Superintendent Calls Half Day on First Day of School Due To Excessive Heat

FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay has called a half day for the first day of school on Wednesday, August 29, due to an excessive heat watch issued by the National Weather Service.

The temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be in the 90s with the heat index up to 105 degrees.

“Framingham Public Schools staff members have been hard at work preparing for the arrival of students this week! Regrettably, the heat continues to be a challenge in many of our schools without air conditioning. I will be watching the weather closely for the entire week, but for now Wednesday, August 29th – our first day of school for students in Grades 1-12 – will be a half day of school,” said Tremblay in an announcement at 8 p.m.

Students will be dismissed on August 29th as follows:

Thayer High School Campus 10:50 a.m.
Framingham High School 10:50 a.m.
McCarthy Elementary School 11:15 a.m.
Cameron, Fuller and Walsh Middle Schools 11:25 a.m.
Barbieri, Brophy, Hemenway and Potter Road Elementary Schools 12:15 p.m.
King Elementary School 12:20 p.m.
All other elementary schools 12:05 p.m.


“This day will not have to be made up at the end of the school year. It is my hope that with this advance notice families can make any necessary childcare arrangements,” aid Tremblay tonight. “Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Wednesday is the first day of school for students in grades 1-12. Kindergarten students in the public school district start in Thursday.

Freshmen have an orientation tomorrow, August 28.

Keefe Technical students had their first day of school today, August 27.

Students at the Christa McAuliffe Charter School will have a full day on Wednesday, August 29.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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