With warm weather approaching, we wanted to make you aware of heat events at HWDSB.
The City of Hamilton Public Health Department monitors weather forecasts closely and notifies the media and community partners of a heat event. A heat event occurs when the forecast calls for one or more days with a 40°C or higher humidex reading.
Once HWDSB has been notified of a heat event, information will be posted on our website and the following precautionary steps will be taken for students:
- Limit physical outdoor activities
- Ensure access to water
- Close drapes and blinds
- Move students through cooler areas of the school
- Monitor students for symptoms of heat stress