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December 12, 2014
Research shows that children need fresh air, exercise, and sunshine. Physical activity is not only healthy for a child’s body, but it also stimulates brain activity. Play-whether vigorous or sedentary-can provide intense skill learning. Physical activity is known to lessen the symptoms of mild attention deficit disorder, and is associated with much lower incidences of childhood obesity. A daily break of fifteen minutes or more in the school day plays a role in improving learning, social development, and health in elementary school children.
Children benefit from vigorous exercise and should be given the opportunity to play outside whenever possible as long as children are appropriately dressed, (hats, gloves, winter coat, and boots). Note that occasionally, children with asthma may experience increased symptoms when playing in cold weather (however, exercise-related asthma may occur at any temperature and can usually be prevented by pre-treatment).
If your scholar has asthma or breathing issues from the cold or the heat, please provide a doctor’s note and we will have your child indoors when necessary.
The weather is monitored each day. Several pieces of information are used to determine safety. They are but not limited to include temperature, wind chill, ice, rain, snowfall, etc.
Unless there is an unsafe condition, our scholars will be outdoors for recess and until 8:00a.m. for arrival.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has developed an Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) fact sheet that outlines preventative practices that will help ensure your child does not contract it or other illnesses. The fact sheet can be downloaded here.
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