In celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs winning the Super Bowl, Smithville School District has canceled school for Wednesday, Feb. 5, so Warrior families can attend the parade at 11:30 a.m. in Kansas City. Innovation Learning will also be closed Wednesday.
"Congrats to the Super Bowl LIV Champions," the district wrote in a digital alert to families and on social media after the Chiefs' win.
Kearney School District also is canceling classes, calling the day "Red Snow Day."
A celebration of this magnitude including a Super Bowl parade comes with a variety of challenges for the district including student attendance concerns and a shortage of staff substitutes.
"KSD is joining other Kansas City metro area school districts and will cancel classes," states a district release.
Kids Club will also be closed.
"This will be treated like an inclement weather day. Activities and practices will be evaluated and notification will be sent to families when available," states the Kearney release.
Liberty schools will also be closed for the parade. However, Kids Zone will be open.
The district make-up day will be Friday, Feb. 14.
North Kansas City School District also canceled classes.
"Following a tradition started with the Royals World Series win in 2015, NKC Schools will now celebrate the Chiefs Super Bowl championship by being closed on Wednesday, Feb. 5," states a district release. "All classes will be canceled to allow our community to participate in the parade and the day will be made up at the conclusion of the school year."
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