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Cold Weather

 

Important Reminder

                                 

Please remember that we do not have supervision on the playground until the buses arrive at 8:30 A.M. If you drive your child to school, please do not arrive prior to 8:30 A.M.

 

Please remember that students will play outside at recess throughout the winter, see weather guidelines below. It is important, that students dress warmly. Clothing appropriate for the weather will ensure that your child is comfortable during the winter months. Students who are feeling uncomfortably cold should talk to one of the playground supervisors about staying inside or coming inside to warm up.

 

Extremely cold temperatures, excessive wind, rain, or wet/slushy snow may cause us to remain indoors. Occasionally, we will bring students in through the front door when it’s especially cold in the morning and then have recess outdoors later in the day. Of course, anytime a student tells us they don’t feel well, or they are simply too cold, they are welcome to remain indoors for recess.

 

 

Recess Guidelines During Cold Weather

 

Principals, or a designee, will have the final say when determining if an outside recess will be authorized. The following temperature guidelines will be used:

  • When the temperature feels like 20 degrees and above (considering wind chill) - Outside Recess
  • When the temperature feels like 16 - 20 degrees (considering wind chill) - Outside Recess with an Indoor Option for students wishing to remain indoors and for students with inadequate winter clothing.
  • When the temperature feels like 10 - 15 degrees (considering wind chill) - Abbreviated Outside Recess 5-10 minutes with an Indoor Option for students wishing to remain indoors and for students with inadequate winter clothing.
  • When the temperature feels like 10 degrees or below (considering wind chill) - Inside Recess.
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