Schools can't take the heat, early closures today

Due to "extreme" heat and humidity, all schools will close early today, district officials announced.

The National Weather Service sent out an excessive heat warning which cited that temperatures in the mid-90s and high humidity could "create a situation in which heat illness is possible," district officials said in the statement.

Officials say they're taking the warning seriously and will close schools at 1:30 p.m. today.

Parents, if you, too, are worried that your child might be in any heat-related danger when they're released from schools an hour and a half early, rest assured, the district will still provide routine transportation, officials said.

The heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. 

If you're also taking the warning seriously, check the district's website at www.philasd.org for any updates, or call their hotline at 215-400-4636.

 

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