“In the great work of education, our physical condition, if not the first step in point of importance, is the first in order of time. On the broad and firm foundation of health alone can the loftiest and most enduring structures of the intellect be reared.” ~Horace Mann

What does Coronavirus mean for Youth Sports?

This is a great article that gives families ideas for encouraging safe physical activity!

UPDATE 3/20/20

Dear students and family members,

I am working to organize resources to help you stay physically active and healthy while our schools are closed. In order to meet physical education goals during this time students must be physically active for 60 minutes each day.

Use this physical activity log to record your activity time. Remember, activity time doesn’t have to happen all at once. You can add up your total activity throughout the day to equal 60 minutes.

Students, at the end of each day ask a family member to sign next to the day’s total activity. Then, return the finished log when school is back in session. If our schools are closed for more than 2 weeks, simply download and fill out another log.

If you need ideas for at home work outs, I highly recommend https://darebee.com/ and https://www.fitnessblender.com/.

You can also sign up for a free acount at https://openphysed.org/activeschools/activehome , which includes tons of resources and activites to print and complete at home, along with copies of resources that were sent home in Friday Folders.

MIDDLE SCHOOL - Note we will NOT be doing remote learning until we return to the building. I have some optional (ungraded) assignments posted on google classroom.

  • Outdoor rec use code sf7ym66
  • 6th grade use code 3moba7j


  • From the home tab, please navigate to the 3-5 REMOTE LEARNING or K-2 REMOTE LEARNING pages. I will be working to update these!

Thank you for your cooperation. Stay active and stay well.


Ms. Pezzulo

Contact Me!

Feel free to e-mail me or stop by the gym during my planning periods:

9:15-10:00 AM

1:45-2:30 PM

"There has been a shift in the focus of physical education instruction in the last few years. In the past, physical education was very much focused on team sports, athlete success, teacher-directed lessons, and little cognitive rigor. The new face of physical education instruction is an inclusive environment where all students have the opportunity to succeed. Physical education focuses on life-long health and wellness with connections to personal fitness, connections to lifetime activities, enhancing leadership qualities and strategic thinking, and having students take ownership of their learning. Ultimately, the standards focus on the development of physically literate students and lifelong movers." -2020 Colorado Academic Standards

All of my lessons are aligned to the Colorado State Standards. I've condensed the information for each class into lab standards.

Additionally, Excel Academy is proud to be a Healthy School and implements the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Approach (WSCC).