Extreme Cold Conditions

Extreme Cold Guidelines
Posted on 02/01/2023
As we enter to the coldest part of our school year, we are often asked if the children will be going outside for recess.  The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) follows the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit's (SMDHU) direction to,

"Keep children indoors if the temperature falls below -25oC, or if the wind chill is -28oC or greater." (Canadian Paediatric Society, 2009)

***Please ensure that your child is dressed for the weather with winter boots, a jacket, snowpants, hat, and gloves.

Should temperatures be approaching those listed above, we will move to our split lunch recesses to reduce the time students are out at lunch.