Director’s Corner: GFT & Winter Weather


Everyone always had it tougher than “the kids today”, right?  I’m sure you recall walking uphill, both ways, in blinding snowstorms and sub-zero temperatures to get to school.  And you made it this far, right?

November snow day 1

As people in charge of the safety and education of young children, it’s certainly not something we take lightly here at GFT.  As I woke up in the wee hours of the morning (or middle of the night) to walk the neighborhood to see how the ice was coming, imagine my surprise when nothing had started to fall yet.

Growing up in New Jersey, we did not get off from school as often as I had off as a public school teacher for BCPS.  I vividly remember driving to school one day my first year of teaching and pulling into an empty parking lot.  Smartphones weren’t a thing yet, so I tuned in to the radio (imagine that!) to hear that BCPS was closed.  In BCPS’s defense, it’s a HUGE county!  I certainly would not want to be the one to make the call that what’s right for kids from Woodlawn to Middle River to Hereford.  I also remember (and it’s difficult to share this) how excited I was with each subsequent snow day as a teacher.  Can you imagine my elation this morning getting a text from our lead tutor telling me not only that we should forge ahead today but that she’s excited!?  Does it get any better than that?!

November snow day 2

So on this fine, snowy day of NOVEMBER 15, we’re all here, and we’re all having a blast!  From here on out, we’ll be sending a tutorial-wide text out by 8:00 am on the day of inclement weather should there be a deviation from the normal schedule.


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