Deerfield Public Schools District 109 and Deerfield High School will not hold class Monday because of the forecast for sub zero temperatures, according to communications today from the respective districts.
With temperatures not expected to climb above zero between the overnight hours today until sometime Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service, both District 109 and Township High School District 113 will make a decision about holding class Tuesday on Monday.
There will be no after school activities including practices or rehearsals, according to both the Deerfield High School website and an email from District 109 Superintendant Michael Lubelfeld.
“These extreme conditions are unprecedented and will tax our buildings’ heating units and Olson’s buses to their limits,” Lubelfeld said in the email. “After reviewing weather data and gathering valuable input from our public officials and other local school administrators, it is very clear that it’s not safe for staff and students to travel to school.”
The Deerfield Park District has cancelled its programs but many of its facilities will remain open. Details can be found on the organization’s website. The Deerfield Public Library is closed as well.
Temperatures are expected to drop to four below zero tonight and continue dropping to a high of minus five Monday before plunging to 19 below Monday night. The high temperature Tuesday is predicted for two below zero with minus nine Tuesday night.
Patch will keep update this story as it learns about more closings.
Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Then "like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.