Winter Outdoor Recess Guidelines

Winter Outdoor Recess Guidelines
Posted on 11/17/2017

As we enter into the winter season, we​ ​will​ ​make​ ​every​ ​attempt​ ​to​ ​send​ ​our​ ​elementary​ ​students​ ​out​ ​for daily​ ​recess,​ ​as​ ​we​ ​know​ ​exercise​ ​increases​ ​a​ ​student’s​ ​capacity​ ​for​ ​learning.​ ​​ ​As the​ ​seasons​ ​change,​ ​please​ ​plan​ ​for​ ​outdoor​ ​recess​ ​by​ ​sending​ ​in​ ​the​ ​appropriate clothing.​ ​​ ​Please​ ​label​ ​all​ ​coats​ ​and​ ​hats.

We​ ​will​ ​use​ ​the​ ​following​ ​guidelines​ ​to​ ​determine​ ​indoor/outdoor​ ​recess:
● Below​ ​20​ ​degrees-​ ​Indoor​ ​recess
● Below​ ​25​ ​degrees-​ ​Shortened​ ​recess​ ​(5​ ​to​ ​10​ ​minutes)
● Below​ ​32​ ​degrees-​ ​Gloves​ ​and​ ​hats​ ​to​ ​go​ ​outside
● Below​ ​50​ ​degrees-​ ​Coat​ ​and​ ​long​ ​pants​ ​are​ ​recommended
● Below​ ​60​ ​degrees-​ ​Jackets​ ​or​ ​long​ ​sleeves​ ​suggested

The​ ​below​ ​process​ ​will​ ​be​ ​used​ ​to​ ​locate​ ​the​ ​“actual”​ ​temperature outside​ ​AGCS:
1. Go​ ​to​ ​​www.weather.com​​  ​(The​ ​Weather​ ​Channel)
2. Enter​ ​zip​ ​code
3. Underneath​ ​the​ ​large​ ​temperature​ ​reading​ ​is​ ​the​ ​“Feels​ ​Like” temperature.​ ​​ ​This​ ​is​ ​the​ ​temperature​ ​that​ ​we​ ​will​ ​use​ ​to​ ​guide our​ ​decision​ ​for​ ​recess.