Philly Schools Closing at Noon Due to Heat

Schools with graduation ceremonies have the option to stay open.

School District of Philadelphia

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Too cool for school? Not today.

Philadelphia public schools will close at noon today because of the heat, district officials announced this morning. The temperature at 10 a.m. was 85 degrees in Center City, with a predicted high of 94 degrees. A heat advisory was scheduled to go into effect at noon.

“Schools with a graduation ceremony scheduled for today have the option to remain open for the ceremonies,” the district said in a public statement. “Parents are asked to contact schools directly to confirm graduation schedules.”

The public can check the district’s website for updates, District’s Information Hotline at 215-400-INFO (4636).