Over 70 schools have minimum-days Friday due to hot weather

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SAN DIEGO – Schools across the county will have minimum-day schedules Friday as the heat wave continues to send temperatures soaring.

When temperatures are expected to be 95 degrees or higher with a heat index of 103 degrees or higher, campuses with air conditioning in less than 80 percent of their classrooms may be instructed to move to a minimum day schedule.

The National Weather Service is calling for temperatures in the mid to high 90s Friday.

Superintendent Cindy Marten makes the decision to call a half-day in collaboration with district and school staff, according to the SDUSD.

All campuses have hot weather plans in place and plan to implement them Friday.

San Diego Unified School District announced that the following schools are included in the minimum-day schedule for September 1:

  • Adams Elementary
  • Alcott Elementary
  • Baker Elementary
  • Balboa Elementary
  • Barnard Elementary
  • Bay Park Elementary
  • Bird Rock Elementary
  • Birney Elementary
  • Cabrillo Elementary
  • Cadman Elementary
  • Carson Elementary
  • Chavez Elementary
  • Challenger Middle
  • Chesterton Elementary
  • Clairemont High School
  • Clark Middle
  • Crown Point Elementary
  • Cubberley Elementary
  • Dana Elementary
  • Dewey Elementary
  • Edison Elementary
  • Emerson-Bandini Elementary
  • Euclid Elementary
  • Field Elementary
  • Fletcher Elementary
  • Florence Elementary
  • Hawthorne Elementary
  • Innovation Middle
  • Jefferson Elementary
  • John Muir
  • Jones Elementary
  • Juarez Elementary
  • Kearny High School
  • Kimbrough Elementary
  • Lafayette Elementary
  • La Jolla Elementary
  • La Jolla High
  • Linda Vista Elementary
  • Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary
  • Longfellow Elementary
  • Madison High School
  • Marcy
  • Marston Middle
  • McKinley Elementary
  • Memorial Prep
  • Mission Bay High School
  • Montgomery Middle
  • Muirlands Middle
  • New Dawn
  • Ocean Beach Elementary
  • Pacific Beach Elementary
  • Pacific Beach Middle
  • Perkins K-8
  • Riley
  • Roosevelt Middle
  • Ross Elementary
  • Rowan Elementary
  • San Diego High School
  • Scripps Ranch High School
  • Sessions Elementary
  • Sequoia Elementary
  • Silvergate Elementary
  • Sunset View Elementary
  • Taft Middle
  • Toler Elementary
  • Torrey Pines Elementary
  • Trace
  • Twain Main
  • Wangenheim Middle
  • Wegeforth Elementary
  • Whitman Elementary
  • Whittier School
  • Wilson Middle

Escondido Unified High School District told FOX 5 since Monday they've had nearly 30 students report heat-related illnesses, ranging from a headache to more severe. The district also pointed out that air conditioning is in all classrooms.

"We are advising students to stay hydrated (water fountains are readily available on all campuses). Student activities, including sports activities are conducted in conjunction with the heat guidelines," EUHSD stated.

FOX 5 has not heard from other school districts in the county about this issue.

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