Student health and safety is the primary concern for all Blackie School staff. In events of severe weather students will be permitted and/or required to stay indoors during regularly scheduled outdoor activities (recess or lunch periods). The decision as to what constitutes severe weather is at the discretion of the Principal.
Families are expected to send their children to school dressed appropriately for the weather and the duration of time spent outside (20 minutes for lunch recess/ 40 minutes for outdoor phys ed). Unless an indoor recess is called students will be expected to take part in outdoor activities. Typically, students will be outside in cold weather up to and including -20C (including the windchill) but each instance is looked at with a variety of factors involved.