The snow and ice is starting to thaw, but kids are still staying home from school. For the the third day in a row many schools in the tri-state called of classes for tomorrow. That can be good or bad news depending on who youre talking to. So what exactly goes into calling a snow day? As you may expect it all comes down to safety. You may look around and say many of the roads are clear. It looks safe to me, but there is a lot more to consider than that. The notification is out. "This will be our third. Tomorrow will be our third," says Marsha Jackson with the EVSC. The kids of the EVSC get another snow day. Another day to play games. And another day for parents to figure out what to do. "I have to work this time of year. Im under deadlines," says parent Carlin Beckman. Thats why many parents who drop their kids off at Snow Day Camp at the YMCA were hoping school would be back in session Thursday. The EVSC sent out their crews to check the roads who say conditions are not safe. If youre driving down main roads like the Lloyd here it may catch you by surprise that school is off because this road is clear and easy to drive on, but these side roads arent plowed theyre covered in ice and the sidewalks are even worse. "If the sidewalks are covered with snow theyre walking in the streets thats not a safe situation." says Jackson. And its not safe for the buses to be on the unplowed side roads. "Especially the entrances into subdivsions. Theyre covered with slush and theyll freeze up." So when it looks fine outside your window remember the EVSC district stretches 241 miles and trying to get kids from some of that area in class just wont work again. The EVSC only has four calamity days. So theyre getting down to the wire on free days. On top of it Monday is a holiday for the kids - school is already canceled. That means if tomorrow is called off kids here in Evansville could have an entire week off school.