Snow Day, February 27

With lingering road issues from yesterday’s snow Thursday, February 27 is a snow day in the Ann Arbor area. Ann Arbor Public Schools and many other local districts canceled school.

Ann Arbor Snow Day - February 27
Winter fun kid playing having a fun in snow

Ann Arbor Snow Day Closures

School closures were announced beginning on Tuesday evening.

School Closures

All Washtenaw County School Districts are closed:


The following school closings were also found on the Channel 4 website.

  • Ann Arbor Academy
  • Ann Arbor Christian
  • Arbor Prep HS
  • Central Academy
  • Clonlara School
  • Community Day Care & Preschool
  • Doughty Montessori
  • East Arbor, South Arbor, Fortis, South Pointe
  • Father Gabriel Richard
  • Foundations Preschool of Washtenaw
  • Global Tech Academy
  • Greenhills School
  • Huron Valley Catholic
  • Michigan Islamic Academy
  • Northstar Montessori Preschool
  • Oak Trails
  • Osher Lifelong Learning
  • Rudolph Steiner School
  • Spiritus Sanctus Academy
  • St Francis of Assisi
  • St Paul Ann Arbor
  • St Thomas
  • Summers-Knoll
  • Washtenaw Christian
  • WiHi

Late Openings, Cancelations, Closures

Do youย have any other information on closures or delays? Add it to the comments.

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Ann Arbor Snow Day Child Care

There are a few locations that run camps on snow days. When the weather looks threatening, check with them the day before if you need to pre-register.

If you have to get to work, you can also check with a neighbor or with your child’s friends – especially if you just need care for a meeting, appointment, teaching a class, etc. Neighborhood high school students with a day off may also be an option.

Traffic and Power Outages

The traffic map shows the highways moving slightly better than a typical morning commute. My husband just got to work and said the roads were not great, but were manageable. Having less traffic on the roads with school closed probably helps. The most treacherous roads are likely to be neighborhood and less-used side roads. I expect that the roads will improve through the day as plows begin to reach these streets. This means it is likely that you will be able to take advantage of the day off later in the day.

Wind is expected to pickup through Thursday with sustained winds at 20 mph and gusts up to 40. With snowy branches and lines, be on the lookout for downed branches and power lines.

When I checked this morning there was a small power outage near Esch Park affecting 15 homes.

Ann Arbor Snow Day Plans

With snow forecast throughout Wednesday, we recommend sticking close to home – at least without checking road conditions.

Sledding Hills

Check out our favorite sledding hills. Be sure to bundle up against the wind. – and maybe plan a trip for hot chocolate after. Personally, we like Biggby near Vets park.

Ann Arbor Sledding Hills

Indoor Ideas

It is a great day to take advantage of Indoor Activities.


Earlier this month we visited the UM Museum of Natural History for the first time since they opened additional exhibits in November. Be careful with parking since UM is still in session. Check out our Top 5 Ann Arbor Area Museums for more ideas.

Ann Arbor Indoor Activities - Top 5 Ann Arbor Area Museums for Kids

Active Indoor Activities

Other ideas include ice skating, bowling, and swimming.


Upcoming Family Friendly movies in 2020 are:

  • March 6 – Onward
  • March 27 – Mulan
  • March 27 – The Queen’s Corgi
  • April 3 – The New Mutants
  • April 3 – Peter Rabbit 2
  • April 17 – Trolls World Tour
  • May 1 – Black Widow
  • May 15 – Scoob
  • May 22 – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
  • May 29 – Artemis Fowl
  • June 5 – Wonder Woman 1984
  • June 19 – Soul
  • July 3 – Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • July 10 – Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  • July 24 – Jungle Cruise
  • August 14 – The One and Only Ivan
  • August 21 – Bill & Ted Face the Music
  • September 4 – Monster Hunter
  • October 2 – Venom 2
  • October 9 – The Witches
  • November 6 – Eternals
  • November 13 – Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • November 20 – Godzilla vs. Kong
  • November 25 – Raya and the Last Dragon
  • December 18 – Dune
  • December 18 – West Side Story
  • December 25 – The Croods 2
  • December 25 – Tom and Jerry

Other Snowed In Ideas

Last month I put together a list of Snow Day movies that you can stream with your various subscriptions. All of the movies have a winter, snow, ice theme.

Family Movies to Stream on a Snow Day

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.
  • 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.

Of course it is also a good time to get a jump on any school projects – like Science Fair.


Today’s Events

Be sure to check for any cancellations before heading to events. Ann Arbor Public Schools has canceled their orchestra night and Kindergarten roundups. I will be updating the calendar with new dates shortly.

Date/Time Event

CANCELED - Stroller Barre

at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
Stroller Stridesยฎ is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow. Each 60-minute workout is comprised of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun! Each Stroller Strides instructor is skilled to meet you where you are mentally and physically.
Celebrate Black History
at Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan
CANCELED - Gym Playgroup
at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
CANCELED - Open Play
at Kidopolis, Ann Arbor Michigan
CANCELED - Public Swim
at Mack Pool, Ann Arbor Michigan
Family Swim
at Goldfish Swim School, Ann Arbor Michigan
CANCELED - Open Swim
at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
CANCELED - Toddler Time
at Champion Gymnastics, Ann Arbor Michigan
CANCELED - Baby Playgroup
at Westgate Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
Harry Potter Potions
at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti Michigan
CANCELED - Baby Playgroup
at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
Author Event | Rochelle Riley: The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
CANCELED - Preschool Storytime
at Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
Vector Lab - Vinyl Stickers
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
Burns Park Players - Mary Poppins
at Power Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
CANCELED - Open Swim
at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, Ann Arbor Michigan

How is your family planning to spend their snow day?

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Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.
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