Heat Related Early Release 9/7 & 9/8-Dismissal at 11:45am

Posted September 6, 2022

Heat-Related Early Release – Sabin World – Sept. 7 & 8 – Dismissal at 11:45

Dear Sabin World Community,

It is our priority to keep you informed of incidents related to student safety. Due to the anticipated high temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday (September 7th & 8th), we have decided to send students home at 11:45 a.m. on those days. This is being done for the safety of our students and staff. 

  • Lunch will be provided prior to the 11:45 a.m. dismissal.
  • All students will be sent home with asynchronous lessons for the afternoon.  
  • DPS Transportation will run on a modified schedule and transportation eligible students will be dropped off at their normal locations. 
  • Parents who do not wish for their student to ride the bus home earlier in the day will have the option of picking up their students at the school building. Please send a message/note to the teacher letting them know you will be picking them up.  
  • Afternoon ECE is canceled both days.
  • Discovery Link will be closed for after school care on both days.  
  • If your child attends another daycare after school, please check with your provider.  
  • Back to School Night is being rescheduled to Thursday, September 22nd.  

As you may know, our building is on the list to have air conditioning installed, but that work has not yet been completed.

When temperatures rise to these levels, heat exhaustion is always a possibility, whether kids are outside or in a building that isn’t air conditioned. Here are some signs of heat exhaustion.

  • Cool, moist skin with goosebumps when in the heat
  • Heavy sweating
  • Faintness
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Weak, rapid pulse
  • Low blood pressure upon standing
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Headache

While these signs do not automatically indicate a trip to a doctor, the person should rest in a shady area or in an air conditioned building, drink cool fluids such as water or sports drinks, and take a cool shower, if possible, or put towels soaked in cool water on their skin.

We would like to assure you that the safety and well-being of our students are our number one priority. The forecast is for temperatures to drop back to manageable temperatures by Friday and we expect to return to our normal schedule at that time. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any