Spray Pads and Early School Closings in Response to the Heat

Spray Pads and Early School Closings in Response to the Heat

Unusually hot weather has schools and the Park District responding. Some Park District programs have also been cancelled.
WTVO/WQRF -- Spray pads and early school closings will be the theme of the day as the Stateline will experience near record heat.  The Park District has also cancelled some afternoon programs due to the heat.

Below are early school dismissals as of 10am Tuesday.  More districts may decide to close early as well, and those closings will be scrolled periodically on WTVO-17 and WQRF-39.

St. Peters School (*1): Dismissal @ 1:15pm Tuesday
Amboy School District (10070): Dismissing at 1:20 p.m.
Lena Winslow School District (10038): Closing Tuesday at 1:15
Orangeville School District (10032): closing at 1:15pm; No PM PASS
Polo School District (10052): Closing Early Tuesday @ 1:10pm
Rochelle School District 231 (10158): Closing at 1:30pm
Rockford Public School Dist. 205 (10005): Closing 2 Hours Early Tuesday
Steward School District (10117): Closing at 1:00pm; Tonight's home volleyball game vs. Eswood is rescheduled for 9/16/2103.
Stockton School District (10096): Closing at 1:00pm

In addition, spray pads will be activated in several Rockford-area parks, which is very unusual since they typically are never turned on after Labor Day.  The following parks will have spray pads activated from noon to 8pm.

Beattie Playground
Black Hawk Park
Bloom School Playground
Brown Park
Churchill Park
Dahlquist Park
S. Henrietta Park
Harmon Park
Keye-Mallquist Park
Liberty Park
Washington Park
Mandeville Park

The following Park District events have also been cancelled.

Lockwood Park
•Horseback Riding Lessons (Level 2 Western – Bits and Reins) - Cancelled

Lewis Lemon
•After School Program - Cancelled

Therapeutic Recreation
•Peer Play programs at Rockford Public Schools - Cancelled

Washington Park Community Center
•Opening early to accommodate early dismissal
•Hours: 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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