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Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County schools. You can email him at

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School’s Out! Snow day number 1

Spotsylvania County schools are closed today, making this the first full snow day.

Enjoy your leisure. But, be warned, students: You’ll be making up this day. The division has built in five make-up days into the calendar so you’ll be back in school to make up the time lost today. I checked that out with schools spokeswoman Sara Branner earlier this week after you had your first delayed start.

This day should be made up on Jan. 31. The other days to be used to make up lost time as a result of inclement weather (only people who don’t like snow call it “bad weather”) will be on Feb. 11, Feb. 21, March 11 and April 4.

By the way, if you haven’t looked outside yet, there is a dusting of snow in some areas of the county already and it’s coming down steadily.

I know I bought a sled recently to be ready after I was caught unprepared last year. I just might see you out playing in this later today.

Have fun. Stay safe. Maybe try your hand at some baking or wrapping today.