Wicomico Students Reminded Of Heat-Related Excused Absences


WICOMICO CO., Md. - Wicomico County School officials are reminding parents about excused heat-related school absences. The policy applies to students attending schools that are not fully air conditioned.

When the forecasted high temperature for the day exceeds 85 degrees, parents and guardians may choose not to have their child attend that day if the child attends Bennett Middle, East Salisbury Elementary or West Salisbury Elementary, or areas of Pittsville Elementary and Middle that do not have air conditioning. Upon the student's return to school, parents and guardians must provide a note naming the heat as the reason for the absence, in order for the absence to be excused. Students will be allowed to make up work that they miss during these excused absence days.
Every effort will be made to provide for the comfort of students who attend schools on hot days. Students may have water bottles in the classroom and are urged to wear attire that will keep them cooler while still meeting the dress code. In classrooms and hallways, fans keep the air moving and lights are oven shut off to create a more comfortable learning environment.
Officials say for further information, please contact the individual school.

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