Frigid Weather Continues, Schools Remain Closed

School officials mull how to adjust calendar for rest of year.

North Shore District 112 and Highland Park High School will not have class Tuesday.
North Shore District 112 and Highland Park High School will not have class Tuesday.

With a wind chill warning due to remain in effect until 9 a.m. Wednesday, North Shore School District 112 and Highland Park High School have cancelled school and all related activities Tuesday.

Chicagoland Jewish High School will not hold class or after school activities Tuesday, according to Communications Director Tara Seymour.

Classes are also cancelled Tuesday for Holy Cross School in Deerfield, according to an announcement on its website. St. James School in Highwood did not hold class today but has not made a decision about Tuesday.

Township High School District 113 posted a notice on its website Monday calling off class and all other activities Tuesday including after school and evening events.

With the fourth day of the school year lost to bitter cold and two more cancelled in August because of extreme heat, District 112 officials are starting examine ways to adjust the calendar while minimizing the impact on families. The end of the current term has already been extended.

“We are looking at all alternatives, including the possibility of making up some days during previously scheduled holidays or parent-teacher conferences,” Superintendent David Behlow wrote in an email.

While District 112 has already pushed back the end of school, Highland Park High School did not use up its allotment of snow days when it cancelled classes Jan. 6 and 7. The action closing school today and Tuesday will dip into the reserve.

Highland Park currently has a temperature of two below zero with a low plunging to -17 tonight and getting no warmer than one above Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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