ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis University School of Medicine says it’s important to factor in the heat when you send your children back to school.

Make sure they have plenty of water to drink throughout the day, dress them in light-colored clothing made of breathable material, such as cotton, and limit their time outdoors during the hottest times of the day, which is between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.