Some school districts opt for half-day due to heat


(WPRI) — It was a tough day in the classroom for kids on Monday with temperatures climbing to climb into the 90s once again.

Southern New England is bracing for a potential heatwave with a number of areas under a Heat Advisory through at least Tuesday.

Kids Clubhouse in Glocester and North Attleboro public schools were released early Monday due to the heat. North Attleboro is also scheduled for early release on Tuesday.

A handful of other Massachusetts school districts were also released early on Monday, and some schools in New Hampshire canceled classes entirely.

In Rhode Island, while the state has dropped its outdoor mask mandate last week for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, masks are still required in all school buildings.

Thomas McCarthy, leader of the state’s COVID response team, said there are no plans to change that guidance for the rest of the school year, which ends this month.

McCarthy did say there’s a possibility mask mandates could change for summer programs when there’s less people inside compared to the typical school year.

When dealing with the heat, no matter where you are, make sure you drink plenty of fluids, stay in air-conditioned or shaded areas, and check on your neighbors.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

WATCH: The Latest Weather Video


Download WPRI 12 News & Weather Apps

Download WPRI 12 Mobile Apps

Sky Drone 12

More Sky Drone 12

Dan Yorke State of Mind

DYSOM 6/11/21: Taxing PPP Loans

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on


More Live Cams