Winter Recess Guidelines

North Coventry Elementary School

Winter seems to have arrived early!

At North Coventry Elementary School, students go outside for recess everyday unless it is raining, snowing or severe cold weather based on the "feels like" temperature. Below are the guidelines for cold weather recess:


Below 10 degrees - Indoor Recess

Below 15 degrees - Shortened Recess to 5 or 10 minutes

Below 32 degrees - Gloves and hats to go outside

Below 50 degrees - Coat and long pants

Below 60 degrees - Jacket or long sleeves


Developed by the National Association of School Nurses