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Schools dismissing early due to heat, cooling centers open

HARTFORD — Some schools are dismissing students early Tuesday due to the excessive heat.

Another heat wave is in the works Tuesday through Thursday with three days in the 90s.

Tuesday and Wednesday is when the sweltering stuff peaks. Temperatures will be in the low/mid 90s, and the tropical humidity will make it feel like near or over 100 at times during the afternoon.

MIlford Public School released the following on their website:

“Due to the weather forecast for tomorrow, Tuesday, August 28, all Milford Public and Parochial schools will have an early dismissal with no afternoon preschool classes scheduled.  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 2 hours prior to the regular end time.”

Norwalk Public School released the following on their website:

With very hot weather expected here on Wednesday, August 29, there will be a 2 hour early dismissal at 11 NPS schools without air conditioning.

The 2 hour early dismissal applies only to the following schools: 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.

The state has also provided a list of cooling centers across the state.

The following locations are open as cooling centers on Tuesday and Wednesday:

Winchester Town Hall (Francis P Hicks Room)
338 Main Street
Open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Blanche McCarthy Senior Center (For age 55 and older and disabled)
80 Holabird Avenue
Open 8 a.m – 4 p.m.

Hungerford Emergency and Medical Care Lobby at the Winsted Health Center
115 Spencer Street
Open 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.