Health & Wellness
We believe in nurturing the whole child.
Healthy kids are stronger students, and so at Wesley we prioritize the health, safety, and well-being of all our students.
The nurse’s office is available daily to address the medical needs of our students. As per state law, students who have a communicable disease must notify the nurse upon re- entry to school. Parents must notify their child’s teacher of any such severe illness within twenty-four hours.
We wish to provide a healthy environment for all children. Wesley Families, please login to the Family Portal and visit the Wesley Wellness page to see more Health and Safety updates specifically for Wesley students and families.
Recess and Brain Breaks
Children have 20 minutes of outdoor recess each day, weather permitting. Teachers also incorporate “brain breaks” into the daily routine. These short activities allow students to dance, shake, and get the wiggles out in the classroom before settling in to focus on learning.
Students participate in P.E. weekly throughout the year. Our curriculum focuses on the benefits of an active lifestyle, age-appropriate exercise, participatory games, and physical skills and strength training.
Wesley also encourages students to participate in team sports or in school clubs that promote physical activity.
Should a child become ill at school, our nurse is available to assess and care for students. The Nurse’s Office is also the contact for students who need to take medication during school hours.
We also promote student health through a nutritious meal program. All Wesley students are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch meals. Students also have the option to receive meal kits that are distributed or delivered each Monday from 2:00-4:30 pm via traditional middle school bus route deliveries or via curbside pickup at designated sites throughout the district zone.
Wesley takes the safety of our students seriously. The school building is locked during school hours each day, and all visitors must sign in at the front office to enter. Safety officers are also on-site to help keep the building secure.
Wesley follows the protocols and guidance of our district, who works closely with local and state public health officials to stay abreast of public health guidance. Please see Atlanta Public School guidance related to: Monkeypox and Covid-19.