Cold Weather Recess

  • Students generally go outside for recess every day, so they should be dressed appropriately. Exceptions are made only when a child brings a doctor's note excusing him/her from outdoor recess.

    Staff members provide playground supervision at all times. Children who misbehave may be placed in “time out” or sent to the office to talk with an administrator.

    Indoor recess is determined based on the following guidelines:

    • If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is below 0°F, all students will remain inside for the entire lunch hour.
    • If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is between 0°-10°F, the preferred procedure is a rotation of 20 minutes for lunch, a 20-minute outdoor recess, and a 20-minute indoor recess. However, at the principal's discretion, students may be kept inside for the entire lunch hour.
    • If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is above 10°F, students will have regular outdoor recess.

    Other considerations in which indoor recess is allowed include the condition of the playground and the presence of precipitation.

    For indoor recess, students are supervised in their classrooms. 

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