|May 17, 2013 |
The Wyoming Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction has been asked to write a report on the status of all schools in the state. As part of this report they are collecting input from educators, parents and the community. You thoughts and feedback are essential to this process and could be extremely helpful to the development of future educational policy. Please take a few minutes to respond.
Below are links to the three different surveys: Educator, Parent, and Community Member. Please fill out the survey(s) most applicable to you.
· Hands and feet to yourself
· Respect Yourself
· Respect Others
· Respect Property
Structured recess is an opportunity for students to have a supervised break where they engage in activities that not only provide for physical movement, but also emphasize positive social interactions and clear behavioral expectations. Activities will be selected to best address student groups of varying sizes and behavioral needs. Students will only be referred to structured recess for issues or concerns related to behavior expectations, not academics.
Students will attend an initial meeting during their morning recess on Tuesday, followed by structured recess activities for all of Tuesday and Wednesday recesses. A debriefing meeting will be conducted by the recess coach(es) during lunch and lunch recess (only) on Thursday.
Students will be required to attend structured recess under the following conditions:
1) They receive any Major Referral for behavior.
2) They receive three Minor Referrals for playground/classroom social interaction issues within one quarter.
3) They are specifically referred by grade level PLCs, BIT, the school social worker, or administration.
Attendance at structured recess will be required for referred students, however, ALL students may participate—limited only by maintaining a manageable number of students. A section of Playground Zone 3 will typically be reserved for structured recess activities on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but the location of structured recess will remain flexible to address the needs of different student groups. Cones will be placed to clearly establish the reserved area; a green flag will be displayed if other students may join the activity, while a red flag will be displayed if the activity is “full.”
Referrals should be made by Friday for attendance at structured recess the following week. Referred students will attend all structured recesses and meetings for the week.
· An administrator will notify the student’s parent/guardian regarding their referral for structured recess.
· An administrator will meet with the recess coach(es) on the first school day of each week to set up the structured recess activities/plan for the week and provide them with the current sign-up log. Student refocus forms will also be reviewed to help determine student activities.
Students should report to the conference room in the main computer lab for their first meeting on Tuesday during their morning recess.
In the event of indoor recess, structured recess activities will be conducted in the library by the recess coach(es). The initial meeting and debriefing locations will remain unchanged.
· Stay in playground zones away from the building and out of trees and landscaped/grassy areas.
o When leaving the cafeteria, head directly to the designated playground areas.
· Toys, food, or drinks are not allowed on the playground.
· Students are not to play rough/violent games.
o i.e. play gun fights, swords, or pretend fighting
· Stay off snow/ice mounds.
· Line up at the door when the bell rings in order to be promptly picked up by teachers.
· Staff on duty is to supervise only.
Playground Equipment Use
· Sit on your bottom when on swings and slides
· Do Not
o Stand on any parallel bars
o Play tag/chase on the equipment