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School cancellations cause problems for some parents

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It's been a good holiday break for Jordan and Kaia Dutremble.

"I normally played inside with all my toys that I got from Christmas," said Jordan Dutremble.

Both girls were supposed to head back to school Tuesday, but Forsyth County canceled classes because of freezing temperatures.

"I was just calling all my friends to see if they could have a sleepover," said Kaia Dutremble.

"Once I got the text, I ran into my mom's room when she was on the phone and I started screaming at her that there was no school tomorrow," said Jordan Dutremble.

It was great news for many children, but not for all parents.

"I see a lot of parents who struggle with being able to find babysitters or other daycare when those schools are closed down or after school is closed," said mother Tammy Dutremble.

Tammy Dutremble is one of the lucky ones. Her company allows her to work from home, but it's not always the best environment for getting work done.

"Whenever I am trying to have fun, she always says, 'Jordan, be quiet, I'm on the phone,'" said Jordan Dutremble.

Ultimately parents have no choice but to deal with school cancellations. In this case, Tammy Dutremble said she believes school officials may have jumped the gun.

"If the roads had iced over, I think it would have been a big problem for the school buses, but I don't think there was any problem with ice on the roads. I think it was probably called a little too soon," said Tammy Dutremble.

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