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Greetings From Gail

November 21, 2014

On Monday we saw our first snow of the season, followed by lots of rain. Tuesday we were blasted with a serious cold front that was chilling!! When the weather turns cold it always brings up questions about dressing for outdoor recess.

To enjoy recess students must be properly dressed for the weather. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for this cold weather. I am still seeing boys and girls in shorts and no jackets. All children will go outside for recess. Also, please remember that if your child is well enough to attend school, they will go outside at recess time unless it is an injury such as broken leg or arm. If we are experiencing unusually cold weather where the temperature is in the single digits or it is raining, we will not go out for morning or afternoon recess. However, students do go out for recess when the temperature is above 10 degrees. Please make sure your child has hat and gloves and other appropriate clothing so they may enjoy this fun part of their day. Kindergarten through second grade students need snow pants. When snow is on the ground, students must have boots to walk around in the snow.

We do not like to use recess as a consequence for inappropriate behavior at school or for missing homework, but children need to learn responsibility and sometimes it is necessary. If a child stays in for missing home-work, teachers try to send the student outside for half of the recess time. If a child misses recess for inappropriate behavior such as disrupting learning of others in the class, they some-times have to make up work they missed at recess. We try to send them out another time to run around. However, this is not always possible.

Snow Days and School Closings and Delays

On bad weather days, when school has not been cancelled, we may have a two hour delay. In this case, bus arrival times will be delayed two hours. If the bus usually arrives at 7:00 a.m., it will come at 9:00. All schools that normally start at 8:00 will begin two hours later at 10:00. Students should not be dropped off at school before 9:30 for a 10:00 start. When we have a delay, please note that breakfast will NOT be served. On inclement weather days, listen to the radio or television, check our website, or wait for the phone call from our Operations Director, Gary Collins, for more information. We have updated our Alert Now phone system to SchoolReach. This message should call your home by 6:00 a.m.