snow shovelRecess and Weather Conditions

Children benefit from vigorous exercise and should be given the opportunity to play outside whenever possible. Unless it is snowing, or there is ice on the playground, or the wind-chill factor is below zero degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius), temperature alone should not preclude outdoor play, as long as children are appropriately dressed.  Please ensure that your children are able to cover exposed skin, wear warm clothing, and use multiple layers to maintain warmth.

The Health Department strongly encourages principals to maintain outdoor play periods on the vast majority of winter days.  While administration has final determination, we mostly follow Chancellor’s guidelines.