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Published August 26, 2013, 11:32 AM

Grand Forks Schools to dismiss early Tuesday, Wednesday due to heat

Due to the high heat index forecast, Grand Forks Public Schools will dismiss two hours early on Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28. Schools will dismiss at normal times Monday, August 26.

Due to the high heat index forecast, Grand Forks Public Schools and Holy Family will dismiss two hours early on Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28.

Elementary schools will close at 1 p.m., middle schools at 1:30 p.m. and high schools at 12:55 p.m. Lunch will be served prior to early dismissal.

Afternoon Head State and afternoon Early Childhood Special Education classes are cancelled.

High School activities will continue as scheduled with extra precautions being made regarding additional rest and hydration, in cooperation with athletic trainers. Middle school and elementary school athletics and intramurals are cancelled August 27 and 28.

The weather forecast for the remainder of the week will be closely onitored and a decision for classes will be communicated to parents the morning of Wednesday, August 28.

Schools will dismiss at normal times Monday, August 26. St. Michael's school reports they will remain open as air conditioning is working.

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