Recess in cold weather
We will be following the guidelines that you will find by clicking on the link below. If the temperature falls in the green area, children will be going outside. If it falls into the yellow area, they will go outside based on teacher discretion. When the temperature falls into the red, there will be indoor recess. Please be sure to send boots, hats, gloves, coats each day with your child. Dress your child in layers that may be removed in the classroom. Be sure to mark all items with initials or name.
Please note that outdoor play is linked to success in the classroom. Recess is typically 20-30 minutes although teachers may adjust that time to create a shorter outdoor time coupled with an indoor recess as well.
Students who are dressed appropriately for the weather can not catch a cold by just going outside. They must come in contact with a virus. Cold and Flu prevention entails hand washing, avoidance of sick people, adequate food and sleep and encouraging your child to keep his hands out of his mouth and her hands away from her eyes and nose. As always, follow the guidance of your child's doctor for prevention including the possibility of a flu shot.