Intolerable temps close summer school today, tomorrow

All school district summer enrichment programs will dismiss early today because of the extreme heat and humidity, district officials announced this morning.

Classes will let out at 1 p.m. today and will be closed for the entire session tomorrow. Afternoon program staffers shouldn't report to their regular sites. Routine transportation will be provided for students.

The National Weather Service reported that the combination of temperatures in the high 90’s and high humidity could create a situation in which heat illness is possible, officials said.  The heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m.

"The District is taking this excessive heat warning seriously," said a district spokeswoman.

Updated information will be posted on the district's Information Hotline at 215-400-4636, and their website at philasd.org.

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