Hello Patton Community,
Now that the winter weather is upon us, I wanted to pass on some information to help you and your children plan for your days. We often get asked if students will be going outside for recess each day, because parents want to know if their children should wear boots and snowpants. Determinations are made during the day based on the current weather. If the temperature (factoring in wind chill) is above zero, we will go outside. Sites that we use to track weather throughout the day are www.weather.gov and www.weather.com. We often make decisions about going outside in real-time, so if the weather looks like it is on the border of going outside or not going outside, it is best to plan for going outside.
With regard to school closings, decisions about closing school for a superintendent is never an easy decision, and like recess, is sometimes made in real time as well, depending on the forecast. When school is closed, the district will send out a message to all parents. Be sure to check other outlets if you are unsure about a school closing, such as the district website, as well as www.emergencyclosingcenter.com, prior to calling the school.