NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Mayor Bill de Blasio says schools will be closed for in-person learning Thursday.

That, students will not get a snow day. The mayor says all students will be expected to do remote learning.

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“With a powerful winter storm on the way, we’re going to CANCEL in-person learning for @NYCSchools on Thursday, December 17. I know we all grew up with the excitement of snow days, but this year is different. Tomorrow will be a FULL REMOTE learning day for our students,” the mayor wrote on Twitter. “School buildings will be closed tomorrow. That means in-person Learning Labs and Learning Bridges will be canceled too, as will in-school COVID-19 testing and our free meal service for tomorrow. Follow @NYCSchools for more updates as we have them”

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Earlier, the mayor discussed the absence of snow days and the mixed feelings it evokes.

“Somebody said to me the other day they felt kind of forlorn about the fact it ends the snow day as we knew it as kids, when we looked forward to a day off. Yes, it’s true, that’s now gonna be a thing of the past,” de Blasio said.

Other school districts in our area have made similar decisions about snow days.

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