This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
School started a week early this year, right in the middle of a heat wave. High temperatures around 95 degrees are in the forecast. All students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday (Aug. 28 and 29), and all afterschool activities for students are canceled.
School staff will still work full days, and the District’s central office at 440 N. Broad St. will remain open for regular weekday hours. But professional development sessions that were scheduled for those days are canceled.
Updated information will also be posted on the District’s Information Hotline at 215-400-4636.