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.
Given the protection offered by our surrounding forests and the school, when temperatures are in the range of -10 to -15 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 -15 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. In the past, if your child’s classroom door was not open, they could come in through the front doors and be directed to go to the gym or Library or Multi-purpose room. Due to Covid and not wanting to mix Learning Cohorts, this will not be possible. If the classroom door is not open, students will need to wait until the door opens or the bell rings.
These guidelines are in place to protect the health of all students, staff and guests at Bastion.