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Heat Advisory & School Activities

Polk County is under a heat advisory today, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 until 10 p.m. While all schools in our district are air-conditioned, the advisory does affect some student activities.

Elementary School Recess

WDMSC elementary schools will follow temperature guidelines from the Iowa Department of Public Health in regard to outdoor recess activities.

  • If the heat index is over 90 degrees, outdoor activities will be limited or shortened. Students will be provided unlimited opportunities to access water to assist with hydration.
  • If the heat index is over 100 degrees, outdoor recess activities will be cancelled.

 Iowa Department of Health Child Care Weather Guide

 

 Athletics/Activities

Some practices will be modified and provide unlimited water break opportunities.

The following practices have been canceled for today (August 27):

  • Junior High Football: No practice tonight and AM practice tomorrow.
  • Junior High Cross Country: No practice tonight.
  • The Sophomore Football game vs. Waukee, originally set for a 4:45pm Kick off on Friday, August 30 has been moved. The new date and time for the Sophomore Football game is Thursday, August 29 at 7:30pm at Valley Stadium.
  • The Varsity Football game vs. Waukee will still kick off at 7:30pm on Friday, August 30 at Valley Stadium.

Please contact your coach or Activities Director Brad Rose for the most up-to-date information.