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A Report of the Surgeon General on Physical Activity

GENERAL STATEMENT

Welcome... Physical Education like other classes offers the students many challenges. The most important thing is to recognize that Physical Education is not gym. The students receive instruction in sports and health.
During the next 40 weeks (days) the students will be required to do homework, do research projects and more. At the end of each lesson the student will take a skill and written test. These assessments are conducted to evaluate the progress or lack off the student has made during the block of instruction of any unit. Physical Fitness testing at the end of the school year will serve to evaluate the physical aspect of the development of the children.
Physical Education Is Not Gym. Please talk to your child about the importance of this class. Read Youth Sports Letter for information that you should know.
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PHILOSOPHY

As my motto says “Never Say Impossible, Do It!, I believe in giving the students a fair change and equal opportunity in sports and recreational activities, and to know how to keep healthy bodies and in shape throughout exercise and proper eating.
I achieve these goals by challenging the students to do the best they can in a non-threatening environment.
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PUPIL ORGANIZATION

On the first day of each unit, I will introduce it, review policies, procedures, general safety practices, and explain the special safety rules that will be followed during the units.
Also, I check the equipment to use during the unit. I will make sure that the equipment is operational for the safety of the students.
Instruction should be so that there is a progression of skills from simple to complex. This could also be a vehicle for explaining some of the terminology and rules that I use during the main activity. Learning by having fun, in the main activity, should be the culmination of the unit.
Teachers, students, parents, and administrators need to know the progress the student's have made during a unit. For this I use, observation, skill tests, and written assessments as tools for evaluating the students' progress. Evaluation will also indicate to me and to you the effectiveness of my instruction in relation to the stated objectives of the unit.
In our gym the entrance and exit pattern is as follow:
South East Doors, Main Entrance
North East Doors, Main Exit
North West Doors, Emergency Exit
The students will have 3 minutes to get dress and report to the main activity area. Classes will start on time and students will be dismissed on time.
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ROLL TAKING

When the students come in the gym those who needs to change their uniforms will do so, and the others will sit down on their assigned positions. I check for uniforms and prepare them for warm-up exercises and class instruction.
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DISCIPLINE PLAN

The discipline plan from the Board of Education, Chicago Pubic Schools, will be applied in handling discipline challenges. At the beginning of the school year I will explain to the students the discipline procedures in the gymnasium. Any serious discipline problem will be referred to the Assistant Principal and a teacher/parent conference will be requested.
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PHYSICAL EDUCATION ATTIRE

Students must wear school approved physical education uniform (T-shirt, shorts, and tennis shoes) during class. For safety reasons, pockets, zippers, belt loops, and buttons on shorts and shirts are not allowed. No street shoes are allowed on the gym floor. If a student wears street clothes to class he/she will receive a non-dress mark. I will be the sole judge in determining if a student's dress is acceptable for class, or if it is a non-dress or a partial dress. Students who do not dress out may not participate in the class activity, but may be given the opportunity to make up the non-dress deficiency.
To receive full daily participation credit, you are required to wear your regulation physical education uniform. No cut off shirts is allowed. Torn shirts or shorts are to be mended promptly or replaced.
No one will be allowed to work out or participate is they are not dressed out. At my discretion, an alternative assignment may be given to students who do not dress out. You can lose points for leaving early and be referred for disciplinary action.
I strongly recommend that the uniform be worn under their regular clothing to ease the change up.
If the student fail to bring the uniform for more than 3 consecutive days (weeks) the student will receive an effort mark "E" and the parents will be notified. No exceptions to this policy will be made.
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GRADING

Criteria for Grading, 1/5 Attendance - 1/5 Dressing - 1/5 Discipline - 1/5 Participation - 1/5 Test and Written Assignment
Grading Chart Coming Soon!

Example of Grading;
Calculate Penalty Points (see chart, taken from roll book)
Example: From “a” through “d”
Roll book says 1 non-dress, 1 tardy = 372 points

Calculate Test and/or Homework (result of tests divided into total tests)
Example: From “e”
2 tests
1st test score: 5 out of 30 = 17%
2nd test score: 22 out of 29 = 76%
Add 76% and 17% = 93
Divide 93/2 = 46

Calculate Totals from 1 and 2 and divide them into 5 (5 criteria’s)
Example: From 1 and 2
372 + 46 = 418
418 / 5 = 83.5
83.5 = B this is the student final grade)
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Physical Education Attire


