A recess break of 20 minutes is provided for all children at the start of their lunch period. Additional recess breaks are at the discretion of the teacher. Precipitation, wind speed, and low temperatures can cause recess breaks to be held inside. Arapahoe Ridge policy is whenever any combination of these factors takes the chill temperature below 20 degrees, the recess breaks will be inside.
Because of the temperate Colorado climate, children are generally sent outside for recess. Children should dress appropriately for the season, and should wear warm clothing and boots during cold and wet weather.