Several National School District schools on minimum day schedule due to heat

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. - Some schools in the National School District will be dismissed early this week due to the high temperatures.

District officials say with the high heat conditions expected throughout the week, the following schools in National City will be placed on a minimum day schedule from May 13-16.

-- Central School: 1:25 p.m.
-- El Toyon Elementary: 1:25 p.m.
-- Ira Harbison Elementary: 1:00 p.m.
-- Kimball Elementary: 1:25 p.m.
-- Las Palmas Elementary: 1:00 p.m.
-- Lincoln Acres School: 1:00 p.m.
-- Olivewood School: 1:25 p.m.
-- John A. Otis Elementary: 1:00 p.m.

The district says Palmer Way Elementary and Rancho de la Nación Elementary are on regular schedule because they have air-conditioned classrooms throughout their respective schools.

In addition to the early dismissal, schools are implementing the following procedures to ensure student safety during these high heat days:

-- Bottled water is being provided to each student and staff member
-- All student lunches that are in backpacks are stored inside the classrooms
-- Children are kept from playing on metal equipment if they are allowed outside
-- Shaded areas are available for students if students are allowed outside
-- PE classes have been canceled
-- All outdoor activities are limited

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