WARWICK, RI — Warwick schools will dismiss two hours early on Thursday, Sept. 6, due to the expected excessive heat forecast for the area, Supt. Philip Thornton announced on Wednesday afternoon.
The Rhode Island Broadcasters Association website reported the dismissal at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, with several other local school districts making similar plans to send kids home early.
Morning pre-K in Warwick will run as normal, while afternoon Pre-K is cancelled, and full day Pre-K will be dismissed two hours early, according to an email alert sent by Thornton.
Lunch will be served using a modified menu. Players are instructed to contact their coaches about potential changes in athletic schedules.
St. Peter School in Warwick announced that it will dismiss students at 1 p.m. on Thursday, according to the RIBA. There will be no afternoon daycare.
Update, Sept. 5, 4:57 p.m.: St. Kevin School announced a two-hour early dismissal for Sept. 6. No after-school care. Eleanor Briggs school announced that it will close at noon on Thursday.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Thursday beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m., indicating that temperatures will be in the low to mid-90s with a heat index of up to 100 during that time.
Update, Sept. 6, 9:41 a.m.: The YMCA of Greater Providence will reopen the Kent County spray park today, to keep the summer fun going. Starting at 2:00pm until dusk, the spray park will be open to the public – members and local residents are invited to come cool off and enjoy the Kent County Y’s one of a kind park at 900 Centerville Road in Warwick. There is no cost to enjoy the park and it’ll be monitored by the YMCA staff.