Two separate grades will be used for Physical Education: an Individual Participation/Achievement grade and a Behavior/Citizenship grade. The Individual Participation/Achievement grade takes into consideration mastery of standards and skill development. Each day we grade for P.E., the student can earn a maximum of 5 points for their Individual Participation/Achievement grade. If the student cannot (because of inappropriate clothing/shoes) or will not participate, the student will lose points. Excuses, Excused Absences, and “Not Present” will not count against the grade of the student.
The Behavior/Citizenship grade is based on a combination of effort and behavior. It will entail such conduct areas as listens attentively, follows directions, follows school and class rules, displays appropriate class behavior, functions as a group member, stays on task, respects adults, and respects the rights and property of others, and exhibits self-control.
Test Grades 2nd through 6th grade will take a bone/muscle test during the year. The students will learn 14 major bones in the human body the first 2 quarters. A new one will be introduced each week along with the previous learned will be reviewed each week. The Bone test wll be given in December. During quarters 3 and 4 students will learn 11 major muscles. The same process as the first two quarters. Muscle test will be in the month of April. The 4th through 6th graders will take the test written and the 2nd and 3rd graders will take the test orally. I call the bone/muscle and they point to it with their eyes closed.
In the interest of student safety, no gum, candy, or food will be allowed in P.E. class. A student will lose points under their Participation and Behavior grades.
In the interest of student safety, appropriate shoes must be worn at all times. Bare feet are never acceptable. Closed shoes (which completely cover the toes and heels) are to be worn for any type of physical activity, such as physical education, etc. Students need to wear soft-soled, closed shoes (like tennis shoes/sneakers) on P.E. days. Whether the shoes tie, Velcro, zip, or slide on, they must be worn so they stay on the feet during activity. If they are shoes that tie they must be properly tied tight and not loose. Socks are highly recommended for the good of the feet and because sometimes we do activities with our shoes off. Sandals, flip-flops, boots, crocs, platforms, Heelys with wheels in, and cleats are not permitted. Daily participation based on proper shoes will be at the discretion of the P.E. teacher.
Proper clothing is essential for safety, participation, and individual achievement. Please have your student wear comfortable, functional, and per the school/district dress code clothing on P.E. days. Clothing which allows safe and unrestrictive movement is suggested. Girls should wear shorts underneath dresses or skirts. Skorts are fine. Please take into account weather conditions. Light colors that do not absorb the heat as fast are recommended. When it gets colder, we recommend sweats or pants, sweatshirts, and/or jackets. Daily participation based on proper clothing will be at the discretion of the P.E. teacher.
Jewelry shall not be worn if it presents a safety hazard to self and/or others. Also, jewelry has a tendency to break or get lost during P.E. class. For the good of your jewelry, do not wear it on P.E. days or put it in a safe place in your classroom before coming to P.E. It will not be the responsibility of the P.E. teacher to watch or hold jewelry for students. Also, students are not to bring any items (like toys, cell phones, electronics, and etc.) to P.E.
Your student may bring a plastic water bottle to P.E. class. No glass bottles are allowed.
Students requesting to be excused from P.E. must bring a note signed by their parent to the Nurse. The Nurse will then write an “excused from P.E.” pass for the student to take to P.E. Any request for an excuse for three or more PE classes must be accompanied by a Physician’s written order. All injuries requiring any type of orthopedic support or devise on campus must be reported with a medical excuse and cleared through the Health Center. Students with physical limitations should have your doctor give the nurse written guidelines, as well as the need for pre-medication needs before exercise.