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Heat Causes Schools to Close Early

Schools to close early in Philadelphia, Trenton & Camden



    Possible Record Heat Impacts Schools, Plans

    NBC10's Pamela Osborne offers some advice on how to handle the extreme weather we are expecting Tuesday that caused some schools to close early.

    (Published Tuesday, June 13, 2017)

    Heat is causing Philadelphia area schools to close early Tuesday.

    The Philadelphia School District announced its closure Monday:

    "Due to the high temperatures forecasted, all School District of Philadelphia schools will dismiss early at (noon), Tuesday, June 13," the district said. "All after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development classes scheduled for Tuesday are canceled as well."

    Temps pushed into the mid-90s Monday and were expected to get near record levels again on Tuesday as much of the region is under a Heat Advisory.

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    The last day of school in Philly is set for the following Tuesday, June 20. Temps aren't expected to break 90 again before then.

    The district says it will post any updates about the heat to its website. You can also call 215-400-4636.

    All Camden (closing at 1 p.m.) and Trenton (closing between noon and 1 p.m.) public schools also planned to close schools early Tuesday and cancel after-school activities due to the heat. Click here for school dismissals.

    Check with your child's school to see if it will be remaining open as normal.