Riverside Local Schools
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Winter Recess Guidelines

Please make sure you send your children to school properly dressed for outdoor recess. (warm coat, hat, gloves, boots, and snow pants/suits) As a general guideline, we go out for recess when the temperature is 20 degrees or above and if the wind-chill is above 20 degrees. The location of our buildings and the playground area will make conditions a little colder than you may experience at home. Please take this into consideration when dressing your child for outdoor recess time. Our staff monitors the conditions during recess and sends the children in if the weather turns colder. The children enjoy the fresh air and the SNOW! (More so than those of us who are older!)  However, we do not allow snowball fights on the playground.