The school year is now officially underway. I want to introduce myself. I am the PE teacher for 6-03, 6-07, 7-13, 7-16, 8-34, 8-36, and 9-37. I am also the Learning leader for Physical Education, Athletics, Lifeskills, and I am the Gold Pod leader. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will do my best to get back to you as quickly as possible.
I am attaching our phys ed course outline. Please read through it so you know what we have shared with your children regarding our program.
Physical Education Outline
- General Expectations for Students
- Be on time (The students will be given 5 min. to change).
- Have proper gym strip and footwear
- Do your best every day and show respect for self, others and equipment
- Be a leader, not a follower; participate fully
- No chewing gum/ wearing jewelry
- cell phones need to remain in hall lockers
- Students that require inhalers need to bring them to PE everyday
- The school does not supply additional safety equipment (goggles, shin pads, mouth guards, etc.). Feel free to bring your own.
- Students will need to wait for dismissal in the main gym at the end of PE class
- Gym Strip
- All students will be able to purchase Tom Baines gym strip at a cost of $35.00 per set. Changing for PE is not optional. If a student cannot afford to purchase gym strip, a parent/guardian will need to send a note to school and we will assist the student.
** Students also need proper footwear. Shoes that have good support and can be tied up properly are expected.
- If a student forgets his/her gym strip or doesn’t have proper footwear, we do have a loaner pool that they can access.
- Students will be limited in the amount of days they will be allowed to wear loaners. After 3 days, they will be reminded to bring their own gym strip to class and after 5 days, students will be required to replace their missing gym strip (we will send a note in the agenda). The PE team will have gym strip for purchase throughout the year.
- All students will be involved in outdoor activities. We will be regularly monitoring the weather and will follow guidelines established by the CBE
(-25 degrees Celsius absolute and wind chill). We want your child to be dressed warmly yet appropriately for participation. That means sweatpants, sweatshirts, warm hats and gloves. The outdoor units are curriculum based and opting out of the units due to the weather is not an option.
- leggings/tights are not allowed in PE unless there are extenuating circumstances (i.e. religious reasons)
- Locks/Locker Room
- All grade 7, 8, and 9 students will be assigned a lock and a tote box at the start of the year (or as they arrive at school). The lock and locker are the sole responsibility of the student.
- Grade 6 students will be required to supply a breathable gym bag (no plastic bags) to store their gym strip, their runners, and have room for a sweatshirt/sweatpants. Grade 6 students will store their gym bag in their hall lockers.
- If you don’t lock up your lock or leave it lying around, it may be taken. You will be responsible to replace it.
- At the end of the year, all students return the lock they were assigned. If a student loses a lock, they will need to replace it with a school lock through the P.E. department at a cost of $8.00
- ** It is important to note that the items in the locker room are only secure if the students are diligent about locking up their tote boxes. If a student has something of great value that they don’t want to lose, they should leave it in their hall locker, as the locker rooms are not locked between classes. (The school is not responsible for replacing lost or stolen items.)
- Bring a baggie or a small container to hold your valuables for storage in the locker
- Respect the locker room. Do not damage the lockers, leave it messy, etc.
- NO food or drink is allowed in the locker room EVER!!
- Excused Participation
- If a student is well enough to attend school, then we expect them to participate in P.E. P.E. is a mandatory subject and it is a regular part of the school day
- In the rare case where a student is unable to participate, but is at school, they must bring a note from home (signed and dated by the parent) to excuse them from P.E.
- If a student is unable to participate for an extended period of time, we will require a note from a Doctor or another medical professional. Please have the doctor indicate what activities your child is able/ unable to do.
*** We always like to keep the students active in PE. If their injury allows them to participate in an activity that won’t further aggravate the injury, we will speak with the student and try to find an acceptable alternative.
- If a student gets injured in PE they need to be sure to tell the teacher.
5. Assessment Categories
1. Skill Development: Students will acquire skills through a variety of developmentally appropriate movement activities
2. Effort and Participation: Students will assume responsibility to lead an active lifestyle. (Effort, safety, goal setting/personal challenge, active living and service in the community)
3. Social Responsibility: Students will interact positively with each other.
(Communication, fair play, leadership, team-work). Students will be dressed in proper attire (TB gym strip, appropriate footwear), on time, without gum or jewelry
4.Knowledge: Students will understand, experience, and appreciate the health benefits that result from physical activity. (Functional fitness, body image, and well-being)
**Part of the student mark will come from assigned service hours. The service hours need to be completed during the school year and can be done in or out of school. If the hours are completed outside of school, the student needs to get a letter from the person/organization that they performed the service for. Each student will receive a service hour sheet with additional information.