With the extremely cold temperatures expected this week it is important that students dress for the weather when coming to school. Hats, mitts and snow pants are necessary for students playing in the snow.
During very poor weather students will be permitted to play appropriately inside. We usually open the gym and classrooms for students to spend their break. Given the protection offered by our surrounding forests, when temperatures are in the range of -10 to -15 degrees at the school, students are typically expected to play outside as long as the windchill isn’t too bad. When the temperature drops below -15 degrees at the school there is a good chance students will have an indoor recess. The decision whether or not to have an indoor recess rests with the principal and is based on a number of factors (ie. temperature at the school, windchill, shelters available, length of time outside, etc.).
If your child arrives at school before the bell, and the temperature is below -15 they will be permitted into their classroom when they arrive. Please note, if your child is “too ill” to play outside at lunch and recess, they should not be at school.