When cold temperatures are projected, it is important that students dress for the weather. Multiple layers of clothing, hats, scarves, gloves, boots, and wind resistant coats will help keep students warm as the temperature drops.
In addition, exposure to outdoor temperatures should be limited.
Individuals needing assistance with appropriate clothing should contact their school nurse.
During times of extreme heat, students and staff should stay well hydrated, particularly when outdoor or indoor temperatures are 90 degrees or more. Students should be allowed a water both in and outside of the classroom to prevent heat-related illness. Anyone experiencing signs of heat exhaustion should be moved to a cool area and receive a medical evaluation. Other tips include:
- Reduce, eliminate or reschedule strenuous activities until the coolest time of the day.
- Wear lightweight, loose fitting, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight.
- Eat light, cool, easy-to-digest foods such as fruit or salads.
- Drink plenty of water even if you don't feel thirsty.