We just wanted to take a minute to clarify what Johnson's and the District's stanceis on how cold weather is handled when it pertains to recess.
The District's policy is a "0" degree policy. That is if the wind chill falls to "0" than all kids are to be kept inside. Above that, they go outside.
With that in mind please note the following Johnson policy:
Johnson will always have warming stations for the kids. In particular, the gym will be open for kids to play. In conjunction with that, the school also will provide either a movie room or a reading room for kids to use instead of going outside or playing in the gym.
For kids to go outside and play on the blacktop/sidewalk areas they must have the following:
Head covering (Hat or hood)
Gloves or mittens
For kids to be able to play in the snow they must have all of the above items plus:
It is the school's policy to allow kids to go outside whenever possible but also provide them alternatives that will allow the school to keep them safe at all time.
If you have any questions please fill free to contact the school at 630.393.1787.