Outdoor Recess Guidelines

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:23am
The decision to go out, or stay in for recess, is made daily considering the following weather conditions:
  • Temperature and humidity
  • Wind chill
  • Heat index and air quality
  • Age of students
  • Length of time outdoors
  • Adequacy of the children’s clothing
  • Condition of the playground
  • Falling precipitation (more than a sprinkle or mist)
  • Thunder and lightning
Generally, it is assumed that students will be outside for recess when the temperature combined with the wind chill is not less than 20 degrees Fahrenheit. We use the same 20 degree benchmark to facilitate an indoor AM arrival for our students.  Please be sure to check weather reports daily and dress your child for the winter conditions.