PHYSICAL EDUCATION POLICIES
GRADING: Instruction is based on state standards. Grades in Physical Education are based on appropriate dress, participation, half-mile and mile runs, conduct, class assignments, attendance, homework for absences and/or as assigned. No late work accepted. No extra credit is offered. Student performance is updated regularly on Aeries.
DRESS CODE: Students are required to “dress out” or change clothes into a standard physical education uniform (see below). Uniform tee shirt must always be worn under uniform sweatshirt. Dressing out promotes active participation and protects regular school clothes from being torn/stained by grass and/or sweat.
For identification purposes, all clothing must have the student’s first and last name, first initial and last name, or last name and first initial visibly marked on the front. New uniforms are required for those who draw or write other than their own name on their uniform.
For purposes of warmth or denser coverage, undergarments may be worn under Physical Education uniform. Gloves and beanies may be worn during winter months at teacher discretion. For sun protection hats, at teacher discretion, may be worn according to school policy. Sunglasses are prohibited without medical note. Wearing jewelry not recommended.
PARTIAL AND FULL NON-DRESSES will result in the loss of 2-10 points depending on dress item(s). School clothes (non-uniform articles of clothing) worn under physical education uniform equals a non-dress and shall result in the loss of conduct points as well. Students are prohibited from wearing other students’ uniforms.
- Shirt: Solid white short-sleeved or long-sleeved tee shirt (no logos, buttons, zippers, collars, etc.)
- Shorts: Red pull-on (no logos, pockets, zippers, etc.)
- Sweats:Solid gray sweatpants and sweatshirts (no logos, pockets, zippers, etc.) Sweatshirt must be a pull-over.
- Athletic Shoes: Rubber soles and tied shoelaces. No slip-ons, sandals or boots.
PARTICIPATION: Includes active participation in proper warm up (stretches and daily jog) and assigned activity. Demonstrating general knowledge of skills, objectives, strategies, and rules taught in each standardized unit. Units may include physical fitness, individual and dual sports, team sports, health education, dance, and non-traditional games.
FITNESS: Fitness is the focus and goal of every activity. The expectation is that each activity will help develop and improve the five components of fitness: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition (muscle to fat ratio). Cardiorespiratory endurance is a significant portion of each grade. Therefore, all students will be accountable and tested regularly in the half mile and mile.
TARDIES: School tardy policy applies (see Golden West student planner). Additionally, students will be charged a second tardy for being late to roll call. Each tardy to roll call will result in loss of points
ABSENT/HOMEWORK: Three or more absences per quarter will result in a loss of points. When absent, it is the student’s responsibility to request make-up work within a week of the absence(s).
PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST: The state mandated test, Fitnessgram, is administered between February 1 and May 31. Test items include; one mile run, curl-up, push-up, trunk lift, shoulder stretch, height, and weight. See Silva's teacher page on the GW website for more information.
PAR COURSE/STEEL CHALLENGE COURSE: Students work on fitness components on the PAR/SCC course. Please be advised: The course is designed for users over 12 years of age. Students under age 12 shall be prohibited from participating on the equipment.
LOCKER INFORMATION: Students are assigned a locker with a combination lock. Students are to lock belongings/valuables in locker during Physical Education class. Students are prohibited from sharing assigned locker and/or telling others their lock information. Lockers will not be reassigned. Teachers will not open a locker assigned to a different student.
Golden West is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Student/parent/guardian is responsible to pay $7.00 for lost/damaged lock assigned to that student. Students are prohibited from marking lockers/locks, i.e., no writing or stickers, etc. Students will also be responsible to clean lockers at the end of the school year or upon disenrollment. Any unsafe or unauthorized use of locks will result in administrative action.
Lockers are school property and are subject to being opened by school staff.
PARENTAL/GUARDIAN AND MEDICAL EXCUSES FROM PHYSICAL PARTICIPATION: Students with a parent’s or doctor’s excuse note will be accordingly excused from physical participation, but still may be accountable for dressing out. Additionally, students excused from physical participation will be assigned an alternative assignment, typically a research report pertinent to physical education, health, fitness and/or to their injury/illness. Reports take the place of physical participation.
A parent’s/guardian’s excuse note is valid for up to three (3) days. For any excuse longer than three days, a doctor’s note is required. Parents/guardians may not excuse their student from physical activity for menstruation reasons. Asthma and allergy notes, including for bee stings, are to be given to the school nurse at the start of the school year.
Inhalers may be kept on a daily basis with the student/teacher provided a parent/guardian completes and returns the proper form available from the school nurse. Epi pens are to be provided by the parent/guardian to the Physical Education teacher.
- NO CELL PHONES IN CLASS.
- No gum, food or beverages in class.
- Conduct: Respectfully listen without disruption and follow directions/instructions; cooperate with teacher/teammates.
- Parents/guardians are financially responsible for any damage of physical education equipment due to inappropriate use.
- NO CELL PHONE OR CAMERA USE in the locker room.
- NO FRAGRANCED SPRAYS, PERFUMES, COLOGNES, LOTIONS or any other fragranced products in the locker room.
- (Note: Fragrances are a known trigger for asthma as well as allergic reactions due to sensitivity to fragrances.)
- No glass in the locker room.
- No food/eating in the locker room.
- No beverages, except water, in the locker room.
- Unnecessary/excessive noise and/or throwing of objects in the locker room is prohibited.
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