Please ensure that your child is properly dressed for the temperature to be outside over the morning and lunch recess times. When it is -20 C or colder (this includes the wind chill factor) we will be keeping the students indoors. Otherwise we will take advantage of the opportunities for exercise and fresh air. If you prepare your children for winter weather theycan still have fun outside.
Here are some tips on how to keep them warm while outdoors:
- Dress them in layers.
- Always have them wear a hat or toque that covers their head and ears. 10-55% of body heat can be lost through the head.
- Have them wear a neck warmer instead of a scarf to keep warm and reduce potential for injuries while playing.
- Make sure they have mittens or gloves to keep hands warm.
- A 'windproof shell' is also a good idea to keep out the cold during the windy winter months.
Please label your child's clothing. An overwhelming amount of clothing items end up in our Lost and Found bin. Please encourage your child to regularly check the bin for their lost items.
Parents/guardians always make the final decision as to whether or not it is safe to send their child to school. If parents decide to send their child to school when the weather is severe, the school will be open to receive them. No student will ever be reprimanded for missing school in bad weather.
Environment Canada is the source of our weather information and direct observation will be the source of rainy day decisions. When temperatures of –20 and below (including wind chill) are reported, or it is raining heavily, it will be declared a time for inside entry and school patrols will not be on duty.