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Highland Park Schools Will Close Monday

District 112 and Highland Park High School cancel classes. Tuesday remains under consideration. Chicagoland Jewish High School in Deerfied is also closed. Other organizations close as well.

There will be no school Monday in Highland Park for North Shore School District 112 or Highland Park High School because of temperatures not expected to rise above 11 below zero.

Highland Park City Hall will be open as a warming shelter from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, according to the City website. The Police Station, which is open 24 hours, will also serve as a warming shelter. The website also contains other public service information about both the cold and recent storms.

District 112 let families know in an email today from Superintendant David Behlow elementary and middle schools would be closed. He indicated the District will monitor weather conditions and make a decision whether to hold school Tuesday.

“Because getting to and from school may jeopardize children’s safety, all schools will be closed Monday,” Behlow said in the email. “As always, the first and most important concern is the safety of our children, staff and parents.” 

Highland Park High School not only cancelled classes because of the predicted subzero temperatures but also all after school and evening activities including rehearsals, according to an announcement on its website.

Chicagoland Jewish High School in Deerfield will be closed both for classes and after school activities because of the extreme cold, according to Communications Director Tara Seymour.

The Park District of Highland Park has cancelled all activities today and Monday because of the weather, according to its website as is the Highland Park Public Library, according to its website. 

All activities at the Highland Park Senior Center scheduled Monday are cancelled, according to an email from the City. Congregation B'nai Torah will be closed, according to an email from the synagogue.

Patch will update this story including weather conditions later today. If you know of other cancellations please let us know in the comments or send an email to steve.sadin@patch.com and we will add it to the story. 

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Stu Pidasso January 05, 2014 at 01:32 PM
YAY! The imbecile made a decision
forest barbieri January 05, 2014 at 10:14 PM
Makes sense and better than CPS late about face.
Highlands HP'er January 06, 2014 at 12:56 PM
According the the NSSD112 site, the schools will be closed tomorrow (tuesday) as well.

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