July 27, 2020
Active Schools has developed a statement about PE and PA being an integral part of the education process during COVID-19. It is meant to give stakeholders and advocates talking points to help ensure that PE and PA are provided by their district/school this year. The Society of State Leaders has signed on to the statement. Please use and disseminate this statement as you deem appropriate and as necessary. Please use #PEduringCOVID on social media. The statement is available on the Active Schools website at www.activeschoolsus.org/news-and-resources/peduringcovid.
June 1, 2020
Rosemary Reilly-Chammat, Ed.D., President of the Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education, and the Society's Leadership Team is proud to share, with our membership, this statement of solidarity and support to the populations we serve across our nation.
Ongoing events that have culminated in the recent uprisings across the country are a harsh reminder of the critical work needed to create fundamental change and address systemic inequities. For the last 94 years, the Society and its members work each day to build skills, facilitate constructive exchanges of ideas and resources, influence stakeholders of the value of a healthy school culture and climate (as well as in the community), and collaborate with others to leverage resources that create positive synergy. We work every day to build systems to ensure that all of the nation’s children and youth can lead healthy, active, and productive lives.
There is much work that needs to be done to ensure that every child, no matter who they are or where they live, has access to the same opportunities for good health, education, and economic security. We recognize inequities that exist across race, socioeconomic indicators and built environments that create persistent disparities in health and education outcomes.
We are proud to work with many great national organizations to address critical issues and inequities for the most vulnerable and disenfranchised. We are proud to be a part of groups that promote quality education and a safe and healthy (physically, mentally, and emotionally) environment in the school and beyond. Children and youth need strong role models encouraging a safe environment to grow in and to learn effectively. We pledge to stand in solidarity with others to do our part to promote equity and justice.
April 4, 2020
Join us for a conversation about COVID-19 Issues
We see rapid changes daily related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the education system. The impact on the health and physical education programming is unique. The Society is on call and available to help our state level members and partners stay connected and use each other as valuable resources to share strategies for managing new policies while maintaining other critical initiatives. In response to a couple of members’ requests, we have scheduled three dates and times that you may call-in to the Society conference line to ask questions of individuals in other states or to share results of your state’s work.
If you have specific questions or topics you want addressed, send them to both President Rosemary Reilly-Chammat and Executive Director Fran Anthony Meyer at Rosemary.firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com so that we might do a little pre-meeting research.
Monday, March 30, 2020 (This session was beneficial)
Thursday, April 2, 2020 (Another beneficial session)
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 (A third beneficial session)
Each day the meeting will be held at 2:00 pm ET, 1:00 pm CT, 12:00 PM MT, and 11:00 am PT.
Call-in number and access code are: 1-712-775-7031 and 928-661-556#.
SPECIAL NOTE: We received notice from the conference call service that when people call in right on the hour, they may experience problems or delays getting through. To avoid overload on the system, it is recommended that call-ins occur slightly before or after the hour.
We look forward to hearing from you and talking with you.
Rosemary Reilly-Chammat, President
Fran Anthony Meyer, Executive Director