Students must wear school approved gym shorts, T-shirts, and gym shoes during class. The color of shirt is yellow and the shorts is green. For safety reasons, pockets, zippers, belt loops, and buttons on shorts and shirts are not allowed.
No street shoes are allowed on the gym floor. If a student wears street clothes to class he/she will receive a non-dress mark. I will be the sole judge in determining if a student's dress is acceptable for class, or if it is a non-dress or a partial dress.
Students who do not dress out may not participate in the class activity, but may be given the opportunity to make up the non-dress deficiency.
To receive full daily participation credit, you are required to wear your regulation physical education uniform. No cut off shirts are allowed. Torn shirts or shorts are to be mended promptly or replaced.
No one will be allowed to work out or participate is they are not dressed out. At my discretion, an alternative assignment may be given to students who do not dress out. You can lose points for leaving early and be referred for disciplinary action.
I strongly recommend that the uniform is worn under their regular clothing to ease the change up.
If the student fail to bring the uniform for more than 3 consecutive days (weeks) the student will receive an effort mark "E" and the parents will be notified.
No exceptions to this policy will be made.
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Excuses


Parents may request that their child be excused from physical education and/or for temporary illness or injury for a maximum of 3 consecutive days (weeks). A physician statement will be requested if the students cannot resume normal activities after the 3rd day (week). When illness or injury is obvious, I will excuse the student from physical activity. In all cases, students excused from physical activity will be given meaningful assignments.
A student is excused permanently from physical education on the presentation of a doctor's statement only. The medical excuse will be retained in the student's permanent folder.
All excuses and notes from home must be presented to the nurse before school begins in the morning. She will not accept them during class time.
The nurse will give you a note allowing you to be excused from class activities. The note will also include any special instructions. You will still be required to make up any missed participation points.
You are required to dress out even though you are excused from participation unless the nurses' note specifies that you are also excused from dressing-out.
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Injuries


Report any and all injuries to me at the time of the injury.
Failure to report an injury may result in the loss of insurance coverage for that injury and proper care for you.
If you have a special medical problem, let me know right away.
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Equipment Storage Area and The PE Office


Boys and Girls should never be in these areas unless accompanied by a teacher.
Use of Equipment:
  • Do not abuse the equipment.
  • If you break any equipment through misuse, you will be asked to pay for it.
  • Any misuse of the equipment can affect your grade relating to citizenship.
  • All damaged equipment you pay for it.
  • If you find any broken equipment, let me know right away.

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Miscellaneous Information


If the students use the bathroom to change they will be expected to leave the bathroom in good order. Any writing on walls, etc., is defacing school property and is subject to disciplinary action.
No horseplay will be tolerated in the bathrooms.
You are responsible for your own actions both on and off the court. Profane language or disrespect will not be tolerated and will be dealt with severity!
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Absences


The school policy on absences and loss of credit will be followed in physical education classes.
You are responsible for all make-up work after all absences or loss of points. All lost points not made up will affect your grade.
It is up to you to discuss with me what you need to make-up.
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Adapted Physical Education


Our special education students are mainstreamed for resource classes and follow the general curriculum unless the IEP states otherwise.
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Title IX


Title IX prohibits the separation of boys and girls in health and physical education classes. There are few exceptions:
  • Within classes, students may be separated by gender for contact sports.
  • Within classes, students may be grouped by ability.
  • Boys and girls may be separated during units on human sexuality. In some cases, separation may be required due to content.

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Sports Participation


The students also have the opportunity to participate in sports competition during the year.
The sports that we currently have are:
  • Boys Basketball Grades 5th-6th-7th-8th
  • Girls Cheerleaders Grades 5th-6th-7th-8th
  • Boys and Girls Soccer Grades 4th-5th-6th

Students participating in sports are subject to eligibility rules. This rule is designed to keep track of the students academic performance during the sports season and the school year.
Every Wednesday the teachers will indicate to the coach if the students are passing their classes or not. If not, then the student is suspended and/or removed from the teams.
This rules are not absolute. Each coach has its own rules.
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Parent Participation


We always look for parents to help us coaching sports. If you are knowledgeable in any of the following sports and would like to coach please let me know at your convenience.
Need coaches for:
  • Girls Volleyball 5th-6th-7th-8th Grades
  • Girls Basketball 5th-6th-7th-8th Grades

Updated: 6-9-98
E-mail: Mr. Victor R. Green.
© Physical Education Program 1998


Part of the information on this page come from different sources...
Dave Gable's Physical Education Page
Carl Hayden Health and Physical Education Department
Thank you!