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School Re-entry Considerations

K-12 Physical Education, Health Education, and Physical Activity

SHAPE America shares the following:

“The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed how schools operate and has illuminated the need to prioritize students’ safety, health and well-being.”

“As school districts create new instructional models for the 2020-2021 academic year, administrators and educators must consider students’ physical, mental, and social-emotional health above all else. And, an important part of the solution must be health and physical education.

SHAPE America’s 2020-2021 School Reentry Considerations: K-12 Physical Education, Health Education, and Physical Activity provides schools with recommendations and school reentry considerations based on the guidance for schools provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as national recommendations for physical education, health education, recess, and classroom-based physical activity.

These school reentry considerations are intended to guide administrators, staff, and teachers as they prepare an environment for safe and supportive instruction using one of three models of learning:

  • In-school instruction with physical distancing
  • Distance learning
  • Hybrid learning (defined as a combination of in-school instruction with physical distancing and distance learning)

Regardless of which model is followed, schools must offer physical education and health education as part of a well-rounded education for all students during COVID-19.”



SHAPE America – As health and physical education teachers and professors are teaching online due to COVID-19, SHAPE America and other professionals in the field have created a collection of resources to help you continue to provide high-quality, standards-based lessons.


NEW: Resources shared with us from other states!

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Resources from PA          Supplementary Resources for Health and Physical Education

Missouri Department of Education

MOSBA – Re-entry Physical Education – Physical Activity AW


Virtual PE K-2 Bristol Public Schools 2020


Indoor Fitness Activities – Connections Academy

PhysEd Depot

    • Here are 7 highly engaging “fun fitness” workouts (popular themes like Roblox, supeheroes, etc) for students with lots of interactive choices (my channel is set to children, so even YouTube Kids will work with them.
    • Here are the video file versions of the fun fitness videos via GDrive folder if anyone wants to grab them for direct downloaded use without having to go use YouTube to watch them.
    •  Here is a Google Slides-based “Choose Your Own Fitness Adventure.” Students will download and click “present” to start the quest (great for building ELA skills too!). I can’t publish to web because there’s no way to turn off “auto-advance slides” and want to give kids time to read.
    • These superhero/hero fitness sheets are similar to Darebee, great for home-based learning. Students can click on them for a larger version, and can even print from there if desired.
    • Here are a ton of self-guided skill challenges that students can work on autonomously with little or no equipment, each based on SHAPE standards:

Hy-Vee KidsFit will be sharing a fun activity each day that requires no equipment, and can be done from home!

Gopher Sport –You can find free resources for at-home physical education right now:





PLYOGA Fitness created workouts you could share with your colleagues & students to keep them engaged in PE.  These 11 workouts are vetted, functional, use all planes of motion evenly, and are appropriate for the eyes of young people. ACCESS PLAYLIST

High School PE Resource – At Home

The Physical Educator – Joey Feith – Distance Learning

CATCH Health at Home

Cairn Guidance and Kentucky SHAPE created health education resources:

Elementary Health Education Prompts

Middle School Health Education Prompts

High School Health Education Prompts


Dear Health & Physical Educators,

In an effort to assist, we have setup a google folder (Shared Online Health, Physical Education & Higher Education Ideas/Plans) where you can share ideas with others.


We know you’re scrambling to get emergency plans in place for extended and unexpected school closings. We just posted new resources in our Active Home module that are outcomes based and ready to go. Send home documents or give parents downloadable links.

The Connecticut Association of Schools has compiled a resource list to assist Connecticut school physical education departments and teachers during the coronavirus shutdown. This list of resources should be used in conjunction with the district’s curricular goals and philosophy of physical education and wellness. Teachers should review each site and use in accordance with their school district’s guidelines for online education. Be aware that, as with many online sources, these links may include advertising. In keeping with cautionary guidelines for the coronavirus, the activities can be done individually and at home. We have tried to find resources for children of a variety of ages. If you have comments or have other resources to share, please contact Joe Velardi at jvelardi@casciac.org.