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Winter Weather

COLD WEATHER GUIDELINES FOR ÉCOLE ROBERT H. SMITH SCHOOL

Below are guidelines from The Winnipeg School Division that allows provisions to shorten recess periods and/or patrol duties.

-17°C to -25°C

 

Wind chill Included

In All Temperatures

· Normal winter clothing generally adequate.

· Pleasant conditions for most outdoors activities.

· Regular recess.

· Regular patrol duty (8:40 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.).

· Regular patrol duty (3:25 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.).

-26°C to - 27°C

 

· Warm winter clothing recommended.

· Most outdoors activities unpleasant without facial protection.

· Early entry permitted in the morning and afternoon.

· Shortened recess.

· Regular patrol duty (8:40 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.).

· Regular patrol duty (3:25 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.).

-28°C and colder

 

· Warm winter clothing essential.

· Outdoor activities not recommended.

· Indoor recess.

· Regular patrol duty (8:40 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.).

· Regular patrol duty (3:25 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.).

-30°C to -34°C

 

· Shortened patrol duty (8:45 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.).

· Shortened patrol duty (3:25 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.).

-35°C and colder· Patrols cancelled (Adult/parent volunteers required).
- 45°C and colder· School buses cancelled.
- School Closure

· Determined by chief superintendent.

· Broadcast by radio and television  stations. (see below)

     

 

680 CJOB, 92 CITI FM, 99.9 BOB FM, 1290 CFRW, CKJR power 97, hot 103 fm, Q94 FM, 102.3 CLEAR FM, CBC Radio 990am or 89.3 fm, Radio Canada 1050am  or 90.5fm, QX 104 FM, city tv, ctv news & the Winnipeg free press website.

WEATHER SITE FOR WINDCHILL: The following website is the one we refer to for the current weather conditions at the Forks: 

https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/mb-36_metric_e.html

When the temperature reaches -35 or colder including wind chill, patrols WILL NOT be on duty.  We strongly encourage parents to escort their children to and from school.

 

 


 


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