2020-21 Stetson Hills Physical Education Syllabus



    The purpose of this course is to develop competence in: (a) physical fitness, (b) body management skills, (c) participation skills, (d) health, (e) social behavior, and (f) strategies for physical activities.



    1. The student will be able to demonstrate competency in many movement forms and several forms of physical activity.
    2. The student will apply concepts and principles of body movement to the development of motor skills.
    3. The student will analyze the benefits of regular participation in physical activity.
    4. The student will achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
    5. The student will demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity.
    6. The student will understand that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenges, and self-expression.



    1. Listen and follow directions 7. Respect others
    2. Participate in all class activities 8. Keep hands to yourself
    3. Be on time for class and roll call 9. Have good personal hygiene
    4. Be responsible for personal belongings 10. Have a positive attitude
    5. Respect other students’ belongings 11. No Gum, Food or Liquids (except for water)
    6. DO NOT leave class w/o permission. 12. No spray cans of any kind

       (this means the water fountain too)                  13. No breakable products (glass)



    1st Offense – Verbal warning

    2nd Offense – Sit out of activity w/loss of participation points

    3rd Offense – Lunch detention



    If a student is late or not in their squad line, they are considered tardy. The consequences for tardies will follow the 7th/8th grade behavior card. 




    Students are expected to wear proper PE clothes and close-toed sneakers (no flip flops, sandals, boots, etc..) every single day of class. If a student is in violation of dress code they sit out and receive no credit for the day.  If a student is in violation of dress code 3 times in any given marking period the parent will be contacted. The 4th time a student violates dress code in a marking period a lunch detention will be given. The 5th time a student violates dress code in a marking period they will be given an office referral.



    Students will be given both physical fitness tests and written tests periodically throughout the year. Students will be required to keep their physical test scores to gauge improvement throughout the class. 



    There are to be no electronic devises out during the PE class. Students are to utilize their bags during the class period to keep their electronic devises secure. There is to be absolutely no photo/video taking in the locker room.





    There are 5 possible points for each day of PE.  In order to receive all 5 points, students must have proper attire, be on task, follow all rules and directions consistently, and be a full participant in all class activities. 



    A doctor’s/nurse’s note is needed to excuse a student from dressing out. However, if the doctor’s note indicates the student can participate on a limited basis they would be required to dress out. If the doctor’s note completely excuses participation the student will be given an alternate assignment (Journal Entry, Book Report, Current Events in Sports, Health/Fitness Regimes, History of the Games, etc…). This is strictly a participation grade. If your student is participating in class (active or non-active) they will still have the opportunity to obtain an “A” in P.E. class. A parent note can excuse a student for two days. If the excuse is longer than two days, it needs to be filed with the school nurse, preferably with some sort of doctor documentation.


    Thank you,


    Mr. Carda (Josh.carda@dvusd.org) - Office - 623-445-5340