We are excited to announce a new resource for Dallas ISD teachers, students, and families. This resource has been developed in response to a recommendation by the School Health Advisory Council's Physical Activity and Fitness Subcommittee with the purpose of ensuring we maintain and promote the physical activity and fitness levels of our students whether they are receiving face-to-face or remote learning opportunities. The initiative utilizes a monthly calendar that will provide opportunities for parent and family engagement in activities that will promote the importance of physical activity and support overall health and wellness. The calendar will also support the use of activity breaks or "MOVING MINUTES" in the classroom setting. The Physical Activity and Fitness Calendar is called "Dallas ISD On the Move!" and we would like your support in promoting it to your campus staff, students, and families.  Dallas ISD On the Move! can be accessed by clicking the photo above.


    Physical education (PE) is a required academic subject that teaches participation in lifelong, health-enhancing physical activity. In PE, students learn to work as a team, develop healthy personal fitness habits, and set fitness goals now and throughout their lives. Like other academic subjects, PE is based on a curriculum, with learning standards. Students learn a wide range of skills in PE, not just sports.

    Children and teens should be physically active for at least 60 minutes every day. Physical education and physical activity are important because they help young people stay healthy and alert, and can improve academic achievement. Exercise and daily physical activity can help students manage their stress and focus better on their lessons. 

    Like other academic subject areas, if your child cannot be in the school building, the school should provide PE instruction via remote learning. While your child is at home, you can support their learning and encourage them to participate in physical activity every day with the following free resources.