• Azle ISD Outdoor Temperature Guidelines

    Athletic Practices – Extra Curricular Activities – Physical Education

    The extreme heat and cold in our region is a concern to the health and safety of our students. Heat and cold injuries cannot always be prevented, but with the education of coaches, sponsors, and instructors, and controlled practice procedures, heat and cold related illnesses could be minimized. The following temperature guidelines have been established in order provide a safe and healthy environment for students participating in outdoor activities in Azle ISD. The listed temperatures, heat indexes, and wind-chill factors are designated figures for terminating outdoor activities including: High School and Junior High Athletic Practices, High School and Junior High Extra-Curricular Activities, Secondary, Intermediate, and Elementary Physical Education. Exposure duration and frequency of breaks should be modified as the temperatures approach the listed recommendations. The Azle ISD Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Department will notify respective staff members and administrators of current and projected weather conditions when necessary.  Email notifications will be sent at approximately 11:00 A.M. regarding heat-related conditions, and approximately 8:00 A.M. regarding cold-related conditions. It is the responsibility of each coach/sponsor/instructor to ensure these guidelines are being followed.


    The listed temperatures, heat indexes, and wind-chill factors are designated figures for terminating outdoor activities.

    Activity


    Heat Policy


    Cold Policy


    High School Athletics

    110 degree Temp or
    120 degree Heat Index

    Wind Chill 32 degree w/rain
    Wind Chill 25 degree

    High School Extra-Curricular

    105 degree Temp or
    115 degree Heat Index

    Wind Chill 38 degree w/rain
    Wind Chill 30 degree

    Junior High Athletics

    105 degree Temp or
    115 degree Heat Index

    Wind Chill 38 degree w/rain
    Wind Chill 30 degree

    Junior High Extra-Curricular

    100 degree Temp or
    110 degree Heat Index

    Wind Chill 38 degree w/rain
    Wind Chill 30 degree

    Secondary Physical Education

    100 degree Temp or
    100 degree Heat Index

    Wind Chill 40 degree

    Elementary/Intermediate Physical Education/Recess

    100 degree Temp or
    100 degree Heat Index

    Wind Chill 40 degree