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    Recess is an important part of our students day. It is a time for kids to be outside, move, play and have more choice in their activities. Recess benefits students in cognitive, social-emotional, and physical ways. Research shows that when children have recess, they gain the following benefits:

    • Are less fidgety and more on task
    • Have improved memory and more focused attention
    • Develop more brain connections
    • Learn negotiation skills
    • Exercise leadership, teach games, take turns, and learn to resolve conflicts
    • Are more physically active before and after school

    Our main goal during recess is for our students to have fun while being safe. We have three to five adult teachers and assistants on the playground during recess each day.

    2019-20 Recess & Lunch Schedules

    Morning or Afternoon Recess
    Grade   Time   Time (Wednesdays Only)
     K & 1 9:00-9:15 a.m.  9:00-9:15 a.m.
     2 9:20-9:35 a.m.   9:20-9:35 a.m.
     3 9:45-10:00 a.m.  9:40-9:55 a.m. 
     4 10:05-10:20 a.m.  10:00-10:15 a.m.
     5 2:05-2:20 p.m.  10:25-10:40 a.m.

    Lunch Recess
    Grade     Time
     K 10:45-11:00 a.m.
     1 11:10-11:25 a.m.
     2 11:35-11:50 a.m.
     5 12:00-12:15 p.m.
     3 12:25-12:40 p.m.
     4 12:50-1:05 p.m.


    During each recess, special education teachers and instructional assistants assist with games and activities. They are scheduled at various recess periods.

    The special education staff are assigned recess duty to help support the children on their caseload and to create an environment where everyone can be safe and have fun. Mrs. Shea, our school counselor, is also at several recesses supporting the peer mediation program where she is helping students help students solve problems on the playground.

    Review our Playground Guidelines for a comprehensive overview of playground games and activities and expectations.