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Staying Safe in Cold Weather

November 04, 2022

​November 4, 2022 - Please remember our students will continue to play outside for recess, up to 30 minutes at a time. Recess will not be cancelled unless there is extreme weather, meaning temperatures below -25°C, including the windchill. If your child is older, and is spending time walking to and from school, please ensure they leave the house prepared, including clothing to protect exposed skin.

Here are some helpful hints on how to keep your child safe when it is cold outside. 

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Image: https://www.weather.gov/


Being in the Peace Region, we deal with windchill often. Here is a great resource from Environment Canada that helps make sense of windchill values.

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Image: https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/weather-health/wind-chill-cold-weather/wind-chill-index.html#toc0


If you could use a hand-up when it comes to winter clothing for your child, talk to your child's teacher. They can often help make a connection to support resources within the community.


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Grande Prairie Public School Division
Email: communications@gppsd.ab.ca 
Phone: 780-532-4491