CLEVELAND (WJW) – With just days into a new school year, several local classrooms will be empty on Monday due to the excessive heat and humidity in the forecast.

Cleveland Metropolitan School District has switched the following schools to remote learning for the day:

  • Bard High School Early College
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Charles Mooney
  • Facing History New Tech
  • Glenville High School
  • Mary Church Terrell / Louis Agassiz
  • New Tech West
  • Newton D. Baker
  • School of One locations at Bard, Collinwood, and Glenville
  • Stonebrook White Montessori
  • Tremont Montessori

Here’s what CMSD said in a statement:

Due to excessive heat in their buildings, we switched some schools to remote learning today. The move, which was made possible by our practice of providing a device to every student in the District, allowed those schools to remain in session and avoid taking a calamity day. CEO Eric Gordon has asked CMSD’s facilities team to explore using some of the air-quality funds we have available under the American Rescue Plan to purchase portable air-conditioning units for the schools that went remote today. A majority of our buildings have air conditioning.  

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Colllinwood High School in Cleveland is closed today due to staff absences.  There will be no remote learning.

Coventry Middle School will be closed for heat concerns on Monday. According to Coventry Local Schools, the district has been working to fix the air conditioning in its middle school over the past week.

Hertiage Christian School in Canton will not have classes today because of the heat as well.

Summit Academy Community School for Alternative Learners in Canton is closed due to heat. 

Summit Academy Lorain Elementary is closed for high temperatures. The building doesn’t have air conditioning.

According to FOX 8 Weather, highs Monday could hit 90. Humidity could make the temperature outside feel even hotter.

Check the latest school closings here.