Students are required to play outside during the morning, lunch, and afternoon recesses. Exceptions will be made in inclement weather (rainy or extreme cold). Wind chill factors are used to assist in this decision. Duty teachers monitor the weather via the internet ( to confirm temperatures and wind chills.  The following are guidelines for making decisions regarding keeping students indoors.

-27 to -35 (including wind factor)

· Risk of frostbite in prolonged exposures

· Shortened recess (duty staff will radio the office to ring the early bell)

-35 and colder (including wind factor)

· Risk of frostbite in 10 to 15 minutes

· Indoor recess (students will remain inside)

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