District reminds students to dress for winter weather

As bitter cold temperatures arrive in Central New York this week, Fayetteville-Manlius School District officials are encouraging parents and guardians to make sure students are dressing appropriately for the weather conditions.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton recently issued a winter weather advisory for Jan. 29-30 and is warning of dangerously low wind chills, very cold temperatures and some snow showers.

Such cold temperatures pose an elevated risk of frostbite and hypothermia. The Weather Service advises those who are outdoors during such conditions to wear several layers of loose-fitting clothing, a wind-resistant and water-repellent outer layer, mittens or gloves that are snug at the wrist, waterproof boots, a scarf or face mask, and a warm hat.

F-M staff members will take temperatures into consideration when making decisions about outdoor activities throughout the week, including recess.