HAVERHILL (CBS) — Lawrence and Haverhill Public Schools have already decided to hold early dismissals during the first week of school with extreme heat in the forecast.

Summer Weather Is Not Over Yet: Heat Wave Expected This Week

Lawrence Public Schools will have early dismissal Monday through Thursday. There will be no preschool classes all week. Dismissal information can be found on the district’s website.

Haverhill schools Tuesday and Wednesday. The high school will be dismissed at 10:30 a.m., Consentino and Hunking Middle Schools will be dismissed at 11:05 a.m., and elementary schools will be dismissed at 11:35 a.m. on both days.

To help parents, YMCA programs will operate as planned immediately following the end of the school day.

Kindergarten screening appointments will take place at their scheduled time and location.

For more information about a specific school, parents can reach out to the school.

Some Lawrence parents expressed frustration about having to now find childcare options for the week. Others suggested class shouldn’t begin until after Labor Day weekend.

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