Options
With two ice days last week and potentially more days off this week due to cold, these days off can be a challenge to parents who still have work. There are a few camp options:
- Flipside Art Studio
- WideWorld Sports Center
You can also look into play dates with your child’s friends. Perhaps they have a friend who has a parent at home and you could offer date-night babysitting in exchange for care today. This is a great option on the cold days if they don’t live close.
Our Ann Arbor Snow Day Plans
With significant snowfall predicted throughout the day, we recommend sticking close to home.
Check out our favorite sledding hills – if you’re lucky maybe you can trudge through the snow to one of them.
A few years ago we made delicious snow cream and have been waiting for a big snowfall to be able to make it again.
Other Snowed In Ideas
Other ideas for spending your snow day – aside from shoveling and some time spent playing in the snow are:
- Board Games – The game choices will depend on their age. My teen enjoys Pandemic, Trivial Pursuit, Clue, and Scrabble. When she was younger, other favorite games included Life, Guess Who, and Hi-Ho Cherry-o.
- Video Games – My daughter loves playing Video Games. I’m sure she’ll spend some time on our Wii U and the classic Nintendo systems.
- Movies – Turn a movie into a special treat with an indoor picnic, hot-chocolate popcorn, or other special treats.
- Crafts – Break out the craft supplies. Make paper snowflakes, snowmen, and more.
- Forts – Build snow forts, have a snow ball fight, then retreat indoors and make a coach cushion and blanket fort. I used to love making these as a kid.
Be sure to check for any cancellations before heading to events.
|Pop Up Craft Time
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
How is your family planning to spend their snow day?