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CUSD Minimum DaySeptember 9-10, 2015
Important Message from Dr. Felix, Superintendent of the Coronado Unified School District:
Because of the high heat and humidity that is predicted for this week, I am declaring a Minimum Day on Wednesday, September 9th and Thursday, September 10th. "Minimum Day" means that all schools will begin at their regular times, but all schools shall end the day at 12:30 PM. For those who need lunch, sack lunches will be available for purchase/pick-up in the lunch area at dismissal.
Heat Release events may either be a full day or a minimum day. To determine such events we use the factors of ambient air temperature, heat index, air pollution standards, etc., as they are reported on the National Weather Service's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Their website at weather.gov, along with other commercial websites, shall be used as verification of weather forecasts for the Coronado area.
The Governing Board allows the Superintendent to make this declaration based upon the knowledge that many of the CUSD classrooms are not air-conditioned and occasionally suffer from extreme and unhealthy temperatures. Heat Release events apply to the student schedule; faculty and staff are expected to continue their normal schedule and contracted workday hours as directed by their immediate supervisor.
My decision of a Heat Release Day hinges on information provided by reputable forecasts consisting of a temperature or heat index of 90 degrees or higher and/or a high temperature forecast for more than one day. A Heat Release event will be declared before 7:00 PM for the following day so that families may prepare.
Again, we will experience high heat and humidity this week, so I am declaring Wednesday, September 9th and Thursday, September 10th to be Minimum Days. This means that all students should report to school at their regular time, but the day will end for all schools at 12:30 PM.
For complete information on the Coronado Unified School District Heat Release Guidelines, go to www.coronadousd.net.