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Forum News Service, Published August 26 2013

Grand Forks schools to dismiss early due to heat

Due to the high heat index forecast, Grand Forks Public Schools will dismiss two hours early on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Elementary schools will close at 1 p.m., middle schools at 1:30 p.m. and high schools at 12:55 p.m. Lunch will be served prior to early dismissal.

Afternoon Head Start and afternoon early childhood special education classes are cancelled.

High school activities will continue as scheduled with extra precautions being made regarding additional rest and hydration, in cooperation with athletic trainers. Middle school and elementary school athletics and intramurals are cancelled Tuesday and Wednesday.

The weather forecast for the remainder of the week will be closely onitored and a decision for classes will be communicated to parents Wednesday morning.