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Weather Watch Protocol for Recess and Walk and Talk

SJSD Recess/Walk and Talk Weather Watch Protocol

The following is adapted from the Missouri Department of Health Child Care Weather Watch and may be viewd here.  These are guildlines only and are not meant to be a substitute for professional judgement.

Winter (Temperature with wind-chill)

  • 32-90 degrees - probably confortable for outdoor play
  • 20-32 degrees - use caution may be necessary to reduce time outside
  • Below 20 degrees - children should not go outside

Summer (Temperature includes heat index)

  • 32-90 degrees - comfortable for outdoor play
  • 90-100 degrees - use caution may be necessary to reduce time outside
  • 100 degrees or above - children should ot go outside

Use caution - Children should be clothed appropriately and have access to fluids during warmer weather.  Closely observe children for becoming over-heated or too cold.