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RECESS

(Please note that as current information becomes available this page will be updated – 06.25.2020.)

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Introduction
Recess is an important part of a child’s school day. A safe and healthy recess promotes time to develop socially, emotionally, physically, and academically.

During recess, students learn and practice important social and emotional skills, such as conflict resolution, decision- making, compromise, and self-regulation. Additionally, recess provides a needed brain break and facilitates the learning process.  With this in mind, The following procedures will be put in place to insure our students have a safe  Recess.

 


Philosophy
To  the best extent possible, recess will continue applying safe physical contact of equipment and social distancing. The term “social distancing” refers to measures being taken to restrict where and when people can gather in order to stop or slow the spread of infectious disease. In general, six feet of separation is the distance that should be kept between people interacting within their peers. Games that utilize physical and social activities, yet limit physical contact will be played.

 


Process

  1. Students will go to recess using the procedures established in school operations regarding movement between the building.
  2. Students will wash/sterilize their hands before going to recess.
  3. Students will not need to wear mask  while at recess with their cohort, If they are unable to be with their cohort, students should  wear masks during recess.
  4. Equipment will be wiped down before each recess.
  5. Games and activities used during recess will be pre-approved as part of the safe list for limiting the spread of infectious disease.
  6. Students will wash/sterilize their hands before returning to class.

 


Checklist

  • Practice social distancing while walking to recess.
  • Students will wash their hands before going to recess.
  • Students will wear masks during recess.
  • Equipment will be wiped down before each recess.
  • Use pre-approved activities.
  • Students should wash/sterilize hands before returning to class.

 


Other Considerations.

  1. Supervision before/ between/during recess to wipe down equipment- can use school staff or parent volunteers.
  2. Provide training for the staff supervision.

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