North Shore School District 112 and Highland Park High School will not hold class Monday because of the forecast for sub zero temperatures, according to communications today from the respective districts.
With temperatures not expected to climb above zero between the overnight hours today until sometime Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service, both District 112 and Township High School District 113 will make a decision about holding class Tuesday on Monday.
There will be no after school activities including practices or rehearsals, according to both the Highland Park High School website and an email from District 112 Superintendant David Behlow.
“While it is always my preference to keep schools open, these extreme conditions will make travel dangerous and will put an undue strain on our building's heating systems and on our buses,” Behlow wrote in the email. “Our first priority is always the safety of our students and staff.”
The Park District of Highland Park has cancelled its programs but its facilities will remain open, according to its website.
Temperatures are expected to drop to three below zero tonight with a high of minus one Monday before plunging to 17 below Monday night. The high temperature Tuesday is predicted for one below zero with minus eight Tuesday night.