Monday, June 13, 2022
To keep children and staff safe during predicted hot weather, MPS will close schools early on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. The National Weather Service is predicting dangerously high temperatures and a high heat index. Young children and persons with certain health conditions are especially vulnerable to heat-related distress. For the safety of all, the district has decided to shorten the school day.
All schools will start at their regular times and will be dismissed as follows:
- Schools that begin at 7:20 a.m. will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.
- Schools that begin at 9:00 a.m. will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
- All Summer Academy sites will release at 1:00 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch will be served. Buses will pick up students at the early dismissal times. Families who pick up their child from school should adhere to the scheduled times above.
All after-school activities, Recreation Child Care Camps, Community Learning Centers (CLCs), and Safe Places will be canceled for the afternoon and evening.
With hot weather coming so early in the season, please take steps to stay safe in the heat. Health and safety tips to help manage the effects of the hot weather are offered below.
- Stay in air conditioning when possible on hot days. If you don’t have air conditioning, head to libraries, malls, and other public spaces to keep cool.
- Check on loved ones. Call or visit friends and neighbors, especially the elderly, who may live alone or may not have air conditioning.
- Avoid going outside during the hottest part of the day. If you have to be outside, stick to the cooler morning and evening hours. Wear light, loose clothing and take frequent air-conditioned breaks.
- Beware of hot cars. Never leave a person or a pet in a parked car, even for a short time. On an 80-degree day, the temperature inside a car can reach 100 degrees in less than 10 minutes.
- Stay hydrated. Drink water often on hot days. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and hot, heavy meals.
- Watch local weather forecasts so you can plan outdoor activities safely. Pay attention to any extreme heat alerts.