BY NANCY KELLY
Kings County Advertiser/Register
Record-breaking temperatures well above the 30-degree mark had students sweltering in classrooms on their first days back to school.
The Annapolis Valley School Regional Board’s superintendent of schools Margo Tait reports Sept. 2 and 3 “were indeed quite hot in the schools,” but there was no noticeable drop in student attendance on either day.
Tait, who visited six schools in the region on the first day back, said information from the Department of Health regarding recommended practices and activities during a heat wave was posted on the school board’s website and disseminated to school administrators, who were also instructed by the school board to ensure staff and students remained well hydrated throughout the school day.
The hot temperatures did delay the start of the high school football season, set to kick off Sept. 2 at NKEC, Avonview and Horton Sept. 3 for Central Kings. Tait said all four games were cancelled due to the extreme heat.
The weather forecast indicates a return to seasonal temperatures after Labour Day.