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Utilizing Outdoor Space (Outside Classes, Recess & Outdoor Lunch)

In the 2021.22 school year, SPARK will use the cafeteria but being mindful that students will be unmasked while eating in the cafeteria.  Because of this we will continue to practive social distancing of 3ft while in the cafeteria.  We will still give students opportunities to eat outside, weather permitting. 

Outdoor spaces provide many benefits for reducing risks of transmission. Outdoor spaces are an ideal location for meal times and mask breaks, when face coverings must be removed. 

Several specific classes may only be held outdoors, 

  • High intensity Physical Education is only permissible outdoors. Strict 6 foot distancing without masks (outdoors) is acceptable. 

Acceptable alternatives for indoors:

  • Non-performance music classes such as history of music, music appreciation may take place indoors.
  • Low intensity activities are allowed for physical education, for example yoga and stretching.

Recess - Playground Zones will be created and homerooms will be assigned to a different zone daily. They will follow a seven day rotation schedule. 

 

Day 1 Main Turf

Day 2 Playground Equipment Area

Day 3 Sports Court

Day 4 PlayTurf

Day 5 Hirsh House Lawn

Day 6 Cafeteria Courtyard

Day 7 Outdoor Classroom Area

K Center Recess - Playground Zones will be created and homerooms will be assigned to a different zone daily.

Playground

Garden

Courtyard

Rear Blacktop-1

Rear Blacktop-2

Rear Blacktop-3

Median Grass

Front Grass Zone