Students Early Release Planned at Local Schools Due to Heat – UPDATED 29 August

extreme_heatLocal area schools have announced that they will be releasing students early.

All schools in the Douglas School District will have a 2 hour early dismissal on Thursday (29 Aug) and Friday (30 Aug) because of the high heat.  School Reach phone calls should be going out soon.

Rapid City Area Schools will dismiss at 1:00 PM Wednesday (28 Aug), and Thursday (29 Aug) due to the heat. All after-school activities are also cancelled.

St. Thomas More High School  and St. Thomas More Middle School also closing at 1:00 PM on Wednesday (28 Aug).

Youth and Family Services child care is open, but have no buses running.(Source: KOTA)

The Ellsworth AFB Youth Center will run their afternoon buses according to the early release schedule. They will not provide transportation on Friday due to the ACC Family Day. For more information on the Youth Center, call 385-2277.

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