If students are too sick to go outside for recess, then students are too sick to attend school. It is an expectation at W. J. Watson that if your child attends school then they must go outside at the recess breaks. Supervision is not available in classrooms or the office during these times of the day. Exceptions are made for students with injuries that restrict mobility. On severe weather days with extreme wind chill temperatures or a cold weather alert, we use judgment to shorten the length of time spent outdoors.
This is a reminder that all students are required to go outside twice a day. Please make sure your child comes to school dressed to go outdoors. Extra sweaters, hats, scarves, gloves, etc. are needed. Please also ensure that your children have appropriate footwear: an outdoor pair of shoes or boots as well as an indoor pair of shoes for classroom and physical education use. Children go outside for all recesses.