Senate Bill 16 (SB16) is a bill that passed the Senate last Spring, is in review in the House now, and is expected to be called for a vote this Fall. As currently written, SB16 will have a direct and negative impact on District 117.
Dear Sorrick Families,
We want your students to enjoy recess even in the cold winter months. Fresh air, exercise and time spent outside afford students a break from the structure of the classroom. Teachers agree that students perform best at school when they have an opportunity for vigorous outdoor play, and we try to get them out whenever possible.
Making sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the outdoors is critical to the success of safe winter play, and per our school district weather guidelines, recess will take place outdoors when the temperature, including wind chill, is above 20 degrees. In the winter months we expect your child to be dressed in the following clothing: lined pants or snow pants, winter coat, warm socks, gloves/mittens and hat.
Remember that water-proof materials are better than water-resistant. Please make sure that all items are labeled with your child’s name. Our lost and found gets very full during the winter months and this can help us determine what belongs to whom.
Please know that we consider each day uniquely and check the weather report constantly to ensure our students are safe outside. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Sorrick School office at 708-233-8200.
Partners in Education,