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    Dozens of School Districts Close Early Due to Heat

    Dozens of school districts, mainly in New Jersey, dismissed early on Thursday as temperatures soared across the tri-state. Rana Novini reports.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018)

    Dozens of school districts, mainly in New Jersey, are dismissing early Thursday as temperatures are expected to soar into the 90s across the tri-state with heat indexes reaching 100 degrees or more.

    On Wednesday, several students in New Jersey were overcome by the heat and collapsed in gym class. Many school districts around the tri-state started the school year this week, but a late-summer heat wave has been wreaking havoc across the region.

    Sheila Coles picked up her granddaughter during early dismissal at Fair Mount Elementary School in Hackensack, where not all rooms have air conditioning. 

    "First thing she said to me yesterday is, 'It's hot Nonni, it's hot,'" said Coles. "So I think this was a good decision." 

    Students Overcome by Heat Collapse in Gym Class in NJ

    [NY] Students Overcome by Heat Collapse in Gym Class in NJ

    Several students ended up collapsing during gym class in a school in Northern New Jersey when they were overcome by Wednesday's heat.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018)

    At Fort Lee High School, only half the rooms have A/C, making it tough for students returning for the first day of school. 

    "With the oppressive heat and humidity, we thought we'd give them a break  today," said superintendent Ken Rota. 

    The weather is supposed to be hot and humid for one more day Thursday before a strong cold front arriving later in the day brings some much needed relief.

    Here's a list of the New Jersey schools announcing early dismissal Thursday and click here for further updates:

    Bergen County

    Fort Lee Public Schools: Early dismissal schedule

    Hackensack Public Schools: Early release at 12:30 p.m.

    Hasbrouck Heights School District: Early dismissal schedule

    Lodi Public Schools: Half day session

    Midland Park Public Schools: 12:30 p.m. dismissal

    Norwood Public School: Early dismissal schedule

    Teaneck Public Schools: Half day schedule

    Tenafly Public Schools: Early dismissal schedule

    Ramsey School District: Minimum day schedule

    Waldwick School District Early dismissal schedule

    Westwood Regional School District: Early dismissal schedule

    Passaic County

    Clifton Public Schools: Early dismissal Schedule

    Hawthorne Public Schools: Early dismissal schedule

    Paterson Public Schools: 1:10 p.m. dismissal for students

    Wayne Township Schools: Minimal day schedule

    Union County

    Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District: Single session day

    Union Township Public Schools: Half day schedule

    Essex County

    Belleville Public Schools: Early dismissal schedule

    Bloomfield School District: Half day schedule

    Verona Public Schools: Early dismissal schedule

    Montclair School District: Early dismissal schedule

    Hudson County

    Jersey City Public Schools: School closes at 12:45 p.m.

    Morris County

    Hanover Park High School: Early dismissal schedule

    Madison Public Schools: Early dismissal schedule

    Montville Township Public Schools: Early dismissal schedule

    Morris School District: Early dismissal schedule

    Netcong Elementary School: Early dismissal schedule

    Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Schools: Half day schedule for secondary schools, full day for preschool and elementary

    Dover High School in Morris County is also closed Thursday because of mold. School officials tell News 4 that they believe school will resume on Friday.

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