Students in Wisconsin’s Cumberland school district woke up to some good news this morning, delivered to them in song.
District administrators gave them the message – via YouTube – they had the day off, by setting it to the tune of Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way.” As a bonus, actual Backstreet Boy (or is it Man, now?) A.J. McLean introduced the number.
“The roads are too bad to drive. We want you alive. So we say, today is a snow day,” goes one of the lines. The repeating “Tell me why” in the original song is replaced by “Cumberland.”
By the end, the Cumberland beaver mascot gets in on the step-touch choreography.
Hard to say whether any students (likely born 2000 onward) recognized the 1999 megahit.