Deer Park Schools to Release Early Due to Heat on Friday, September 22

September 21, 2017

Deer Park Schools to Release Early Due to Heat on Friday, September 22

 

Good evening Deer Park Families: 

It looks like Mother Nature had one last heat surge in-store for us.  Tomorrow's forecasted high is 90 degrees with a relative humidity between 70% and 80%.  This will make for what I would consider near dangerous conditions in our school buildings, especially on the 2nd floors of both Amity Elementary and the Jr./Sr. High School.

With that in mind, we are going to release early tomorrow afternoon and we will be following the early release schedule established earlier this year.  The Jr./Sr. High School will release at 12:40 p.m. and Holmes and Amity will release at 12:55 p.m.  As stated previously, by dismissing at these times it will allow for our students the opportunity to eat lunch while at the same time getting them out of our buildings prior to the hottest part of the day.

The Champions after school program at Holmes Elementary will be cancelled tomorrow.  All other after school activities will continue as scheduled.  The after school shuttle from Holmes Elementary to the Howard Building WILL run after school tomorrow.  Scarlet Oaks is not in session tomorrow which means we will have an extra bus driver available to run the shuttle, so the shuttle will run as normal.   

I will be closely monitoring the weather over the weekend as well.  It appears that Monday and Tuesday's weather might be very similar to what we experience tomorrow before the heat finally breaks next Wednesday.  If we decide to release early on Monday and/or Tuesday, I will do my best to notify you as early as possible so that you can make alternative plans.
 
Thank you for your flexibility and understanding!
 
Jay Phillips
Superintendent