Bill Reilly  (bill.reilly@dvusd.org)  # 602-467-6531




    Dear Parents/Guardians,


         We would like to explain a few items of importance concerning the physical education/health program at Desert Sky Middle School.  Each student is expected to be prepared for class/daily activities. Being prepared for class/daily activities, means wearing appropriate clothes for physical activity and having a P.E. Notebook, and a charged Chromebook. The clothing must be functional for physical activity. Shoes should be an athletic style shoe and is suggested to be laced in a  crisscross fashion to allow for a quick, efficient, snug fit that provides for safe movement during physical activities. 


         Our P.E. grading system is based on each student giving a good, positive effort each day, participating properly/appropriately, along with following the classroom guidelines. 

    A = 90 - 100

    B = 80 – 89

    C = 70 – 79

    D = 60 – 69

    F = below 60





    Masks and Handwashing will happen in accordance to District and School guidelines.

      We suggest clothing which allows safe and unrestricted movement for the activity scheduled.  Please take into account the weather conditions. It is best to dress for function instead of fashion.

    It is the responsibility of the student to exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in class. Major/chronic infractions will result in a referral and loss of points in accordance to our grading system. 

     Electronic devices must remain in the student's backpack at all times during this class, unless requested use is OK with the teacher

    Horseplay will not be tolerated.

    Gum is not allowed, as stated in the school handbook. Students should not have any items in their mouth during P.E. class.

     A student is considered tardy if he/she fails to be in the assigned area at the designated time for the beginning of class. Students are also expected lined up for roll when the teacher starts taking attendance in the gym.

     If the student is not dressed properly for the scheduled activity, this is considered coming to class unprepared and will be dealt with on an individual basis.

     Students are expected to be courteous and respectful to all teachers and fellow students. 

     Profanity is unacceptable.  Harassment or intimidation of others will not be tolerated.

     No food or drinks are to be brought into the gym with the exception of water.

     A student’s property is expected to be respected by others and not disturbed or damaged. 

     Fighting is strictly prohibited.  Students are to report any disturbance to a teacher.

    Students are expected to remain in the areas designated by the teacher until dismissed.




    All doctor or parent/guardian written excuses must be authorized through the nurse’s office prior to the start of the school day.


    It is the responsibility of the parent and the family doctor to approve the child’s participation in relation to their physical health.  At any point during the year, when a student’s health prohibits him/her from participation in physical education/health, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian and/or family doctor to notify in writing the nurse and/or teacher