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Possible technology service interruption.

On Friday, September 29, 2023, between 6 and 8 p.m., City Schools will be updating our technology infrastructure. This maintenance may cause intermittent service disruptions to all City Schools' technology services. This includes any systems that require internet access and cloud-based services. Please plan accordingly. 

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Schools without air conditioning: Week of September 5

Updated September 7, 2023

Due to continued high temperatures forecast for the entire week of September 5, City Schools has updated its schedule for schools without fully-functioning air conditioning. Please see below to determine your schools’ schedule. If your school is not listed, it will operate on a normal schedule.

Each school has a learning plan to support students, including those with special education or other needs, and will contact families to share details. 

UPDATE: All outdoor activities, including athletics, will resume on Friday, September 8.

Adjusted school schedules (the schedules for the following schools are listed below by grade level)

  • Baltimore City College 
  • Benjamin Franklin High School at Masonville Cove
  • City Springs Elementary/Middle School
  • Cross Country Elementary/Middle School
  • Curtis Bay Elementary/Middle School
  • Dorothy I. Height Elementary School
  • Furley Elementary School
  • Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School
  • National Academy Foundation
  • The Mount Washington School
  • Vanguard Collegiate Middle School

Grade level adjustments

  • Grades 2 through 12 – Students will engage in synchronous virtual (live, at home) learning. Schools will implement their virtual learning plans and ensure students have access to devices.
  • Kindergarten through first grade and students attending citywide special education programs at these sites – Students will attend school in person on an early release schedule. Their learning spaces will be moved to rooms with air conditioning, and City Schools will provide additional cooling support for those classrooms. Transportation and meals will be provided as usual. City Springs Elementary/Middle School Kindergarten and 1st-grade students will be in the building and will not be released early. 
  • Pre-Kindergarten - Students will engage in asynchronous virtual (at-home) learning. Early learning staff will be available virtually to support these young learners.

Schools with early release on September 7 and 8

  • Arlington Elementary School
  • Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School
  • Dorothy I. Height Elementary School
  • Abbottston Elementary School
  • Joseph C. Briscoe Academy

Schools with early release daily between September 6 to 8

  • ConneXions: A Community-Based Arts School: Early release at 1 p.m.
  • Empowerment Academy: Early release at 11:45 a.m.
  • Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School: Early release all week.
  • Midtown Academy: Early release at 12 p.m.
  • Pimlico Elementary/Middle School: Early release at 11:45 a.m.


Students who attend a school with Kindergarten or first grade can visit their regular school to get a meal since those buildings will be open.

Baltimore City College students can visit Abbottson Elementary School (1300 Gorsuch Ave) between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to get a meal.

Benjamin Franklin High School students can visit Curtis Bay Elementary School (4301 W Bay Ave) between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to get a meal.

National Academy Foundation students can visit Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (1400 Orleans St.) between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to get a meal.

Vanguard students can visit Furley Elementary School (5001 Sinclair Ln) between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to get a meal.

Learn more about City Schools' air-conditioning plan.