Staying cool at Milton Public Schools

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Milton Public Schools Special superintendent’s message regarding hot weather.

From the Desk of Milton Public Schools Superintendent Mary Gormley:

Dear MPS Parents, Guardians and Staff,

As you know, this week’s temperatures have climbed above 90 degrees in the region, breaking meteorological records. Temperatures may decline tomorrow, although the humidity is expected to remain through late Thursday.  Here in the Milton Public Schools, we have responded to the weather conditions in the following manner:

  • Nurses in each of our schools have been on alert for signs of heat-related illnesses.
  • Food Service Director Jackie Morgan has supplied each elementary school with large containers of drinking water for students during lunch, gym and recess.
  • Physical Education classes will continue, with all instructors being aware of the importance of hydration and rest.
  • Coaches of our sports teams are aware of the situation and are scheduling extra rest and water breaks for our student athletes.
  • Today’s High School Cross Country meets (both Boys and Girls) will delay the start time for races until 5:30pm.

I would encourage parents and guardians to make sure their children are dressed in weather-appropriate clothing, stay well-hydrated and bring extra bottles of water to school this week. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

The Milton Public School system is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the provision of quality educational programs for all students.  The Milton Public School system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, age or sexual orientation.

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