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No more snow days for high school in Taunton

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TAUNTON, Mass. (WHDH) - One school in Taunton has created an experimental program to try to make snow days a thing of the past, all thanks to technology.

The Coyle Cassidy Memorial High School decided to try something different last week; students grabbed their iPads and logged into virtual classrooms at home.

“I thought it was great. I thought it was great. I was amazed they could do that,” said Paul Vasal, parent of freshman.

“It was a really good beginning to lack at how we can pilot virtual learning when we don't have students right in front of us because the learning continued,” said Kathleen St. Laurent, Vice Principal.

The kids have had the iPads all year but a couple of months ago at a faculty meeting a teacher had a brainstorm. Why not try this virtual classroom on a snow day?

On Wednesday a Spanish teacher put together a lesson for the kids to study at home whenever they pleased.

Some students who spoke to 7News didn't seem to mind one bit!

“I like to work because we get to go over things. It's easier, when we come back we're not behind,” said Hanna Laghetto, 10th grader.

The iPad snow days don't yet count as official school days. The school is run by the Diocese of Fall River and they follow the state guidelines for 180 school days a year.

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