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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - JANUARY 29: A fan shouts prior the NFC Championship Game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on January 29, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

South Jersey’s Gloucester City School District has granted the two-hour delay we all wish we had.  

With the Eagles on their way to Super Bowl LVII, students and staff of the district will start their morning late the Monday after what will hopefully be a second championship win for The Birds. 

The district, which covers three schools in Camden County, sent out a letter to families to inform them of the delayed opening. The letter stated that the Gloucester City School District’s intention is to give students and staff the chance to watch the Super Bowl and still get enough sleep for the following school day.  

Behind the scenes, their hope is also to avoid the staffing shortages that occasionally follow the Monday after the Super Bowl.  

Superintendent Sean Gorman said: “It is a rare and special time for families to watch our local professional team compete in the Super Bowl…We feel that it’s important to give students and staff the opportunity to enjoy the game with their families and still attend school and work the next day safely and well-rested.” 

Will we see other schools in the Delaware Valley follow suit?  Hope so.