Heat Wave Shortens School Days in National City

Most schools will be releasing students early Tuesday through Friday

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    The heat is reaching record highs.

    Most schools in the National School District will be operating on limited schedules amid this week’s heat wave.

    From Tuesday, May 13 to Friday, May 16, most schools in the district will be releasing students early.

    Students at Ira Harbison, Las Palmas, Lincoln Acres, and John Otis will be released at 1 p.m. Those at Central, El Toyon, Kimball and Olivewood will be released at 1:25 p.m.

    Palmer Way and Rancho de la Nación, which both have air conditioning, will operate on their regular schedules.

    The district is also putting special policies in place, including providing bottled water to students and staff, canceling all gym classes and keeping kids off metal playground equipment, according to Superintendent Christopher Oram, Ed.D.

    The San Diego Unified School District has a similar hot weather modification plan.

    Temperatures in National City could pass 100 degrees by Thursday.

    Dr. Shrika Gillin with Rady Children’s Hospital says children can still learn in hot conditions, but parents need to make sure their kids have plenty of water and dress them appropriately.

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