As temperatures drop in the winter, parents are sometimes tempted to put swim lessons on hold until the warmer spring or summer months. But learning to swim is actually a year-round pursuit.  When children take extended breaks from lessons, their technique gets rusty and they need time to regain their confidence and capabilities in the…

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Swim Lesson

Hi TDSS families! We know this year has been challenging for everyone, and as we head into winter, I wanted to share the importance of keeping your kids active this season. This winter more than ever, options for activities are limited, but your children still need a way to stay active and engaged. Swimming lessons…

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Dear TDSS Families, I hope you are safe and healthy during this uncertain and extraordinary time.  I also hope you are following the social distancing and social grouping restrictions to help flatten the growth curve of COVID-19.  I know the quarantine with kids is a significant adjustment to your day, and I wish you all…

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Dear TDSS Families, After much research, analysis, and conversation about the coronavirus with trusted doctors and community organizations, we have decided to close TDSS Dulles and Falls Church.  The schools will be closed tomorrow, March 15 through Saturday, March 28, and will reopen on Sunday, March 29.  All missed classes will be provided make-ups on…

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child learning to swim

Children worldwide are not getting enough exercise, and it is cause for concern.  The Decline in Physical Activity  In a recent report, the World Health Organization found that more than 80% of adolescents ages 11 to 17 didn’t meet the current recommendations for daily physical activity in 2016, putting them at risk for current and…

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