• Wed. Dec 7th, 2022

Schools in tri-state area cancel classes due to Bengals Super Bowl appearance

By: Taylor Weiter

CINCINNATI — More and more schools in the Tri-State are calling off classes Monday, Feb. 14 to celebrate the Cincinnati Bengals’ first Super Bowl appearance in 33 years.

Cincinnati Public Schools, Ross Local Schools and Roger Bacon High School were quick to change their schedules after the Bengals defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Sunday.

“My students here had never seen the Bengals win a playoff game, and had never seen them make it to the Super Bowl,” said Roger Bacon principal Steve Schad. “There are lessons you learn from books and there are lessons you learn from life, and I don’t want to lose this opportunity.”

Southwest Local School District took a different approach, announcing Monday it will cancel classes the day after the Super Bowl if students can raise $9,400 for Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard’s foundation by Friday, Feb. 4.

As the countdown to Super Bowl LVI continues, additional districts have announced “Snow Deys” for Super Bowl Monday. Here’s the most recent list of districts:

  • Cincinnati Public Schools
  • Bellevue Independent Schools
  • Finneytown Schools
  • Lockland Schools
  • Kings Local Schools
  • Franklin City Schools
  • Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools
  • Sycamore Community Schools
  • Loveland City Schools
  • Norwood City School District
  • Roger Bacon High School
  • Ross Local Schools
  • Southgate Independent School District

Students in Oak Hills Local School District have not given up hope that they too can get off Feb. 14. Nearly 5,000 people have signed a petition to give students and staff the day off to “take this in for an extra day.”

This story will continue to be updated.

Reposted with permission from WCPO 9 Cincinnati.