Weather Policy at Eric Harvie School
All students are expected to remain outside, morning and afternoon, until the entry bell. We ask your cooperation in making sure that your child(ren) come suitably dressed for the weather.
Please keep in mind that it is often quite cool, particularly in the mornings. It is important children are dressed warmly enough for the cool temperatures. In wet weather, children should have appropriate rainwear and may bring umbrellas. If there is a dangerous wind chill or it is raining very hard, students will stay indoors for their safety and well-being.
We do encourage children to enjoy the outdoors in all weather conditions as often as safely possible. There is no specific temperature trigger for calling indoor lunch/recess-conditions are continually assessed. We are residents of the prairie and need to be both cold-aware and capable of dressing to reflect the actual weather conditions safely.
When the wind chill drops below -22 degrees Celsius we keep the children inside - and call this a Blue Day. On Blue days, children who are fully and appropriately dressed for the weather can choose to go outside as part of the Polar Bear Club.