8:25 am Warning bell
8:30 am Classes begin
10:20 am Recess begins
10:35 am Recess ends
11:50 am Lunch break begins – students eat first
12:05 pm Students go out to play
12:27 pm Warning bell
12:30 pm Lunch break ends
2:20 pm School day ends
West Coast Recess
Here at Harry Hooge Elementary we are now participating in what’s called a “West Coast Recess”.
This means that in a variety of types of weather, students are expected to go outside for recess and lunch. On days when the weather conditions are more extreme, the principal may decide to make it a choice day or an inside day. On a choice day students would be able to decide whether or not to go outside.
Our goal is to provide students with as many opportunities as possible to play outside and enjoy the fresh air and the great West Coast. So, please remember to always bring appropriate clothing, coats and shoes or boots to suit prevailing weather conditions.
“Whether it’s snow, rain, poor air quality, or extreme cold, inclement weather can put a kink in school recess. Kids need physical activity every day. Students benefit from play outdoors, including the fresh air, sunlight, increased space to run and even the change of scenery. Time outside is healthy and helps students return to the classroom ready to learn again. Parents and educators can help children get their necessary daily physical activity regardless of the weather conditions”.
Click here to learn more about kids going outside.
Taken from http://www.playworks.org/make-recess-count/resources/inclement-weather-recess