Your child(ren) spend(s) 85 minutes outside every day at recess and lunch alone. Students are going to be outside as much as possible this school year for recess and lunch outdoor time, even in fairly heavy rain. This means that indoor recesses will be limited to extreme weather events. These only include a) lasting, torrential rain, b) temperatures below -25 celcius, and c) lightning. As the temperature fluctuates from season to season, we ask that you properly prepare your child(ren) to be outside in all weather conditions. A rain jacket, sweater or fleece, umbrella, rain boots, and change of shoes are all things you can consider when planning for the next day's weather conditions. As you might imagine, our youngest students in Kindergarten and grade 1 are most prepared for all weather conditions, and Bowmore's grades 6-8 students the least prepared. Please help your child(ren), particularly your middle school child(ren), to understand the importance of staying warm and dry during extended outdoor times particualrly in late fall, winter, and early spring.
When there is heavy rain forecast, we will be monitoring the conditions carefully. If we deem the rain to be torrential, we have a plan in place to accommodate students in a safe and supervised way inside the school. This information has been shared with all staff, including homeroom teachers and lunch supervisors.