Calgary’s weather is so unpredictable on any given day. It could be nice in the morning and very cold before students are dismissed for home. Please ensure that children are prepared for all weather conditions. In very inclement weather when temperatures and/ or wind-chill create an environment of -20 degrees Celsius or lower, students remain indoors at recess times and are welcomed into the school prior to morning start up times.
On days that are extremely cold or wet, students will be supervised inside the school rather than on the playground just before school starts for the morning and afternoon sessions and at recess. On these days it is best if the students do not arrive at school too early. It is important that your child is appropriately dressed for the weather as we do try and take a recess break each day, weather permitting. The fresh air and exercise at recess are important to your child’s learning.
Patrols | Cold Weather Policy
Please be aware that when the temperature is below -20 degrees or below -20 due to the wind chill factor, the patrols will NOT be on duty. It is unsafe for our students to be standing still at the crosswalk in extreme cold weather conditions. There may also be times during the year when patrollers may not be able to perform their duties, as in the case of field trips. When all the patrols are away on a field trip, an adult will be posted at the crosswalk.