Hopkins students will not have class Monday because of dangerously cold temperatures, the district announced Sunday.
Schools will be closed, and there will be no Ready 4 K or
Early Childhood Special Education classes. However, Early Childhood Family
Education, Kaleidoscope and Stepping Stones will be open. Kids & Co. will
be available all day for those who are normally scheduled in KinderConnection,
before-school and/or after-school programs. Students should bring a bagged
"Closing school is always a last resort, and this decision is made in the interest of student safety. Please know that we are working on a variety of scenarios to add make up days to the calendar. We understand that this winter has been very frustrating for families, and we thank you for your patience and understanding," a statement read.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a Monday high
near -11 degrees Fahrenheit, with wind chills as low as -43.
Tuesday's forecast calls for a high of -3 and a wind chill of -40. The district release the following statement on the possibility of cancelling school then:"As of Sunday, Jan. 26, Tuesday's weather forecast is as dangerously cold as Monday's. However, we feel it's best to make decisions about school closing one day at a time. We strongly encourage families to prepare for the possibility of a Tuesday closing. Hopkins will make a final decision about Tuesday by 6 p.m. Monday or earlier."