Cold Weather and Outdoor Breaks

When schools are open, special consideration must be given to the safety and well-being of students while they are outside at recess, lunch, or for other outdoor activities. The following temperatures (including windchill) and actions should be followed during winter months:

  • When the temperature is between -20°C and -27°C, principals will move to a shortened outdoor recess and lunch period. This period will not be longer than 15 minutes.
  • When temperatures are colder than -27°C, students must remain inside

Temperatures and conditions vary across the Region. The following website shall be used to assess local conditions: