Grantee Blog 2020

Blog 6 Tower Garden and Pickleball.

As of today, Long Branch Public Schools are all remote due to Covid 19. There plans are to phase in groups of students a little at a time. On October 15th they brought Pre-K students in need back two days per week. The next phase is to bring back K-5 Special needs students. Depending on how that goes will depend on their next plan. This date has been postponed due to the new outbreaks. No new date has been set.

I continue to be in contact with the teachers by email and zoom calls. They are continuing to grow their gardens at home and share with their students via zoom. As the weather changes they will be using the grow lights for their towers. As of today still four teachers still do not have their lights due to back order. I have been in contact with the company and there seems to be a delivery issue due to Covid19. As soon as they receive them they will ship them out.

As the weather has changed, outdoor pickleball has come to an end. It is unknown as to when we will be able to offer it inside. We were lucky to have been able to play until November 11, 2020.

I have contacted food services to see if we can get involved with them as they are still making grab and go’s for students. However, they feel we need to wait until schools re-open.

At this point I will continue to assist teachers with their towers.

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New Jersey Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance (NJAHPERD)

NJAHPERD is dedicated to advancing quality health education, physical education, recreation, dance education, and athletics through professional development, programming, advocacy, and collegial exchange. The Association promotes responsibility and development of healthy active lifestyles for New Jersey’s students, educators and community members.