As you know during the first few months of the school year, it is not uncommon for us to experience hot weather. Occasionally, the temperatures may reach into the 90s or even around 100. In response, Woodbury adheres to the County of Orange and Orange County Department of Education's Hot Weather Guidelines for Schools to determine student activities on those days. The activity heat index takes into account the temperature and humidity present to make recommendations for rest, activity time, and fluid intake.
Based on those activity heat index guidelines, as recommended, we will suspend physical education, conduct physical education during a time in the day when it is cooler, and have the children remain in their classrooms during snack recess and lunch recess. It is important to note, shade is available to students on our playground and activity time during recess and lunch is generally limited to about 20-25 minutes.
Parents can assist us in helping ensure that their children remain healthy and safe on hot days, by following the suggestions below:
- Have your child wear lightweight, comfortable and "breathable" clothing.
- Hydration is vital! Send your child to school with at least one water bottle. They can refill them throughout the day.
- Provide your child a hat to wear when outside.
- Apply sunscreen on your child before school.