The extreme heat and cold in Forney is a concern to the health and safety of our students. Heat and cold injuries can't always be prevented, but with the education of coaches, sponsors, and instructors and controlled practice procedures, heat and cold related illnesses could be minimized.
Forney ISD has developed and implemented temperature guidelines in order to provide a safe and healthy environment for students participating in outdoor activities. The listed temperatures, heat indexes, and wind-chill factors are designated figures for altering or terminating outdoor activities including all secondary athletic practices and outdoor extra-curricular activities as well as all secondary and elementary physical education programs. Forney ISD coaches may move players into indoor practice facilities when temperatures or heat indexes reach specific levels, or cancel practice for the remainder of the day.
Exposure duration and frequency of breaks should be modified as the temperatures approach the listed recommendations. The Forney ISD athletic training staff notify respective staff members and administrators of current and projected weather conditions when necessary. It is the responsibility of each coach/sponsor/instructor to ensure these guidelines are being followed.
|Forney ISD Heat/Cold Guidelines
Note: Extra-Curricular Activities include but are not limited to – Band, Cheerleading, Drill Team, ROTC, etc.
In addition to the above temperature guidelines, Forney ISD athletics follows the Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) recommended ‘heat acclimation program’ while maintaining the following guidelines for all team practices conducted outdoors as follows: