Lansing Superintendent Darrel Stufflebeam has had to cancel classes several times this school year. And he provided his most recent snow day announcement in song.

Lansing Superintendent Darrel Stufflebeam has had to cancel classes several times this school year. And he provided his most recent snow day announcement in song.

Stufflebeam, who says he has a talent for singing like Kermit the Frog, recorded a parody of the song “Rainbow Connection” to announce that classes were being canceled Friday.

“Rainbow Connection” is a song associated with Kermit the Frog.

Stufflebeam said musical announcements about snow days have become an online trend, with other school officials from the across the country posting similar videos.

A video of Stufflebeam’s announcement was posted on the school district’s website, www.usd469.net

“That was me singing,” he said. “I wrote the words.”

Like the Muppet character, Stufflebeam performed his parody, “Lansing Connection,” with a banjo. But the superintendent admits the banjo was just a prop.

“It was not a real banjo, and I was not playing it,” he said.

Stufflebeam said the backup music used for the video was karaoke music from You Tube.

He recorded the video Thursday.

“We did it in two takes,” he said.

Stufflebeam said Friday marked the last snow day that was built into the school year calendar for the Lansing public schools.

Additional snow days will have to be made up. He said district officials can make up future snow days by having classes on days that were not scheduled to be school days or adding minutes to regularly scheduled school days. He said school officials will look at both options.

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