Inclement Weather at Altadore
The weather in Calgary can be unpredictable. Students are expected to dress appropriately for the weather. Boots, a jacket, mitts and a hat should be worn in the winter. Please note that if the temperature is -20°C, or colder, students will remain inside for recess and school patrollers will not be on duty. We do have a polar bear club for students who have parental permission to have a short, supervised play time outside on these days.
Polar Bear Club
At Altadore, we understand the importance of fresh air and free play, but when temperatures are roughly -20 degrees Celsius or lower, we have an indoor lunch recess. For students who are not deterred by the cold weather, we offer the Polar Bear Club. With your permission, your child will be given the choice to go outside with a lunchroom supervisor during what would normally be an indoor lunch recess. The length of time outside will depend on the weather.
If you would like your child to participate in the Polar Bear Club, proper clothing (snowpants, boots, hats, mittens, scarf) is mandatory. Please email your child’s teacher with the subject line: Polar Bear Club if you would like your child to participate. Your child’s teacher will then provide your child with the option of staying in or going outside on Polar Bear Club days.