We called them "snow days" where I grew up in Virginia because there was actual snow that covered the roads and made it unsafe for driving. Here, in Texas, I will refer to all future school closings as such--school closings. Because apparently in Texas there doesn't have to be any sort of precipitation--freezing or otherwise--on the ground for them to preemptively cancel school. That's what happened to us today (or rather last night), which resulted in a house full of wound up children. Ironically, today was the first time in a week that the sun migrated out from behind the clouds. It was chilly, yes, but also bright and sunny and snowless on this day the school was closed.