Presently the Philadelphia area is in the middle of a lengthy snowstorm. Some schools are closed, many are still open due to this year’s reliance on virtual learning. Though childless, I am guessing many a parent woke up this morning and just checked their school’s website to see if their child’s school was open or closed. Simple, right? Not so long ago, the method of finding out if you had that magical, glorious snow day was much different.

Ask any Philadelphian adult, at least over the age of 30, how they found out about school closures and I am willing to bet that a certain jingle pops into their head…