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Administrative Regulation
Descriptor Code: JGFB-R(0)
Supervision of Students   
Print Policy
 

Each school will have procedures and guidelines that ensure student safety during outside activities addressing each area mentioned in this regulation.

A digital psychrometer, or similar device for measuring the environmental temperature will be used by each school to determine the heat index.  The heat index readings will be recorded daily as part of the activity log.

If using the SkyScan Thermal Indicator provided to each school by the central office, the following guidelines will be followed -

Area

Activity

Hydration/Rest

Water

Cold

No modification

Every 25-30 minutes

Min. 8 oz.

Cool

No modification

Every 25-30 minutes

Min. 8 oz.

Comfort

No modification

Every 25-30 minutes

Min. 8 oz.

Caution

No modification

Every 20 minutes

Min 16 oz.

Extreme Caution

Modified sports equipment

Every 20 minutes

Min 16 oz.

Danger

T-shirts/shorts

Every 15 minutes

Min 24 oz.

Extreme Danger

No outside activity

NA

NA

If using a device different from the SkyScan Thermal Indicator, a chart calibrated to the above information should be created and used.

Research indicates that 80% acclimatization may be achieved in 7-10 days, but it could take 14 days to become fully acclimated.  Band and athletic participants should acclimatize gradually to the heat.  The length and intensity of an outside activity should be adjusted according to the acclimation of a participant.

Education sessions for coaches, athletes, and parents surrounding heat related symptoms and corresponding treatments will be held annually in the spring of each year (e.g. before a camp or summer workout begins) and as needed during the year.  

At a minimum, an annual audit of outside facilities and equipment will be done to ensure at a minimum there is shade, water mist, and proper amounts of fluids outside for participant intake. This audit will be conducted by the person responsible at the central level and then communicated to the principal.

 

Rockdale County Schools
Date Issued:  10/19/2006
Last Revised:  10/18/2012