Elementary Heat Days
During the warm spring and summer months, your child's principal may designate school-wide "Red Heat Days" when there is excessive heat. This is determined through our District Health Office and based on the current heat index temperature (temperature + humidity). Throughout the day, principals are notified by our District Health Office of the level of caution and process to take with students while they are outdoors, as the temperature fluctuates into different heat zones.
If the temperature rises into an excessive heat zone (Red Heat Day), students are to remain indoors during the instructional day until the temperature cools down. For example, if it is "Red" during lunch recess, students are directed indoors to participate in supervised games, activities, or free time inside classrooms before or after they eat lunch in the cafeteria. In addition, physical education classes are usually held inside the multipurpose room (MPR) or in an alternative indoor setting or classroom.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child's teacher, school, or the District Nurse at 480-883-5596.
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