DVUSD heat advisory precautions are designed to protect students from incurring heat-related illnesses or problems. District and school staff follow guidelines when making decisions to modify or suspend outdoor activities.
Staff members at each school obtain accurate heat index predictions and alerts each day. The school consults the heat index chart from the National Weather Service (below) at the time of activity. They then direct activity according to the recommendation table. Outdoor activities include physical education class, lunch, lunch recess, and athletics.
In addition, school nurses will be consulted for all students with medical conditions that dictate limited exposure to heat.