The decision was made to ensure student safety, Mantua Elementary Principal Linda Shannon said in a letter to parents.
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Mantua Elementary School Principal Linda Shannon sent a letter home to families Friday announcing that students will be banned from engaging in contact sports during recess from here on out.
The Mantua Administration made the decision Thursday to effectively ban team recreational sports that can’t be supervised.
Shannon said the decision was made to ensure student safety, as there have been several avoidable injuries and spirited play that has resulted in fights that impact the school day.
Students will still be able to toss the football, shoot hoops, and play with the soccer ball at recess.
Anyone with questions or concerns regarding the allowed activities at recess is asked to contact Principal Shannon at email@example.com.
Read the full letter sent to families below:
Yesterday, Mantua Administration made the decision to adjust the allowable activities for students during their scheduled recess. Mantua will, for the foreseeable future, no longer allow students to play competitive, team-based contact or semi-contact…