I can't imagine having anymore snow! Although there were flurries around this morning when the first group of kids came outside we knew that the soil was ready to go and that is what matters with the early season crops!
I'm on Long Island (southern New York) I use cold frames and even a warm frame in my home garden but we are just beginning to build the outdoor classroom space and school garden at the elementary school I work at. We have three 4 ft x 8 ft beds for planting smaller things in...bush peas, radishes, spinach, leaf lettuce, carrots, herbs... and a "repurposed" flower bed that runs along a southern exposure brick wall (about 60 sq ft) that we will be using for cucumber vines, squash and pumpkins. We also have a compost tumbler that students take turns collecting vegan scraps for and monitoring.
Cold frames are an excellent way to extend the season and are fun to build with the kids - our town recycling center always has great window panes to use for them.