Healthy Changes on the Horizon
Republic RIII School District considers student health and wellness a priority in order for students to achieve their full potential. Students are ready to learn when their basic needs are met and we as a district will strive to provide a healthy environment for children to be their best.
The district provides students with health and physical education but also provides opportunities such as Fun Fit Fridays, Jump Rope For Heart, running clubs and the ROAR Run. This year, Republic Schools will implement Smart Snack Guidelines for all snacks provided to students. Last year, our building PTO's began implementing smart snacks into class parties. For the 19/20 school year, all snacks provided to the classroom for celebrations (i.e. building celebrations, birthday celebrations) will be required to meet Smart Snack guidelines. Parents can begin educating themselves regarding Smart Snacks by reviewing the provided information.
Smart Snack Resources:
Excellent resources for healthier kids can be found below:
American Academy of Pediatrics www.healthierchildren.org
Alliance for Healthier Generation www.healthiergeneration.org