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Weather Policies & Safety Information

                                          WEATHER                                     

In order to help parents and students better prepare for the winter weather we want you to be aware of what factors are involved in determining an inside vs. an outside day. We highly encourage students to come dressed for winter weather every day including coat, hat, gloves, and boots, Snow pants are also encouraged as they help students avoid spending the remainder of their school day in wet pants. 

At Southland Elementary we use the following temperatures as a guide for inside/outside days.

20 degrees and warmer=outside day (including windchill)

19 degrees and colder=inside day (including windchill)

The following websites are consulted to find the current temperature and air quality conditions:

https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-forecast/now/riverton-ut-84096

https://weather.com/weather/today/l/f9c99f4de265479ccc7447ea9ec57334254aa43479b0f3d380e4aa7097701baf

https://air.utah.gov/ 

There are many other factors that are considered when the office and administration make a determination regarding inside or outside days. These include, but are not limited to extreme winds, lighting in proximity to campus, significant wet precipitation, large areas of water/ice, red air quality condition, and other factors that may impact students playing safely outdoors.

SCHOOL SAFETY

Jordan School District has standardized procedures in place for emergency response in all of its schools. All school personnel, substitute teachers, and students are trained annually to respond to five types of emergencies: Bomb Threats, Earthquakes, Fires, Environmental Hazards, and Unwelcome Intruders. Detailed emergency response information for all schools in JSD can be found on the District's Student Safety Website.

jordandistrict.org/resources/studentsafety/