Weather Policy

Weather Guidelines

The TDSB has specific policies in place regarding weather; hot, cold, snow or otherwise. Please see below for more information.

Inclement Weather Policy:

If your child is too sick to go outside for recess, for your child's safety, please keep your child home. Supervision is only provided outside during recess time (unless weather falls under one of the conditions below).

Conditions warranting indoor recesses:

  1. Rain, thunderstorms, lightning, hail, extreme winds and extreme cold.
  2. Cold weather: When temperature and/or windchill factor indicates -28C or lower children will remain indoors due to risk of frostnip and frostbite. When temperature and/or windchill factor indicates –20 to –28C, recesses may be shortened to 10 minutes and lunch recess be 20 minutes depending on local conditions. Children should be monitored closely for signs of frostnip, frostbite or difficulty breathing.