Friday, February 4, 2011

School Cancelled

I mean.....
I just mean.....

I received this email from the school today.  I thought it might entertain other people besides myself.

School District Parents and Guardians,

UPDATE #1 Due To Packer’s Change of Plans - Possible Tuesday Cancellations / Early Dismissals Due to Packer Event

This is an update to the original email we sent early Thursday (2/3) afternoon. Our plans have changed due to the Packers now opening the Lambeau Field parking lot at 10:00 a.m. instead of 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8th as originally planned.

If the Green Bay Packers win the Super Bowl, a celebration will be held at Lambeau Field beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8. The Packers expect up to 50,000 people to attend this event so they and Public Safety will treat it like a typical Packer game. If this celebration does occur, in order to get students home in a safe and timely manner, we will:

Dismiss Elementary  students at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
Dismiss  Middle and  High School students at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Not serve Lunch to any students on Tuesday.

Cancel both Morning and Afternoon 4K classes on Tuesday.
In addition, if the celebration occurs, we will adjust co-curricular activities, sports and practices as follows:
Cancel grade 4K - 5 after school activities on Tuesday.
Cancel grade 6 - 8 after school activities on Tuesday (sporting events will be rescheduled). 
Keep grade 9 - 12 WIAA events as scheduled on Tuesday (practices for sports and other activities will be completed by 3:00 p.m.).
If the Packers lose the Super Bowl, Tuesday, February 8 will be a normal school day since there will be no celebration event at Lambeau Field.
If you have questions, contact your school’s Principal. Thank you for being flexible in this once in a while situation.  Go Pack! 
(I removed some minor identifying information).

We did not live here the last time the Packers were in the Super Bowl but I had heard that the districts had cancelled school. I think it is kind of cool but kind of strange too. I don't think any other town cancels school if their NFL team wins the Super Bowl. The Husband didn't believe me.

That's all I'm going to say on that. People take their football, bowling and bubblers very seriously around here and I have to live with whatever I write. So.
The last time The Pack was in The Bowl, The Husband and I had jaunted off to a tiny little coastal town in Mexico for a few days. Just packed up and went. La la la, no one cared where we were and we had a blast.  It was "real" Mexico, not "tourist" Mexico. We watched the game on some 13 inch TV in a bar with no walls and no floor. It was a great time!
 I will say this though......
The Bears still suck!


  1. Wow. Uh...we don't follow football at all so uh...that's um..... wow. Extreme.

    Holy cow.

  2. Packers are in the smallest city and sell out every game and the waiting list for season tickets is like 100-years long... Yah, people take it seriously!

    Go Packers!

    Funny how they had to plan for every contingency tho!

  3. Cancelling school?!?!!? Really?!?!?!

  4. Hahahaha! I don't usually comment, though I read your blog every day. I had to comment on this though as I'm originally from Sheboygan (living in the twin cities now). Love it!
    Go Pack!

  5. HAHAHAHAHA!!!! I DID live there the last time the Packers went to the Superbowl! The preschool I taught at made the preschoolers march in a parade and served green or yellow (YELLOW!!!) milk for a week. The city had a hotline with a host of don't-kill-yourself counselors on hand in the event that they lost. Craziness!

  6. well over here in Steelers country, school is already at a 2 hr delay monday due to the superbowl. It will most likely be cancelled...

    yeah pgh takes their steelers seriously. Everything is CLOSED tomorrow (sunday) after 5pm. every business, every store, every restaurant... its crazy here.

    so all I have to say is, Go steelers!

  7. Fun fact.....

    The capacity of Dallas Stadium is roughly equal to the population of Green Bay.

    (That doesn't count surrounding suburbs though, just GB).

  8. That's really weird. Um, priorities? I guess things are different there than where I live. I don't ever remember anything being closed when the Patriots have won the Super Bowl.

  9. Our elementary school (in the Madison area) held an hour long pep-rally for the Packers. Very strange.

  10. Oh man, this email is awesome! My uncles and cousins are HUGE Packers fans because they lived in WI when they were young. They'll all be FREAKING out today. They'd totally appreciate this email.

  11. Wow. Really? I've never heard of anything like that.

    Half days of school seem like such a waste. I'd prefer if they'd just cancel and add a day to the end of the year.

  12. Ya know, it was all cute and funny a few days ago. Now The Pack won The Bowl (GO PACK) and I am looking at having the kids home now..... wtf....

  13. Wow, extreme. I think some of the schools may have closed in the bay area when the San Francisco Giants won the World Series this past fall.

    Not a football fan, so we only saw halftime because we happened to be in a restaurant that had it on.

    Hope your day goes as smoothly as it can.


  14. When New Orleans won the superbowl, schools were closed (not just early release) for two days and some had the week off because of Mardi Gras. Football fever isn't just in Green Bay!

  15. I showed this post to my son. He said we need to move to Green Bay, lol. Upstate NY has not had so much football fever lately... although when I was a kid we held half-day long pep rallies for the Bills and ALL the kids wore red and blue for weeks on end.

  16. I completely, totally, 100% believe it. We DID live there during the last Super Bowl (Astor Park area), but our first boy was just a baby, so I have no idea if school was cancelled. But having lived there long enough to see the green & gold living rooms of friends and to witness beautifully coiffed and manicured ladies in Packer jerseys, I can't be surprised by a little thing like canceling school. Heck, we don't even live in the state anymore, and I let my boys sleep in today (just a smidge). Go Pack Go!

  17. oh my, I don't think that would happen up here in the great white north. Good luck with that...

  18. Ummmm, I'm here in Texas, ummm, howdy....geesh, and our schools dismissed early for the high school team's (3A...small district) state semi-final games. Both football and girl's volleyball (at least they were equal opportunity schleppers). Yep, impact all approx. 1500 students and families so the few could go to the games.

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