• Desert Sky Middle School Physical Education Staff:

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



    Desert Sky Physical Education Department

    Physical Education Rules and Grading Procedures

    Desert Sky Middle School will offer a comprehensive Physical Education program that adheres to state and district guidelines.  We believe our program will challenge each student to reach his/her highest potential and allow opportunities for success and enjoyment.

    I would like to explain a few items of importance to you and your child about our Physical Education program here at Desert Sky Middle School.  Students will need to be prepared for activity each day they attend their PE class.  Students will need to wear appropriate clothing for physical activity, keep a PE notebook, and make sure chromebooks are fully charged daily. If students are not able to participate due to not being dressed appropriately for activity, a loss of points will be a result. If a student is being excused for injury/sickness, he/she must take their note to the school nurse.  They will be excused from class and will need to complete an alternative activity for their daily points.  Please help students be aware of the colder months and remind them to dress for the weather.  Long sleeves, sweatpants, and sweatshirts are encouraged. 

    Throughout the school year, students will participate in a variety of team sport drills, fitness concepts and activities, individual sports, cooperative activities, and health.

    Grading is based on demonstrating correct technique during warm up/dynamic exercises, intensity during cardiovascular endurance, and performance of skill/team work during activities.  Students will lose points for lack of effort during activity, improper technique during warm-ups, and lack of intensity during cardiovascular endurance.

    Grading Scale=

    100 - 90 = A

    89 - 80 = B

    79 - 70 = C

    69 - 60 = D

    59 and below F

    Physical Education/Health Classroom Guidelines

    We suggest clothing which allows safe and unrestricted movement for activities.  Please help your students be mindful of the weather conditions. In general, styles/trends that impair the safety of the student and others need to be adjusted or avoided for the PE class setting. It is the responsibility of the student to exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects himself and others in class.  Major/chronic infractions will result in referral and loss of points in accordance to our grading system.

    Electronic devices must remain in a student's backpack at all times during class time unless requested by the teacher.

    Horseplay will not be tolerated.

    Gum is not allowed as stated in the school handbook.

    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 expected to be lined up in roll call order for attendance.

    If the student is not dressed properly for the 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 teachers and classmates.

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

    No food or drinks are permitted in the gym.  Water bottles are the only exception.

    A student's property is expected to be respected by others.

    Fighting is strictly prohibited.  Students will need to report any disturbance to the teacher.

    All injuries need to be reported to the teacher.

    Physical Education/Health Guidelines

    All doctor and parent/guardian written excuses must be authorized through the nurse's office PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SCHOOL DAY.

    At any point during the school year, when a student's health prohibits them from participating in class, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide a written notice to the school nurse.  It a student has an extended illness or injury, a doctor's written note will need to be provided.