Public schools have early dismissals Tues, Wednesday

All School District of Philadelphia Schools will end classes at 1 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday due to excessive heat.

Due to the high temperatures forecasted, all School District of Philadelphia schools will dismiss students at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28 and Wednesday, Aug. 29.

School-based employees are expected to work their normal work day and Administrative Offices will operate on regular business hours. All after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development sessions scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday are canceled.

The general public and media are urged to monitor the district website at, the district’s Facebook page,, or its Twitter feed, @PHLschools, for further details. Updated information will also be posted on the District’s Information Hotline at (215) 400-INFO (4636).