Outdoor activities are a bit chillier this week for local students.

When the temperature drops below -22 C with the wind chill, students are kept inside for recess.
 
"Unless it is that cold, we try and encourage the kids to get outside, burn off some of that energy and get some fresh air," said Laura McNabb, Elk island Public Schools communications director.

Occasionally, recess will be shortened when the temperature is around -20 C.
 
Bus services will only be suspended if the temperature drops below -40 C with wind chill in the rural region.
 
Teachers and staff are still expected to attend even when the buses aren't running.

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