• Mathews Inclement Weather and Smoke Day Procedure


    If we experience inclement weather or an Air Quality Index of 150+, we will have indoor recesses. The following procedure will occur.

    • Administration will determine if inclement weather or smoke day procedures need to be put in place. An announcement will be made on the intercom.


    • Before school arrival: Students will not be sent to the playground to play. All teachers will receive students in their classrooms starting at 9:15. Students will enter directly into the building through one of the following doors: A-Hall, B-Hall, C-Hall, D-Hall.
    • Non-classroom staff members will be assigned morning duty coverage.


    • Teachers will hold indoor recess in their classroom for the remaining student lunch time (10 minutes).
    • Indoor recess options include: Playing games, free centers, sit and visit time, watching a G-rated movie or show.

    Delayed Start Procedure

    If the WCSD calls a delayed start, the following will occur:

    • A phone call and email, as well as social media, and news reports will inform staff and families.
    • Staff arrive 2 hours later than normal. Contract time starting at 11:00. Duties begin at 11:15.
    • Students arrive between 11:15-11:25 and all staff will be on duty at that time. The tardy bell rings at 11:30 a.m.
    • Students are not to arrive any earlier as we won't have staff to suppervise until their contract time starts.
    • No breakfast will be served