Cold Weather Policy

Winter-Dress-Infographic

It is extremely important that students dress for the weather when coming to school. In addition to being outside for recess times, many classes also have outdoor learning built into their weekly schedule. Please see the image above for some guidelines with respect to dressing for the cold.

During very poor weather students will be permitted to play appropriately inside. Given the protection offered by our surrounding forests, when temperatures are in the range of -10 to -15 degrees at the school, students are typically expected to play outside as long as the wind chill isn’t too bad. When the temperature drops below -15 degrees at the school there is a good chance students will have an indoor recess.  The decision whether or not to have an indoor recess rests with the principal and is based on a number of factors (ie. temperature at the school, wind chill, shelters available, length of time outside, etc.).

Students should not be arriving at school before 7:50am, however, if your child arrives at school before the bell, some teachers may choose to open their classroom doors a few minutes early on extreme cold weather days. In previous years students have been able to take shelter from the cold before school in the multi-purpose room, however, this will not be possible this year due to COVID-19 restrictions and the grab and go style breakfast program.

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