Winter Updates

Monday, November 10, 2014

imageTo the Families of Murphy Elementary School:

The cold weather and snow are here.  Knowing that the seasons and weather are drastically changing, I would like to take a few moments and share a few items to help our school families prepare for the weather.

The first item is related to what time the front doors will be unlocked.  We have staff on hand to supervise children starting at 7:40 each morning.  The front doors are locked until that time.  Although I understand that sometimes the doors are open and staff are here earlier, as the Principal, and as a parent, I need everyone to know that you can count on 7:40.  For the safety of our children and the building, I have reminded our custodial staff of this time and the doors will remained locked until 7:40.  If you were in the habit of arriving earlier, please note the listed time and plan accordingly.

Starting Tuesday, November 11th: For recess, all of our students (K-4) are expected to wear the appropriate winter clothing including a hat, coat, gloves/mittens, snow pants, and boots.  We can assist anyone that needs cold weather clothing, however we need you to let us know.  We will make sure our students are safe but for those that forget items (such as snow pants) they will be required to stand along the outside wall.  If the weather were too cold to be outside without the item they forget we would have them stay inside.  We want kids to be safe and at the same time work on responsibility in remembering their clothing.

In closing, if your family is in need of any cold weather items (boots, hats, mittens, snow pants, …) please let Carla or I know and we’ll figure something out.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me at any time.

Sean Martinson
Principal – Murphy Elementary School




From the Handbook (  )


Dress / Clothing

Students will be expected to go outside after lunch so they need to dress appropriately for the  weather. (Before lunch at Murphy)


We ask you, as parents and guardians, to guide your children in dressing appropriately for the  weather conditions and for the learning environment. Boots, hats and mittens are necessary during the cold winter months (for outdoor use ~ hats are not to be worn inside). Students should have snowpants. Please label your child’s clothing and boots for easy identification in case they become lost or misplaced. If you are missing something, remember to stop by and check the “Lost and Found” items in each school.


Weather Policy

Children will go outside for recess and physical education unless temperatures of 0°F or -10°F windchill are reached.


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