Highland Park Public Schools have announced an early dismissal for Wednesday, February 20, ahead of the winter storm that is expected to blanket the region.
All schools will be operating on an early dismissal schedule Wednesday because inclement “weather will make for dangerous travel conditions later in the day,” according to a message from Superintendent Dr. Scott Taylor to the district community Tuesday evening.
The early dismissal schedule is as follows:
Irving Primary: Pre-K morning will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 10 a.m. The afternoon session will start at 11 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. Kindergarten and first grade students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. as well. Irving’s After-Care Program is canceled.
Bartle Elementary: The school day will end at 12 p.m., and the Bartle After-Care Program is canceled as well.
Highland Park Middle School: The middle school will dismiss at 12:30 p.m.
Highland Park High School will dismiss at 12:22 p.m.
As of Tuesday evening, the National Weather Service is maintaining a winter weather advisory for the entire state. According to the NWS, snow will gradually overspread the region from southwest to northeast tomorrow morning, from around 6 a.m. to 12 p.m., with the most intense snow in the late morning and early afternoon. Snow will create hazardous travel conditions, according to the NWS and roadways will be snow covered. Travel conditions for most of the day Wednesday will be impacted, and there is particular concern regarding the evening commute.
Forecasts predict two to three inches of snow for the Middlesex County area.