FORT SMITH (KFSM)- The snow and ice cancelled school Tuesday (Feb. 24) for thousands of students in the River Valley, but it didn't stop some of them from going to class.
Many Catholic schools in Fort Smith have what's known as cyber day in the event a regular school day has to be cancelled.
Sam Keaton goes to Trinity Junior High School. He spent his Tuesday researching European countries and doing an assignment for his science class.
"For science I had to watch a video on snow and how snowflakes are formed,” Keaton said. “For religion I had to write a tweet."
His little brother Levi is a fourth grader at Christ The King Catholic School.
“I did social studies, math and spelling," Levi said.
He also stayed busy with word searches, art work and world history.
Levi and Keaton's mother, Myndi Keaton, said the school work the boys completed will count for a full day of class, which means they won't have to make up the snow day later.
"I think it's great,” Keaton said. “The kid’s don’t have to cut into their summer and they have an opportunity to actually do work that needs to be done instead of tagging it on at the end of the year."
Union Christian Academy, St. Boniface Elementary School and Immaculate Conception Elementary School also have cyber days.