These are the expectations that the Hermiston School District will follow in regards to outside recess/PE during cold weather.
- When cold weather is upon us, buildings will access AccuWeather for the area http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/hermiston-or/97838/weather-forecast/340195
- If either the “real feel” (which takes into account both wind chill and solar heat) or if the actual temperature is below 15 degrees, we will ask our staff to make accommodations to house students inside for recess and/or PE.
- Our staff will carefully monitor students while outside and take necessary steps to ensure students are appropriately clothed/prepared for the cold weather, watching out for signs of frostbite and other cold-related issues.
Parents, we also ask for your collaboration by making sure that your student is dressed appropriately (wearing enough layers, gloves, scarf, etc.) for school based on the temperature outside.
If your student does not have a jacket, please feel free to speak with the school counselor.