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Outdoor Recess Guidelines
Outside Temperature/Wind Chill
The elementary school principals in District 199 have set the following guidelines in determining whether children will be allowed to go outside for recess: if the outside air temperature is less than 0 degrees Fahrenheit or the wind chill is -10 degrees or below, students will have recess indoors.
Please be sure children are dressed to be outside in the winter weather.

Outside Air Quality
When the air quality index is above 151, all elementary students will be kept inside for recess (151-200 is unhealthy for all groups and 201-300 is very unhealthy for all groups).
When the air quality index is 130-150, elementary students with respiratory problems will be kept inside for recess; other students will go out for a short time (101-150 is unhealthy for sensitive groups).
The District is working with the Minnesota State High School League regarding after-school activities/sports.

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Air Quality Index (AQI)          
 
 Good 0-50
 Moderate 51-100
 Unhealthy for Sensitive
 
 Groups 101-150
 Unhealthy 151-200
 Very Unhealthy
201-300

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