According to NYC Public Schools Chancellor Farina, in conjunction with the Office of School Health:
Children benefit from vigorous exercise and should be given the opportunity to play outside whenever possible. Unless it is snowing, or there is ice on the playground, or the wind chill factor produces an effective temperature below zero degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius), temperature alone should not be a barrier to outdoor play. Principals and staff are encouraged to maintain outdoor play periods on the vast majority of winter days. Parents are advised to take precautions to keep students warm and to ensure that they are appropriately dressed on very cold days (when outdoors, ensure that you cover exposed skin, wear warm clothing, and use multiple layers to maintain warmth).
For questions, email Roger Platt, M.D. (RPlatt2@schools.nyc.gov)
If you have any concerns, please contact the parent coordinator.