Dear PS 20 Families:
Please make sure that your child is properly dressed for the cold weather.
Students will be going outside to play during the cold winter months unless weather conditions cause us to stay indoors.
Children benefit from vigorous exercise and should be given the opportunity to play outside whenever possible. Unless it is snowing or there is ice on the playground, low temperatures should not be a barrier to outside play, as long as children are appropriately dressed.
DOE Guidelines for Playing Outdoors:
In cold weather, students should still be allowed to play outside whenever possible. Unless it’s snowing, there is ice on the playground, or the wind-chill factor is below zero degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius), schools should not prohibit outdoor play based on the outdoor temperature alone. On very cold days, school staff should make sure that students cover up skin, wear warm clothing, and use several layers to stay warm.
If you have, any questions or concerns contact the school during school hours.