Student dress should not distract from the learning environment. If a problem arises in this area, parents will be contacted. Students are expected to play outside during all recesses. In order to combat the cold weather we require all students to bring “The Big 5” with them to school each day during the colder months of the year. “The Big 5” are: 1) Snow Boots; 2) Snow Pants; 3) Coat; 4) Gloves; 5) Beanie/Hat. Parents are asked to dress their children appropriately for the often sudden and extreme Wyoming weather changes. Children’s “Big 5” should be labeled to aid in the return of lost or misplaced items.
Uinta Meadows Elementary is not responsible for children’s personal items. Students should only bring items to school that are a necessary part of the educational program. Parents are urged to label their child’s coats, hats, gloves/mittens, boots, lunch boxes, backpacks, etc. Students riding bicycles to school are required to park them during the day. Bike racks are provided and locks are recommended. As a safety precaution, students are asked to “walk” bicycles while on school grounds. Skateboards, heelys, skates, and roller blades are not permitted at school. Students are also asked not to bring radio-controlled cars, electronic games or other electronic devices including iPads, iPods, etc. to school. Students bringing these items to school will be asked to take them to the office for safekeeping until school is dismissed. Cell phones may be brought to school and remain in their backpack for after-school or emergency use only.
Weather and Recess
The length of recess periods will be adjusted for changes in weather. On days when the temperatures and/ or wind chill are so low as to pose health and safety problems (generally ten degrees or lower including wind chill factor), or when it is raining heavily, students will remain indoors. Duty teachers will supervise students outside their classroom while they participate in appropriate indoor activities. Students should dress appropriately for possible weather changes.