Little did Vanilla Ice know that more than two decades after putting out 'Ice Ice Baby,' his song would be a key cog in the way school administrators tell parents and students that classes have been canceled due to inclement weather.

In the above video, North Carolina's Durham Academy channels Mr. Ice to announce school is closed.

That one is downright clever compared to a similar effort from White Knoll Elementary School in Lexington, South Carolina, which you can squirm your way through below.

We're not sure who came up with this concept, but it seems to be growing. Here's a thought: if school is closed because of snow, why not make a rap lampooning 'Informer?'