DPSCD closing schools early Tuesday due to extreme heat

- WEB UPDATE: For the second day in a row, The Detroit Public Schools Community District will shorten the school day due to the heat for Tuesday. 

DPSCD closed schools early on Monday due to the extreme heat forecasted for the day and plan to again for Tuesday.

>>To check for the latest DPSCD news, go to http://detroitk12.org/

The school district released the following statement regarding the Tuesday early closure:

"All schools will follow the half day dismissal schedule for Tuesday, September 26 due to near record high temperatures this fall. Please ensure that all students attend school as teaching and learning is still expected. Temperatures are expected to range up to the mid-90s. The half day early dismissal schedule is for school-based staff and students. All Central Office staff must remain at work the full work day.

"In addition, all afternoon sports and training are canceled Tuesday. For a list of half day dismissal times, please visit the school profile pages at detroitk12.org.

"Based on current weather predictions, we expect to return to our regular schedule on Wednesday."

Several other local schools have also called for early dismissal. You can see a full list of school closings here

In the Detroit area, the National Weather Service says Saturday's high of 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) surpassed the record of 89 degrees Fahrenheit (31.5 Celsius) for Sept. 23 set in 1937, while a high of 89 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday tied the record from Sept. 24, 1891.

In western Michigan and the Flint area, record highs were reached for four consecutive days. Schools in the Grand Rapids area also are among those closing early. 
 
Temperatures will be cooler on Thursday and Friday.
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