PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The head of a school took inspiration from the movie “Frozen” to announce a snow day.
In a video released ahead of Tuesday's big storm, Matt Glendinning sang the announcement to students at Moses Brown School to the tune of the movie's best-known song, “Let It Go.”
The video features singing by the chairman of the school's performing arts department, Justin Peters, while Glendinning lip-synced lines including: “The snow glows white on Route 95, not a tire track to be seen. We could make you come to school, but that would just be mean.”
“School is closed, school is closed, 'cause it snowed so much last night,” he continues. “School is closed, school is closed. So stay at home and sit tight.”
Lyrics were penned by the school's director of communications, Adam Olenn, who recently joined the staff after working at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and came up with the idea.
Glendinning has been head of school for six years. He admitted he had not seen “Frozen” before recording the video, which was released Monday, but described filming it as the most fun he's ever had.
Glendinning appears around the Providence campus of the private Quaker K-12 school wearing a striped hat, mittens and a scarf he throws over his shoulder with a flourish. Students join in the fun, with a group of thrilled students jumping up and down and two lip-syncing along after Glendenning sings “School is closed. You can stay in bed and sleep.”
“Here I'll snooze, and here I'll stay,” the two sing from a bunk bed.
Glendenning ends the song with: “At home you'll sit. There's no school today. Let the storm rage on. The cold never bothered me anyway.”