How Cold is Too Cold?

posted Jan 5, 2015, 7:37 AM by Jennifer Grant   [ updated Feb 17, 2015, 6:10 PM ]
Welcome Back!  January in Ottawa is rarely without very cold weather.  At McMaster Catholic,we ensure that our students are properly dressed before hitting the school yard for recess in extreme temperatures.  Students are expected to come to school ready to go outside three times a day. Fresh air, even cold fresh air is good for student learning and well-being.  Hats, scarves, gloves, snowsuits, and boots are always necessary. Spare gloves and socks are often helpful if the weather is cold and wet.  We monitor the weather carefully hour by hour and if the temperature dips below -25C, we keep the children inside.