Orchard Center Elementary School

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Office hours:  7:45 am - 4 pm.  School hours:  9:00 am - 3:30 pm.  Students may enter building at 8:55 am.

Cold Weather Guidelines

Recess Guidelines During Cold Weather
 
Please remember that students will play outside at recess throughout the winter.  It is important that students dress warmly.  Clothing appropriate for the weather will ensure that your child is comfortable during the winter months.  Students who are feeling uncomfortably cold should talk to one of the playground supervisors about staying inside or coming inside to warm up.
 
  • Principals have final say when determining whether outside recess will be authorized and should, whenever possible, go outside personally to determine current local weather conditions.  This can be delegated when the principal is out of the building.
  • When the temperature feels like 20 degrees and above (considering wind chill) - Outside Recess
  • When the temperature feels like 16-20 degrees (considering wind chill) - Outside Recess with and Indoor Option for students wishing to remain indoors and for students with inadequate winter clothing.
  • When the temperature feels like 10-15 degrees (considering wind chill) - Abbreviated Outside Recess 5-10 minutes with an Indoor Option for students wishing to remain indoors and for students with inadequate winter clothing.
  • When the temperature feels like 10 degrees or below (considering wind chill) - Inside Recess.
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