ES Parent Resources

At FES, we believe that recess is a vital part of a student’s education and development. We offer 60 minutes of recess for students in kindergarten and first grade, and 40 minutes for students in second grade. Because recess is so important to us, we have also eliminated taking recess as a form of punishment. The following articles illustrate the research-based support for recess as a vital component of the school day.

Why School Recess Makes Kids Smarter | Recess Should Not Be Taken Away
Physical Activity Used as Punishment and/or Behavior Management | Alternative School Discipline Options to Withholding Recess