Chicagoland is in for a “brutally cold” night and morning, according to the National Weather Service, impacting some local schools for the second time in five days.
Township High School District 113 (Highland Park and Deerfield high schools) is closing its buildings and has instituted an e-learning day for Tuesday, Jan. 16, while classes in North Shore School District 112 — nine elementary schools serving Highland Park and Highwood — will begin two hours early according to a notice on the district’s website.
Both districts, along with most across Chicagoland, closed their buildings on Friday, Jan. 12, as a snowstorm struck in the morning hours.
Temperatures in the Highland Park area are expected to drop to -7 degrees by 6 a.m. Tuesday with wind chills of -33 degrees. Temperatures are expected to slowly climb to a high of 1 degree by 2 p.m.
No other local closures have been reported as of press time; however, Winnetka Public Schools District 36 emailed district families that schools would be in session on Tuesday.
Customarily, public schools within New Trier Township, including Winnetka 36, are aligned in their school-closing decisions. Wilmette 39, Avoca 37, Kenilworth 38, Glencoe 35 and Sunset Ridge 28 also feed into New Trier 203.
Within District 112, school start times are: 10 a.m. at Edgewood and Northwood; 10:40 a.m. at
Braeside, Indian Trail, Oak Terrace, Ravinia and Wayne Thomas; 10:36 a.m. at Sherwood; and 10:44 a.m. at Red Oak.
Buses will pick up students two hours later than regularly scheduled pickup times, the district says.
The morning session of early childhood at Oak Terrace is canceled. The afternoon session is still on.
Wednesday temperatures are expected to reach 16 degrees, and temps in the teens are expected through Sunday, when mid-20s are predicted.
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