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Cold Weather Reminders

Despite winter weather conditions, it is our goal to keep schools open when possible to ensure we meet the needs of all students and avoid a disruption to teaching and learning.

Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the winter weather. All students should wear a warm jacket, gloves/mittens and a hat. For elementary students: Boots and snow pants are optional but should be worn if your child intends to play outside in the snow. All students (elementary and middle) will go outside for recess according to the following guidelines*:   

  • 15 degrees or warmer: unlimited time outside

  • 0-15 degrees: maximum of 20 minutes outside

  • Below 0 degrees: remain indoors

*District 47 schools refer to ”feels like” temperatures according to the Weather Channel app. 

We encourage families to consider the impact of a school closure due to inclement weather. There will be no remote learning if school is closed due to weather conditions. Instead, we would make up the day at the end of the year in one of the five scheduled emergency days on the school calendar. If the decision is made to close school, families will be notified via phone call, text and email before 5 a.m. the day of the closing. The announcement will also be posted on the district’s website and social media channels. No communication means school will remain open. Please be sure to keep your contact information and emergency contacts up-to-date in ParentVue. Should you have any changes, please contact the school.