What Does PE Look Like This Year?

Posted by NANCY BLAKE on 9/2/2020 9:00:00 AM

Physical Education in the time of the coronavirus.
What a time in history!
As we get back into a new school year, there will be some changes. 

  • We have a new "outdoor gym," painted on the soccer field. Unless it is raining, or blustery enough to impact kids' health & safety outdoors, we will be learning outside.
    • Hiking boots or rainboots are great for the fall
    • Snowboots, snowpants, winter coats, hats & gloves will be needed in winter
  • Students are still expected to keep a pair of indoor PE shoes in their classroom.
    • If their shoes/socks get wet, they can wear these PE shoes indoors
    • If weather moves PE inside, they'll need indoor PE shoes for the gym.
  • Our water fountains are off-limits this year. Students will need to bring their own water bottle to class, and can also bring it to PE. (We sure get thirsty!)
  • We use limited equipment in PE. Students will sanitize hands before & after they use any equipment in class.
  • As we are a PK-2 school, students are not required to wear masks, but are encouraged to do so.
    • During exercise, it can be uncomfortable to wear a mask, so students have their own hula-hoop outside of the playing area to keep their masks, coats, waterbottles, and anything else they don't want to wear/hold during activity.