Kim Hahn  (kim.hahn@dvusd.org) # 602-467-6532

    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 laced crisscross fashion to allow for a quick, efficient, snug fit that provides for safe movement during physical activities.  During the colder months, we suggest sweat suits or equivalent.


         Our P.E. grading system is based on each student being allotted 50 points at the beginning of each week. Full credit is maintained for the week when a student gives a good, positive effort each day, participates properly/appropriately, along with following the classroom guidelines. 


    A = 90 - 100

    B = 80 – 89

    C = 70 – 79

    D = 60 – 69

    F = below 60


          Since grading is participation-oriented, excessive absences or tardies may affect the student’s overall grade and may result in make-up work being assigned for days missed.

          If we ever cover Health Topics that you feel your child may be sensitive to, please contact us so that we can provide an alternative assignment.                                                                              


    Desert Sky Middle School Physical Education staff:


    Kim Hahn  (kim.hahn@dvusd.org) # 602-467-6532

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






    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.  Sweatsuits are more appropriate for colder weather. In general, styles/trends that impair the safety of the student and others need to be adjusted or avoided for the P.E. class setting. It is best to dress for function instead of fashion. Finally, 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.


          Glass containers and aerosol sprays are prohibited.



     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.


    Students are encouraged to use sunscreen.  Sunglasses and hats/visors are appropriate for our outdoor activities.





    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 according to the following guidelines:


    1. Written excuses
    2. Students may be excused from participation for a period of three consecutive days upon receipt of a written parent/guardian request.
    3. A written doctor’s excuse is required when absences from participation exceed three consecutive days.
    4. A written doctor’s excuse is also required when a student’s combined excuses from participation total more than five days per grading period. Such excessive absences may indicate a major health problem and a schedule change or grade of incomplete may result.


    1. Non-participating students
    2. Students who do not comply with the guidelines will be penalized daily points until the proper written excuse is produced. Continued non-participation will be regarded as a discipline problem.
    3. Non-participating students will report to their teacher at the start of the period and be assigned a written or appropriate physical assignment to fulfill their daily requirement.
    4. Students excused from physical education/health activities are not allowed to participate in school related after school sports activities for that day.


    1. Special note

    A student who is diagnosed as having an illness or injury which may require absence from physical education/health for three or more weeks may, at the option of the administration, be placed in another more appropriate elective or, if the class is being taken as a requirement, have the requirement waived by the school administration.