"We're just doing what we do. We're keeping the kids happy," Don Garrett, a second-grade teacher at Grantswood Community School in Irondale, Ala., told The Birmingham News.
Teachers and staff brought out snacks and games and planned for a long night, if necessary.
"This is outside their routine, and younger kids are pretty routine-oriented, and we're trying to maintain that," Garrett told the newspaper. "The last thing we would want to do is panic the kids, so we're just doing business as usual."
In some districts, conditions were so bad that not only were buses pulled from the road, but parents were also told not to even try to pick up their kids.
"If you have not picked up your child from school, please do not rush, and stay safe," the Homewood, Ala., school system said in a statement. "Homewood City Schools has faculty and administrators that will be staying at the schools through the evening, if need be, with students and families that were not able to travel home due to the weather."