Early Dismissal Due to Heat - Follow-up

September 6, 2018

Dear Families/Guardians and Staff,

Today, Sept. 6 is the first day back for students and while we eagerly welcome students, due to forecasts of excessive heat, the district is scheduling an abbreviated day (early dismissal). This decision is based on weather advisories and the concern for our students’ and staff members' health and safety.  Due to the fact there was no existing regulation for school closure because of heat, Dr. Johnson wanted to inform the Montclair Board of Education and the public prior to making the decision to close early.  The first Board meeting prior to school opening was last night, September 4.  Moving forward, advance notice will be given.  To support our families who are challenged by childcare, Dr. Johnson has assigned Central Office staff to each building to supervise a small cooling area.  Accordingly, please email Dr. Johnson if you need support. In your email, please include:

  1. Your  name
  2. Your child’s name
  3. Your child’s school
  4. Your child’s teacher
  5. Your child’s grade
  6. Your cell phone number
  7. The expected time of your arrival

Dr. Johnson’s email is kjohnson@montclair.k12.nj.us.  We are a team and the first day will be wonderful and we will support our students and families.

Please see below for your school's early dismissal time. Additionally, all after-care programs are cancelled along with the cancellation of all after-school activities. Please stay safe and hydrated during this hot weather. 

Glenfield and Buzz Aldrin
12:40 P.M.

Montclair High
1:07 P.M.

Edgemont, Northeast and Renaissance
1:10 P.M.

Bradford, Charles H. Bullock and Watchung
1:40 P.M.

Developmental Learning Center
1:40 P.M.

Hillside and Nishuane
2:10 P.M

Thank you,
Montclair Public Schools

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