Summer Heat Waves
During heat waves where the local actual temperature exceeds 90˚ and Studio East has outdoor activities planned or will have programming in locations where no air conditioning systems are in place, a decision will be made by Studio East leadership as to whether programming will continue as planned, be canceled, or rescheduled.
Though variants may come into play based on heat index, at 90˚ or less, outdoor programming will proceed though staff will begin to proactively monitor students and themselves for any symptoms of heat exhaustion as temperatures approach 90˚.
At 91-99˚ actual temperature, a decision to cancel or proceed with programming, or scale back number of program hours, will occur based on various elements: time of day, temperature in different geographic locations, access to cooler temperatures periodically indoors/in shade, heat index, etc.
At 100˚ or greater on the heat index or actual temperature scale, outdoor activities that can’t be moved indoors will be canceled or rescheduled. In those conditions, the risk level to be outdoors for any significant amount of time is significantly increased.
Any cancellations will be confirmed in advance of scheduled programming to audiences/participants via website, email and social media. When programming will occur during known high heat days, Studio East will reach out to guardians/audiences asking that they help proactively by making sure they prepare with sufficient fluids, dress for the heat, and follow other recommendations like wearing sunscreen, etc.