With the extremely cold temperatures expected this week it is important that students dress for the weather when coming to school. Please see the image above for some guidelines with respect to dressing for the cold.
During very poor weather students will be permitted to play appropriately inside. Given the protection offered by our surrounding forests, when temperatures are in the range of -10 to -12 degrees at the school, 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 principal or vice-principal, and is based on a number of factors (ie. temperature at the school, windchill, shelters available, length of time outside, etc.).
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, they can come in through the front doors and will be directed to go to the gym or Library or Multi-purpose room.
These guidelines are in place to protect the health of all students, staff and guests at Bastion.