Some Philadelphia schools are planning ahead for what could be a late night of celebrating after the Eagles’ Super Bowl appearance against the Kansas City Chiefs next week.
A couple of area schools have already announced two-hour delays for Monday, Feb. 13, the day after the Super Bowl.
Kickoff for Super Bowl LVII is set for 6:30 p.m ET.
According to NBC Philadelphia, the Gloucester City School District in South Jersey and the Wissahickon School District in Ambler, Montgomery County, Pa., have already announced two-hour delay start times for that Monday. The Gloucester district sent out a note to parents informing them of the decision, saying it is a special time and that students and staff should be able to enjoy the Super Bowl while still being able to attend school and be well-rested the next day.
If history is our guide, an Eagles win would kick off quite the celebration that will go long into the night.
The scenes from their 2018 celebration after beating Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are legendary, and we even got a small glimpse of that following their NFC Championship win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
It’s a smart approach for districts to take. Even though the game starts early in the evening, the Super Bowl tends to be longer than most NFL games (probably closer to four hours), and if the Eagles win that will be an even later night of excitement. A lot of younger students would normally be in bed way before that.
That is to say nothing of school faculty who will want to do their own celebrating.
Win or lose there will be a lot of people calling out of work or showing up late on Monday in both Philadelphia and Kansas City, so it makes sense for schools to get out in front of it and give everybody an extended window to sleep.
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Publish Date:2023-02-03 00:09:22