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Stay Safe During Excessive Heat Warning


We hope you are having a safe and enjoyable summer. With the active excessive heat warning issued for the next few days, we are reaching out with guidance and supports on how to keep your students safe. Please find the following recommended actions to help regulate the temperature inside of your building:

Guidance for Parents
  • Stay inside. Try to plan indoor activities during the heat of the day. UV rays are the strongest and most harmful during midday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Outdoor activities that involve direct sunlight should be avoided during the hottest parts of the day, if this isn’t possible, then seek shade under a tree, an umbrella or a pop-up tent.
  • Protect your skin. Both adults and children need protection from UV rays. Use sunscreen whenever outside.
  • Use fans, draw the shades, and turn off lights if possible.  
Guidance For After School Programs or School Buildings 

Plase find the following recommended actions to help regulate the temperature inside of your facilities: 
  • Use fans, draw the shades, and turn off overhead lights in classrooms.
  • Move to cool or lower-level classrooms when possible.
  • Make sure outside air dampers are closed.
  • Limit outdoor activity to short periods in the early morning.
  • Encourage students to stay hydrated and provide easy access to water.
Call 311 to find a cooling center near you or request a well-being check on someone you fear may be in danger from the heat.