September 4, 2018

Pittsburgh Public Schools – Early Release

Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) announced it will be operating on a 2-hour early release schedule on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 and Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

Out of concern for the safety of students and staff, the 2-hour early release is in response to record high temperatures to provide relief to those inside schools without air conditioning, where temperatures can reach above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

“The 2-hour release for all schools will ensure sufficient transportation coverage as well as assist our families, with children in different schools, in planning appropriate childcare. As part of the 2-hour early release, all schools and early childhood centers (students and staff) will be dismissed exactly 2-hours earlier than their normal dismissal time.

Middle and high school athletics will continue at the discretion of head coaches. Schools will contact families if practices or games are canceled or rescheduled. All other afterschool activities are canceled. All Central Administration offices will remain open.

Additional early releases may be called as temperatures are expected to rise throughout the week. The District will progress monitor daily and keep families and staff informed of any schedule changes.”

For more information, read the full announcement via the PPS Official Facebook Page.  

For assistance with finding child care options, please call 2-1-1.

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