Citadel Park "Blue Day" Process
In cases of extreme weather, when the temperature including windchill is -20C or below, teachers will bring students into the school. Watch for the blue signs on doors, stating to come in through the main door as it is too cold to wait outside for the bell. Students will be supervised in the Gathering Space as they wait for the start of class.
A “Blue Day” sign will go up on every entry door to announce that it is an indoor day. The sign is a signal to students that they are to come into the school through the main doors and wait in the Gathering Space until the start of class. Teachers on supervision will be at the front doors and in the Gathering Space to supervise. Classroom teachers will help direct students to classrooms when the entry bell rings.
Indoor Morning Recess
Students will remain in their classrooms and do quiet activities such as reading or board games. Classroom teachers are expected to establish routines and expectations for indoor recesses. Teachers on supervision will circulate to supervise students in classrooms.
Polar Bear Club
Students who love to be outside, even in cold weather, can join the "Polar Bear Club" at lunchtime. If you are part of the Polar Bear Club, you can go outside to play in temperatures up to -25C. There will always be a staff member supervising outside with the Polar Bear Club students. If you want your child to participate in this opportunity, parents must sign a permission form. Please call the office and we will send a permission form home with your child. In order for students to go outside, they need to be wearing the following articles of clothing:
- winter jacket
- warm hat covering ears
- warm mittens/gloves