A 20 minute recess break is provided for all children before their lunch. An additional daily recess of 15 minutes is scheduled for each grade level. 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.
Precipitation, wind speed and low temperatures can cause recess breaks to be held inside. Malley Drive Elementary practice is that whenever any combination of these factors takes the wind chill temperature below 20 degrees, the recess breaks will be inside.