School Health Guidelines: Home Connection

Physical Education programs teach students skills and knowledge to be active for a lifetime. Quality physical education programs: meet the needs of all students, are fun, keep students active for most of the class, teach self-management and self-assessment skills, and emphasize skills for a lifetime. Physical activity also engages the brain and primes it for learning.

Parents/families can partner with schools to promote physical education and physical activity at school by:

  • Supporting daily PE at school
  • Volunteering for active transport to school such as a walking school bus or bike to school day
  • Encouraging kids to find activities they enjoy and supporting their efforts



  • Walking School Bus: iowansfitforlife/common/pdf/school_bus_guide.pdf
  • Iowa State Parks and Rec Areas : Destinations/StateParksRecAreas
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