Kids of all ages enjoy Clark Countys snow

first_imgFor many Pacific Northwesterners, a good sled may not be part of the winter recreation kit.That wasn’t going to stop Kyle McDonald from sledding with his son. The Vancouver dad stopped at several stores before finally finding his prize at Lowe’s.“It took me a while to find one,” McDonald said as his 7-year-old son, Addison, hurtled down the hill at Leverich Park on a lime green and fluorescent orange sled.Wednesday’s historic snowfall, which left up to a foot of powder on the ground in some places, means at least two more snow days for area school districts — and with them, the kind of proper winter recreation last month’s gray and icy snow days didn’t allow.School districts had already announced Thursday closures as of Wednesday afternoon.Local districts have already added up to four make-up days in response to last month’s snow and will now have to add more days to the end of the year. Schools will also push back the end of the semesters and trimesters in order to accommodate equal classroom time from one term to another.State statute requires that schools have 180 instruction days, and about 1,000 instruction hours, not either/or, said Evergreen Public Schools spokeswoman Gail Spolar. That means districts can’t extend half-days to full days in order to make up for students missing school.last_img