Districts moving to half days because of heat

High humidity and hot temperatures are forcing a number of St. Joseph County school districts to alter their daily schedules.

Most are switching from a full day of classes to half days for the rest of the week.

Colon High School will dismiss classes at 11:20 a.m. the rest of the week, while elementary students will be excused at 11:30.

With the forecast for the next several days showing heat indexes of mid to upper 90s and 100 or higher Thursday and Friday, Mendon Community Schools also will move to half days this week.

The elementary school will dismiss at 10:50 a.m. and the middle/high school will dismiss at 11 a.m.

Due to excessive heat, White Pigeon Community Schools will move to half days for the remainder of the week, as well. The middle/high school will dismiss at 11:20 a.m. and the elementary will dismiss at 11:30 a.m.

At Nottawa Community School, officials said today will be a half-day of classes due to the forecasted heat index and lack of air conditioning in classrooms. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.

Classes don’t begin in Centreville and Three Rivers school districts until next week.

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