Due to the anticipated high heat index for today and Tuesday, August 13, 2019, the Cherokee County School District is cancelling all outdoor activities from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. This includes curricular and extracurricular classes and activities.
- Outdoor recess, physical education classes and other curricular activities are to be moved indoors.
- Athletic practices, band practices and other outdoor extracurricular activities are to be moved indoors; or, these may be conducted after 6:00 PM (with close adherence to the School District’s protocols for extreme weather conditions). Coaches and Sponsors are to review and carefully adhere to procedures and guidelines for extreme weather conditions. The use of WBT readings, frequent hydration of participants and close monitoring of weather conditions and participants is imperative.
- Any subsequent practices or activities will not resume until a favorable WBT reading is taken.
Please refer to the correspondence below from the National Weather Service:
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Heat Advisory. *this includes Cherokee County*
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 105 due to temperatures in the mid
90s, and dewpoints in the lower 70s.
* TIMING...Tuesday afternoon through early evening.
* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of dangerous heat is expected.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create
heat index readings of at least 105 degrees and very warm overnight
temperatures. drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room
and stay out of direct sunshine. Remember, the elderly, the very
young and people with heart conditions are most at risk in extreme
heat. Friends, relatives and neighbors should check on people who may
be at risk.
When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible
and drink plenty of water. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling
frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded
location, heat stroke is an emergency, call 911.