Many NJ schools close early due to heat

- Schools across New Jersey dismissed students and staff early on Thursday due to the extreme heat and humidity gripping the region.

FOX 5 SCHOOL CLOSINGS LIST

Highs were around 91 degrees but the heat index made it feel close to 100 degrees. 

Many schools do not have air conditioning.

NJ.COM reported that the following schools announced early dismissals. (Check with your school for any schedule changes.)

Bergen County

Fort Lee Public Schools: Early dismissal schedule Hackensack Public Schools: Early release at 12:30 p.m. Hasbrouck Heights School District: Early dismissal schedule Lodi Public Schools: Half day session Midland Park Public Schools: 12:30 p.m. dismissal Norwood Public School: Early dismissal schedule Teaneck Public Schools: Half day schedule Tenafly Public Schools: Early dismissal schedule Ramsey School District: Minimum day schedule Waldwick School District Early dismissal schedule Westwood Regional School District: Early dismissal schedule

Essex County

Belleville Public Schools: Early dismissal schedule Bloomfield School District: Half day schedule Verona Public Schools: Early dismissal schedule

Hudson County

Jersey City Public Schools: School closes at 12:45 p.m.

Mercer County 

Hamilton Public Schools: High school students will be dismissed at 12:04 p.m., middle school students will be dismissed at 12:45 p.m. and elementary school students will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m. Trenton Public Schools: Reduced day schedule.

Morris County

Hanover Park High School: Early dismissal schedule Madison Public Schools: Early dismissal schedule Montville Township Public Schools: Early dismissal schedule Morris School District: Early dismissal schedule Netcong Elementary School: Early dismissal schedule Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Schools: Half day schedule

Passaic County

Clifton Public Schools: Early dismissal Schedule Hawthorne Public Schools: Early dismissal schedule Patterson Public Schools: 1:10 p.m. dismissal for students Wayne Township Schools: Early dismissal schedule

Union County

Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District: Single session day Union Township Public Schools: Half day schedule

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