Grades 1st, 2nd and 3rd used to have a morning and an afternoon recess.
Most schools still have a morning and afternoon recess. Under Staggered Reading, Early and Late Start students at Donlon, Vintage Hills, Walnut Grove, and Alisal still have both a morning and an afternoon recess.
But at Hearst, Lydiksen, Mohr, and Fairlands for Early Start students, the afternoon recess has been completely eliminated for the small children!!!
How can the schools expect 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders to spend almost 6 hours in school with only a 10 minute morning recess?
Also, for those schools with the afternoon recess taken away, when in the world are these children supposed to able to go to the bathroom?
Also at Valley View for 3rd graders in Early and Late Start, there is no afternoon recess.
Did the administration give any thought to how the well being of children would be affected by eliminating the afternoon recess?
Wasn't there any coordination from the administration and do any of them have experience in the education of early years elementary children? Did the Wellness Committee or the School Board vote to eliminate afternoon recesses for these schools?