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Physical Activity for Physical Distancing
This is an unprecedented time in our society. Commit to Be Fit (C2BF) remains committed to student and staff wellbeing, not just by addressing their physical health, but social-emotional health as well. While we still don't know the long-term effects on mental health caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working towards creating a school environment that promotes wellness-focused activities to promote academic success and physical and emotional well-being among our students and staff.
Keeping in mind that safety is paramount while reopening schools, C2BF has created classroom brain breaks that incorporate physical distancing guidelines. Since RCPS, along with many other schools, are incorporating the use of plexiglass barriers around desks to accommodate larger class sizes, most of the activities incorporate SEATED exercises. However, many have modifications to allow for standing exercises if performed on a playground or in a larger space where students can stand 6 feet or more apart. Additionally, each of the activities is less than 5 minutes in length and DO NOT INCORPORATE EQUIPMENT that could be shared among students.
A NOTE TO OTHER SCHOOL DIVISIONS- We invite other school divisions to use any of our resources listed on our website. Together, we can extend these benefits to all students across the US and perhaps worldwide. If we can be of any further assistance, contact Holly Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, to indoor physical activities, Commit to Be Fit encourages the use of outdoor spaces as learning environments as well as the implementation of the Daily 15.
The Daily 15 is a 15-minute walking (or running) break for students and staff to go outside and enjoy the benefits of physical activity. This program has been well received by students and staff at the elementary and high school levels.