Here Comes a “Cold Snap”


With news of a cold front coming, it is important to be prepared. Students will need to dress for the weather when coming to school. Please see the image above for some guidelines with respect to dressing for the cold.

Students are typically expected to play outside as long as the windchill isn’t too bad. When the temperature drops below -12 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 administration and is based on a number of factors (ie. temperature at the school, windchill, shelters available, length of time outside, etc.).  Students who have the appropriate attire – and want to go outside during colder temperatures will be allowed to do so.

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. If your child’s classroom door is not open, the NOL room is alway open in the morning at 7:45am for both the breakfast program and as a quiet place to take shelter from the cold.  Please note, if your child is “too ill” to play outside at lunch and recess, they should not be at school.  This policy is in place to protect the health of all students, staff and guests at M.V. Beattie.