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NJ school district trying a virtual school day

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MONTVALE, N.J. (AP) - One New Jersey school district is having students log on for a "virtual school day" in an experiment that could alter the meaning of snow days.

Bergen County's Pascack Valley Regional High School District say that Thursday's experiment is possible because all students at its two schools are issued laptops.

While students won't be on campus, they are expected to log in, complete assignments found on teachers' web sites and communicate with teachers throughout the day.

The state Education Department will evaluate how the day went to decide whether to count the day as an official one for the district.

If it doesn't, students will have to make up a day during spring break.

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