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Polar Bear Club (Cold Weather Recess)

Canyon School Polar Bear Club 2019-20

When the weather dips below -30 with the wind chill, Canyon School students are not sent outside for recess. During those indoor recess days, we will be offering the opportunity for students to choose to go outside for recess and play as part of our Polar Bear Club. 

Rationale: Regular opportunities for play and physical activity, especially outdoors, improve our mood, attention, and fitness. Outdoor recess in cold weather provides an opportunity for students to be vigorously active, escape germs, and embrace the cold Southern Alberta reality. 

Participation: The option to go outside will only be offered to those students who have returned a permission form signed by a parent or guardian and who are dressed appropriately for the weather. Students who choose to go outside will stay outside for the duration of the recess. Students with a permission form may still choose to stay inside during indoor recess. Supervising staff will use their discretion in deciding whether individual members of the Polar Bear are able to go outside during cold weather periods. 

Supervision: Canyon School Staff members will supervise the Polar Bear. The number of students interested in going outside will determine how often the program will be offered. 

Click here to print off and sign a Permission Slip for the Polar Bear Club.

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