The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning that will be in effect from late Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. The NWS is forecasting that wind chills will be coldest Friday night into Saturday morning. Please make sure children are dressed for the weather, with exposed skin covered.
At this time, the frigid weather is not expected to impact our normal school schedule on Friday. But we want to take this opportunity to provide your family with information to help keep children safe.
For this Friday, our bus drivers have been instructed to take extra time at each stop so that children can wait for the bus inside. In order to avoid having parents and students waiting outside, we will allow parents to come into the cafeteria beginning at 3 p.m. to pick up their children.
Playing Outside in Winter
Heading outside for some wintertime fun like sledding, throwing snowballs or ice skating can be a sure-fire cure for cabin fever. It's also a great way for kids to get the 60 minutes of daily exercise they need. Just be sure your child is dressed right—and know when it's time to come in and warm up.
Children exposed to extreme cold for too long and without warm, dry, breathable clothing can get frostbite.
Frostbite happens when the skin, and sometimes the tissue below it, freezes. Fingers, toes, ears, and noses are most likely to get frostbite. Frostbitten skin may start to hurt or feel like it's burning, then quickly go numb. It may turn white or pale gray and form blisters. If you suspect frostbite, call your pediatrician.
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