Dear Parents & Guardians:
Here at Oak Hill we believe that time spent outdoors is an important and valuable part of our students’ day. Fresh air, exercise, and time spent outside afford students a break from the structure of the classroom. Most importantly, teachers agree that students perform their best when they have an opportunity for outdoor play, so we try to get them out whenever possible.
With winter just around the corner, it is imperative that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather and is prepared to play outside. Please make sure your children are prepared with appropriate outerwear every school day, whether they leave items here at school or bring them in daily.
Outerwear items include warm jackets, hats, scarves, gloves (plus maybe an extra pair). If there is snow on the ground, snow boots and pants are necessary. If student do not have snow boots and snow pants they will be limited to the gym and/or blacktop areas.
There will be times when it is not safe for children to be outdoors, or for their time outdoors to be limited. Factors considered in determining outdoor safety are:
- Temperature: when temperatures fall below 20 degrees, including “feels like temp.”
- Precipitation: rain, hail, snow, freezing rain
- Age of students
- Length of time outdoors
- Playground conditions
If you have any questions or concerns please contact myself or our Executive Director, Dave Mitchell at [email protected] or (518) 399-5048 ext. 110.