Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Chief Executive Officer Jean-Claude Brizard has ordered all regularly scheduled CPS sponsored summer school classes to be cancelled for students and teachers at all schools on Friday, July 6, 2012. School leaders and engineers are expected to report to all sites tomorrow as planned.
The decision was made based on the forecast for Friday that is expected to mirror today’s temperatures that reached over 100 degrees.
“Due to reports of the excessive heat that will continue throughout Chicago again tomorrow, we have determined that it is in the best interest of our students and instructional staff to cancel summer school for all CPS sponsored sites tomorrow,” said CEO Brizard.
The District will continue to monitor the heat wave, and any additional information will be disseminated once those decisions are made. We urge school communities, parents and students to continue to monitor these announcements on television, radio and the CPS web site, Facebook and Twitter.
CPS encourages all families to take advantage of cooling centers operated by the Chicago Department of Human Services. To find the nearest library, park field house or pool, contact 3-1-1.
Cooling centers across the Chicagoland area include:
- North Area Center - 4740 North Sheridan Road
- Trina Davila Center - 4345-47 West Armitage Avenue
- Garfield Center - 10 South Kedzie Avenue
- King Center - 4314 South Cottage Grove Avenue
- Englewood Center - 845 West 69th Street
- South Chicago Center - 8759 South Commercial Avenue
For more information on extreme heat preparedness, please visit the Office of Emergency Management and Communications website.
Chicago Public Schools serves 405,000 students in 675 schools. It is the nation’s third-largest school district.