Athletics Information




One of the main goals of the RLS Physical Education program is to promote and encourage good nutrition and hydration.  With the warm days of Summer still upon us, it is important to remember that proper hydration will not only help students to feel better, but it will them perform better on the field and in the classroom.

Proper hydration means consuming at least 8-10 cups of water per day.  If it is a very warm day and students are participating in a vigorous after school activity where lots of fluids are lost from perspiration, it will be necessary to drink even more.   The general rule of thumb is 4 ounces of fluid for every 20 minutes of activity. 

Tips to help maintain hydration and perform better:

  • Students can maintain proper hydration by bringing a water bottle to school and consuming/refilling it throughout the day
  • Drink 8-10 cups of WATER (not sports drinks) per day, minimum
  • Soda does NOT count as fluid for proper hydration
  • Drink 4 ounces of fluid (water or sports drink) when performing vigorous activity in warm weather
  • If you wait until you are thirsty, then you are already dehydrated


R.L.S. Physical Education Department

Mr. Pauls

Ms. Vicki


Last Modified on September 18, 2012