With this oppressive heat, some local schools are cutting back on student athletics.
East High School coaches say they’re making sure their players take plenty of breaks, and drink plenty of water.
"We're gonna shorten it a little bit. Just not go as long." says coach Greg Schoon, "As you can see we're in what we call half pack. Shorts. Shoulder pads. Helmet. We won't be taking guys to the ground today."
Two Des Moines schools, Scavo Alternative High School and the McKee Alternative Education Center, are not air conditioned so they dismissed early Monday.