Outdoor Recess Guidelines
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.

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 Farenheit 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.

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