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Early Dismissal on June 19 and June 20 Due to Anticipated Excessive Heat

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Olga Hugelmeyer, Ed.D.



Superintendent of Schools




June 18, 2024


Dear Parents and Guardians:


The safety and wellbeing of all members of the Elizabeth Public Schools learning community is our top priority.


Please be advised that due to a heat advisory issued over the next several days with anticipated heat index values of 95-100 degrees, all district schools will have an early dismissal on Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20.


Students in Grades 9-12 will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m.


Students in Grades Pk-8 will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m.


Due to the early dismissals for the entire district on June 19 and June 20, schools that were previously scheduled to host eighth grade promotion ceremonies on Thursday, June 20 at 1 p.m. will now host their ceremonies at a new time. Below is the updated schedule for the affected schools.


Thursday, June 20 – 9 a.m.

Nicholas S. LaCorte – Peterstown School No. 3

Joseph Battin School No. 4

Toussaint L’Ouverture – Marquis de Lafayette School No.  6

Terence C. Reilly School No. 7

iPrep Academy School No. 8

Woodrow Wilson School No. 19

Monday, June 24 – 9 a.m.

Benjamin Franklin School No. 13

Dr. Orlando Edreira Academy School No. 26


Elizabeth Public Schools team members will be working together to provide all students with the safest and most comfortable learning environment possible during school hours. The school district takes specific measures to keep everyone cool and in good health. These measures include lowering shades early in the morning to keep sun rays from heating the classrooms, using portable fans where available, continuous observation and recording of temperatures in all school classrooms, and limiting physical activities. Furthermore, water will be available to students and staff at each school and multiple water breaks will be taken to keep students and staff hydrated.


I encourage you as a parent to make sure your child drinks plenty of water. Working together, we will keep our students safe, healthy, and happy.



Olga Hugelmeyer