As we enter into the winter season, we believe outdoor recess is an important and valuable part of the student’s day. Fresh air, exercise and time spent outside afford students a break from the structure of the classroom. However, because there are times when it is not safe for children to be outdoors, we will be following the guidelines listed below to determine whether we will have inside or outside recess.
It will be imperative that your child is dressed appropriately (jackets, gloves, and hats) for the cold weather and prepared to play outdoors.
Assume that recess will be outside unless:
-It is raining or snowing.
-Dangerous ice conditions exist.
-The wind chill factor (at the time of your child's recess) produces an effective temperature below 0 degrees Fahrenheit.