How long can kids be out in weather below 20 degrees?

Schools can refer to the Childcare Weather Watch when planning outdoor activities.

Weather-related WACs:

American Academy of Pediatrics –

Check out National Weather Services’ General Winter Safety for Schools and this Cold Weather Safety pdf.

How much time can you be in school when the power goes out?

Intermittent power outages can last from minutes to days but most frequently are less than 2 hours. Schools are prepared to support their students, and although the daily lesson plans may need to be altered, education continues as much as possible.

Check with your local health jurisdiction, as extended outages affecting hot water for hand washing may be regulated, as childcare has rules for lots around hand washing!