Recess is the one part of school kids most enjoy and the weather might stop them from enjoying it.
"We do not have a district wide temperature policy that says below this do not go outside or above this it's okay. There's a lot of variables (such as) how windy it is, how sunny it is and of course temperature is another," stated Bevan Davern, Superintendent of the Golden Hills School Division.
Davern told 99.5 Drum FM that it's best parents make sure that their kids are always appropriately dressed for the weather, especially in case the bus breaks down.
"Recess is less of an issue, but typically all of our schools would be taking advantage of the weather to go outside. Kids don't get much time outside and in the case of Greentree School, I think they're really only outside for about 10 minutes the whole day," added Davern. "I talked to the principal at Greentree School. The majority of students are ready to get outside and enjoy recess with their friends. Because it takes a little longer to get bundled up, kids are wanting to stay out a little longer and they have to encourage the kids to get back in on time and back to class. The challenges for the most part are the other way."
"Our teachers are out there supervising in the same weather that the kids are, but they're not running around and staying as warm. The teachers, supervisors and our principals do pay attention to what the weather is doing," mentioned Davern.
Most of the Golden Hills Schools have a few extra sets of mitts, hats and other winter clothing items.
"With weather like today (December 7), kids are wanting to go outside so we're running out. If parents could ensure that the students have gone to school with their toque, mittens, boots and a warm jacket then they are better equip to enjoy recess if it's nice outside," expressed Davern.