West Aurora to dismiss early Thursday
By Kalyn Belsha firstname.lastname@example.org August 28, 2013 6:08PM
Updated: September 30, 2013 2:07PM
AURORA — West Aurora School District will dismiss students early Thursday, the third day in a row, due to predicted heat and humidity.
As of Wednesday evening, the National Weather Service predicted the Thursday high for the Aurora area would be 91 F, with a heat index as high as 98 F.
West Aurora said the past three days of heat during the day and night had caused rooms to accumulate heat. Seven elementary schools, two middle schools and half the high school do not have air conditioning.
District spokesman Mike Chapin said he had not received any heat-related incident reports Tuesday or Wednesday.
The district will follow the same dismissal schedule as it did Tuesday and Wednesday. District administrators will watch the weather to decide if there will be an early release Friday.
West Aurora High School will let out at 10:40 a.m., with students attending periods four to seven. Practices will be held after the early dismissal.
The Todd Early Childhood Center and Hope D. Wall preschool will dismiss at 11 a.m. There will be no afternoon preschool at the Todd Center or Hope Wall School.
Elementary schools and the rest of Hope Wall School will dismiss at 11:20 a.m.
Middle schools will dismiss at noon. There will be after-school athletic practices or events at the middle schools.
Lunch will not be served at West Aurora on Thursday.
Special education students in private placements will follow their regular schedule and do not have an early release.
West High’s evening Success Academy will follow its regular schedule and bagged lunches will be provided.
The Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Provider Fair will take place as scheduled at West High from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.