• Tiered Approach to Water Safety and Preparedness

    Physical Education and Health curriculum has been designed to support water safety and preparedness in three tiers of support. First, by supplementing required state standards with water safety objectives and training from the United States Lifeguard Association and the American Red Cross. All students will continue to experience classroom lessons and cohort assemblies where they learn about general safe water practices in their home, in pools, and around all open bodies of water.

    To expand upon classroom and assembly experiences, a targeted student population will participate in an off-campus field trip-style experience at the Neptune Aquatic Center. This field trip will focus on a Water SAFE Skill Training conducted under the guidance and direction of professional lifeguards. Students will learn and practice targeted water skills as they relate to pool, beachfront, riverfront, and open bodies of water safety. The program is designed to reinforce positive experiences around safe swimming habits and routines and will afford students the opportunity to hone water safety skills and techniques through observation and practice under the guidance of experts.

    Students will also experience their third tier of water safety programming as part of their Field Day programming each June. Middle School students (Grades 5-8) will learn detailed Beach Safety and Emergency Preparedness Training directly on the beach under the direction of Avon Beach Patrol and Avon Police Department prior to Field Day competition. Elementary Students will engage in an afternoon assembly after returning to the school from their morning Field Day competition.

     

    (Grades K-8) Curriculum
    Health and Physical Education Programming
     

    (Grades 4-8) Water Safety Skill Training
    Field Trip to Neptune Aquatic Center

     
    (Grades 5-8) Beach Safety and Emergency Preparedness Training
    Morning Experience on Field Day
    • Avon Police - Emergency Preparedness Training
    • Avon Beach Patrol - Beach Safety Training
     
    (Grades K-4) Beach Safety and Emergency Preparedness Training
    Afternoon Assembly on Field Day
    • Avon Beach Patrol - Beach Safety Training