Schools closing early because of extreme heat

August 28, 2018

With an expected heat index between 95 and 104, some school districts have decided to have early dismissals on Tuesday.

“Due to the weather forecast for Tuesday, August 28, all Milford public and parochial schools will have an early dismissal with no afternoon preschool classes scheduled.,” the district posted. “If you have a child in an after-school program, the childcare program will be closed. All after-school activities/programs, including adult education are canceled. Early dismissal for your school is two hours prior to the regular end time.”

All schools in West Haven will also have early dismissal on Tuesday.

Eleven Norwalk schools will close early on the first day of school because of high temperatures in the forecast for Wednesday.

The school district posted about the two hour early dismissal and sent an email home to parents on Monday afternoon. Affected schools include Nathan Hale, Ponus, Roton, West Rocks, Cranbury, Naramake, Kendall, Rowayton, Silvermine, Tracey and Wolfpit.

“After school programs & activities at the schools dismissing early are also cancelled,” a Facebook post from the Norwalk Public School account said.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.