We have a weather station on the roof of the school to give us a common site to look to for accurate weather data for our specific location. Below you'll find the link to that data site, keep in mind that we do go by the windchill temperature to determine inside recess days.
Please encourage your students to dress appropriately for the weather and to come prepared for recess out in the cold. When kids have the right gear, they can have a fun along with a well needed quick break outside, even when it's a little chilly out.
CLICK HERE for our school's weather station data!
If the wind chill temperature before school is lower than 23 degrees Fahrenheit, students will be allowed inside the building.*
During the school day when the temperature drops below 21 degrees Fahrenheit or if precipitation coming down will soak the students, then it will be called an inside recess day and students will be kept inside.
When the temperature is 21- or 22-degrees Fahrenheit (the wind chill temp.) students will have a “Modified Inside Day.” On a Modified Inside Day, students will come inside 10 minutes early at lunch recess and will have a 10-minute afternoon recess. Students are encouraged to dress appropriately to be able to participate in recess on cold or snowy days.
Click here for a printable letter regarding cold weather and inside days.
Students will also be kept inside if the air quality is above 90 on the particulate matter scale. See Utah's Department of Environment Quality website for details of current conditions. You can also view this documentfor a visual description of the guidelines we follow.
* Orange flags will be posted at various locations of the exterior of the building to indicate to students that they are to come inside the building before school starts or go directly into their portable. When the flags are posted, students are to come in through the front/main doors to walk to their classroom, as all other doors are always locked.