Boston, MA – Thursday, February 2, 2023 – Today, Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Mary Skipper announced that Boston Public Schools will close on Friday, February 3, 2023, due to extreme cold weather conditions.
“After careful consideration and discussions with our local partners regarding the safety of our young people, Boston Public Schools will be closed on Friday, February 3, 2023. With extreme weather conditions and many of our students commuting to and from school, walking, and waiting for public transportation outdoors, we have made the decision to close for the day. Due to the low temperatures and strong wind gusts, there is an increased risk of hypothermia and frostbite. We acknowledge closing schools is a challenge to many of our families and encourage families in need to take advantage of warming centers on Friday and Saturday. We make these decisions with the best interests of our students top of mind and we want to ensure they are safe in these weather conditions.”
Food Access Locations
Meals will be available for families at the following 13 sites, open from 8 am-1 pm Friday, February 3, 2023:
Thomas A. Edison K8 School, 60 Glenmont Rd, Brighton, MA 02135
James F. Condon School, 200 D St, South Boston, MA 02127
Mario Umana Academy, 312 Border St, East Boston, MA 02128
Boston Latin School, 78 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115
Margarita Muniz Academy, 20 Child St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Orchard Gardens K-8 School, 906 Albany St, Roxbury, MA 02119
Lila Frederick Pilot Middle School, 270 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02121
Richard J. Murphy K-8 School, 1 Worrell St, Dorchester, MA 02122
Community Academy of Science and Health, 11 Charles St, Dorchester, MA 02122
Mildred Ave K-8 School, 5 Mildred Ave, Mattapan, MA 02126
Boston Community Leadership Academy, 655 Metropolitan Avenue, Hyde Park, MA 02136
Dr. William H. Ohrenberger School, 175 W Boundary Rd, West Roxbury, MA 02132
Josiah Quincy Elementary School, 885 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111
School Registration Update
The deadline for round-one school registration will be extended from Friday, February 3rd to Monday, February 6, 2023. Families with in-person Welcome Center appointments scheduled on Friday, February 3rd will be contacted to reschedule for Monday, February 6, 2023. All Friday, February 3rd virtual appointments will continue as previously scheduled.
All extracurricular activities and programs on Friday, February 3, 2023, through Saturday, February 4, 2023, will be canceled.
School Building Permits
All school building permits from Friday, February 3, 2023, through Saturday, February 4, 2023, will be canceled.
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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