Recess is really rocking in Rhode Island! It’s not only an essential part of the school day for the health of RI children, but now...it’s the law
Barrington Public Schools made sure parents, teachers and students know about the new law and that recess is valued through Back-to-School and Open House notices.
Superintendent Michael Messore sent out the following email to all staff and parents:
Recess Regulations – Rhode Island (RI) passed new regulations requiring all elementary schools to provide students with 20 minutes of sustained recess. Although our schools offered students 20 minutes of recess in previous years, we have updated our schedules to include additional time for transition, to ensure that students have an opportunity for a sustained 20 minutes of play during the lunch block in grades K-5. In addition, K-3 schools provide students with an additional 10-minute morning recess break to encourage movement and play.
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