Dayton Public Schools announced in a Facebook post that the school district will be closed on the Monday after the Super Bowl, Feb. 14.
In recent years, the district has been closed as a “winter break” day on the day after the Super Bowl. DPS had not originally planned to do so this year, but now says it will “follow that practice.”
The Facebook post included a picture of a Bengal tiger, as the Cincinnati Bengals face the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 13.
Cincinnati Public Schools and some other Cincinnati-area schools also announced they would close that Monday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, after the Bengals secured a berth in the Super Bowl.
In anticipation of the game, Dayton Public Schools said Friday, Feb. 11 will be a Bengals spirit day, where students and staff are encouraged to wear Bengals attire to school.
“Be sure to wear your Bengals spirit wear or orange and black. Let’s go, Bengals!” DPS wrote in their post.
Many schools could be closed due to winter storm concerns later this week, and most schools also have Feb. 21 off for Presidents Day.