Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Heat Wave


We had received a pre-recorded phone call tonight from my grandson's school Principal. The weather forecast calls for more hot, dry weather, and the Principal suggested that each child wear sunscreen and bring bottled water to school. It was in the 90s today. It normally doesn't get that hot in our little costal micro climate. Tomorrow it will be more of the same. I gotta give the school Principal credit, though, for being somewhat proactive and doing what he can do. A lot of the older schools here are not air conditioned, and this district NEVER dismisses school if it does get too hot. We used to live more inland where it was warmer, between two school districts, and my son's middle school was never dismissed for a heat day (100 degrees +). The school just less than a mile away (in a different district) was always dismissed.

Yesterday's song:
Where Are You Going? - Dave Matthews Band - Be A Good One



Backofpack said...

Wow, that's a new one on me! I've never heard of school being closed due to heat, though it makes sense. Here in the rainy region, we get a heat wave for about two minutes in late August - when school is out!

Dori said...

Martha and the Vandella's! Finally, a song I know. I love to run to it. :-)

Irene said...

Since some of the schools are so old, they don't have air conditioners at all, and funding to fix or renovate these buildings is next to nil. When it gets hot here, perhaps a couple of weeks a year and a few days in the fall, it can be a bit brutal at school.