Physical Education classes meet on alternating days
(three times one week, tow times the next week) for a total of
approximately 90 classes per year. Each class will meet for 48 minutes,
with the first five minutes and the least five minutes used for changing
in the locker rooms.
Students are grouped by grade level (6, 7, 8) and all
include both boys and girls. The teaching staff determines activities
and instruction is either co-ed or sexes separate, based on the actual
Basic classes include a warm up, followed by skill
demonstrations and drills, lead up games, strategy discussions, and full
field/court games or fitness activities.
Locks and Lockers
All seventh and eighth grade students will be
provided a school issued lock and locker for personal use during the
school year. The PE staff will record lock and locker information for
all students. These locks and lockers are provided to store physical
education clothes between classes and school clothes during class.
Students are responsible for maintaining the privacy
and cleanliness of their locks and lockers. No food or drink is
permitted in the locker room areas at any time. If a lock is lost or
misplaced, the PE staff is to be notified immediately. All lockers are
to be cleaned out at the end of the school year and all locks are to be
returned. A fine will be charged for lost locks.
Due to facility restrictions, the sixth grade
students will not be issued their own locks and lockers, but will use
the common locker room area to change. They are responsible to bring
their PE clothes with them for each class and take them back with them
when they leave class.
Valuables and Physical Education
All students are discouraged from bringing money or
other items of valuable to PE class. Items should be left in the
student's main locker. If a student does bring a valuable item to class
(example: camera) he or she should see his or her teacher about storing
To promote safety and proper hygiene, all students
attending a physical education class are required to change into proper
attire. This includes a change of shirt, shorts, sweatpants, and
sneakers. These clothes should be worn during class and then removed at
the end of class. All jewelry is to be removed and secured in the
student lockers during class.
All students attending PE class are required to
report to the physical education area directly from their previous class
or activity. Stopping at hall lockers or in the cafeteria will not be
permitted, unless previous permission is granted. Any student reporting
late to class is required to bring a pass from their previous teacher to
explain their tardiness. Illegal lates will result in a reduced daily
grade, and possibly additional discipline measures.
Any student not participating in a required PR class
due to illness or injury must present their PR teacher with a parental
note explaining the situation. If the illness/injury is going to force
the student to miss more than two consecutive classes, then a doctor or
hospital note is required and kept on file in the school nurse's office.
Depending on the length of missed time, the PE staff
will decide whether to assign make up work (sport folios done in the
library) or keep the student involved in class activities (score keeper,
referee, etc.) In any situation, the student is to report to PE on his
or her assigned day.
The purpose for the grading policy used is two fold:
To evaluate a student's performance for each
class - a daily grade or "score."
To combine the daily scores and convert this
score into a numbered grade that will reflect the student's grade
for the quarter - a "quarter" grade.
A five point system will be used as the basis of
establishing a student's daily grade. This grade will be a score from 0
to 5 based on the following criteria:
Attendance: Being in class and on time. Cutting
class is never tolerated. Students are to report to each and every
class, unless officially excused, legally absent, or in the nurse's
office. This is worth 1 point per class.
Preparation for class: Changing into and out of
proper attire, which promotes safety and proper hygiene. Students
who don't have proper foot wear (sandals, flip flops, high heels) or
improper clothes (dresses) will not only lose points here, but will
also not be allowed to participate. Worth 1 point per class.
Participation in activities: Active participation
in all class activities is the backbone of any PE program. Student
will be evaluated on their level of participation and the effort
given. Skill level will be taken into consideration but only used as
an enhancement, never taking points away for poor skill level. Worth
up to 2 points per class.
Attitude/Behavior: Evaluations include
interaction among students, student-teacher relationships, positive
responsible behavior, ability to follow directions, care enough to
be prepared for class, on time to class. Worth one point per class.
To Determine a Daily Grade
Immediately following class, the teacher will assign
a daily grade (a score from 0 to 5) based on evaluation of the above
criteria. This way, the teacher will have a record concerning the
student's progress. In addition to this number score, symbols can be
used to help identify problems or concerns. These include "U"
(unprepared), "NP" (non-participation), "B" or "A" (attitude/behavior),
or "0" (cut).
Examples of Daily Grades:
0 = Student illegally absent from class. No points.
1 = Student attends class, doesn't dress or
participate. No point for attitude. Also, this will be given to a
student with unsafe footwear who can't participate.
2 = Student attends, dresses for class, but doesn't
participate. Loses points for participation and attitude.
3 = Students attends, does not dress but has
acceptable footwear. Participates in all activities. Loses points for
dress and attitude.
4 = Student attends, dresses for class, participates
in activities, but loses 1 point for improper behavior or attitude.
Also, 1 point can be deducted for lack of full participation.
5 = Student attends, dresses, participates
enthusiastically, and demonstrates positive responsible behavior.
To Determine a Quarter Grade
To determine a number quarter grade, the teacher will
calculate a final quarter score. This number (0-5) can be found by
adding up all the student's daily scores and dividing by the number of
classes used in the evaluation. Note - legal absences are not included
in this procedure. This score is then converted to a 100 point score
that is used for the quarter grade.
Quarter Grade Conversion Chart
Raw Score (0-5)
Converted Score (50-100)
Example: Student "A"
received the following daily grades: 5, 5, 2,
5, 4, 2, 3, 5, 5, 5, 3, 4
Raw quarter score - 48 divided by 12 = 4.0
4.0 converts to an 85 score for the quarter
Unprepared Make Up Activities
Make up activities will be offered to students who
receive a low daily grade due to being unprepared for class. These make
up activities (written work) will be assigned by their PE teacher and
must be completed by no later than 5 school days following their
unprepared class. If deemed satisfactory, this make up work will raise
the daily grade on the unprepared day by 2-4 points. A maximum of 2 make
up activities will be allowed per quarter.