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Boston, Mass. -- 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 for 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."

Warming Centers

BCYF locations will be activated as warming centers on Friday and Saturday.  

Food Access Locations

Meals will be available for families at the following 13 sites, open from 8am-1pm Friday, February 3, 2023:

  1. Thomas A. Edison K8 School, 60 Glenmont Rd, Brighton, MA 02135

  2. James F. Condon School, 200 D St, South Boston, MA 02127

  3. Mario Umana Academy, 312 Border St, East Boston, MA 02128

  4. Boston Latin School, 78 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

  5. Margarita Muniz Academy, 20 Child St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

  6. Orchard Gardens K-8 School, 906 Albany St, Roxbury, MA 02119

  7. Lila Frederick Pilot Middle School, 270 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02121

  8. Richard J. Murphy K-8 School, 1 Worrell St, Dorchester, MA 02122

  9. Community Academy of Science and Health, 11 Charles St, Dorchester, MA 02122

  10. Mildred Ave K-8 School, 5 Mildred Ave, Mattapan, MA 02126

  11. Boston Community Leadership Academy, 655 Metropolitan Avenue, Hyde Park, MA 02136

  12. Dr. William H. Ohrenberger School, 175 W Boundary Rd, West Roxbury, MA 02132

  13. 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.

Extracurricular Activities

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 on Friday, February 3, 2023 through Saturday, February 4, 2023 will be canceled.