School Wellness Information

At PS/IS 226 we are dedicated to the health and well being of all students.
​Please read our Wellness Policy and school initiatives that encourage well being for all .

Outdoor Play in Cold Weather

Some schools continue to keep children inside when the temperature is below 32 degrees. This is not consistent with current Health Department recommendations or current DOE policy. Children benefit from vigorous exercise and should be given the opportunity to play outside whenever possible. Unless it is snowing or there is ice on the playground, low temperatures should not be a barrier to outside play as long as children are appropriately dressed. The Health Department strongly encourages principals to maintain outdoor play periods on the vast majority of winter days.

Photos from 2019-2020

The photos below show our students are actively involved in all aspects of well being. Not only do we encourage physical healthiness but we encourage all aspects of wellness for our students. Some include, dental hygiene, eating well and exercising but we help the students to keep mentally well. Our P.B.I.S. program rewards students for displaying the behaviors of "caring, responsibility and respect for others". Click here to find out more about P.B.I.S.