‘Hallelujah’ no school: Superintendent sings snow day announcement


A snow day each student is given with the singing of “Hallelujah”, but a southern-Massachusetts superintendent beat them to it as he announced will be cancelled the lessons with the help of the famous tune.

Aaron Polansky, the new director for the Old Colony Regional vocation Technical High School in Rochester, Mass., rewrote the words of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” to let students know that they could sleep on Tuesday.

He told Fox News that he wanted to do something fun and silly, especially after his cosmetology student had to cancel a trip to the International Beauty Show in New York City scheduled for Tuesday. He said that they were “crushed” because they had raised $2,000 in the weekend for the trip.


“I was sitting in my office Monday evening to talk with my wife about the cancellation of the classes, because everyone is different,” Polansky said. “There were a couple of boys rehearsing for a talent show … so we did a parody of the song.”

“I heard that there is a winter storm in the South of the Mass, there is snow in the store, and you don’t really want to risk it do ya?” Polansky sang for the camera. “Well, it goes as follows, we cancelled trip to New York City for Cosmo Kids, so I think that we probably should cancel school.”

The seven students were in the background singing the chorus.

Polansky uploaded the video to YouTube and sent it to families via Facebook and Twitter. Viewing more than 8,000 times.

In addition to having fun with the announcement, Polansky said that he hopes that it will lead to concern for his students and his school.

“We have some great kids and we are just for fun,” he said, adding that the reaction to the video is “amazing.”

In Massachusetts, where the weather forecast called for 12 to 18 inches of snow, Gov. Charlie Baker encouraged drivers to stay off the road and take the public transport only if absolutely necessary, say the rapid snowfall rates would driving is dangerous.

If a second snow day is needed, Polansky said he already has a tune in mind. While he could not say which number, he promised that it would be a beginning of the rap of Eminem.

“I will come as a surprise,” he said.

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