Physical Environment

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School Physical Environment

A healthy and safe physical environment is important for the success of both students and staff.  The physical environment includes spaces inside, outside, and around the school.  Below are resources for local and national initiatives working to keep the physical environments of schools safe.
Safe Routes to School, Playground Safety, Water Filling Stations, Natural Lighting/Artificial Lighting, Dropoff/Pickup and Emission Reduction

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Emergency Preparedness

IAK has also developed Emergency Preparedness lessons to be taught in the Physical Education class.  The topics include: Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Fires, and Floods.  Students will learn the definition of a natural disaster, the different types, why an emergency toolkit is important, and what to do if a natural disaster occurs.  Students will participate in physical activity games that teach them what is and is not needed in an emergency toolkit and how to respond during a natural disaster.  This lesson is great to celebration National Emergency Preparedness Month in September or anytime throughout the year!

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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, officially named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization and declared a global pandemic on March 11th, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.  We encourage you to stay informed with information from credible resources such as the Tulsa Health Department, the Oklahoma State Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control.    

The safety and health of students and teachers on site at school is important.  Guidelines for schools during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found at the Centers for Disease Control.