6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Physical Education Expectations
Mrs. Bacon, Mr. Hawkins, Mr. Murray, and Mrs. Rogers
Grading: Physical Education grades will be made up of 5 areas: participation, fitness test improvement, dress, tardiness, and behavior. Each student will be given 20 daily points each day. If one of the above requirements is not met, the student will lose points. It is possible to receive negative points for the day.
P.E. grades will be calculated based on the following grading scale….
Gym Suit (7th and 8th grades): Students are expected to attend and suit out everyday in the proper P.E. attire. Each student must wear their own uniform.
If a student fails to suit out they will lose 5 daily points. These points may not be made up. The proper gym suit includes a school issued dark blue shorts and white t-shirt. Student’s name will be on both. Students are responsible for providing socks and tennis shoes. Tennis shoes must fit tightly enough that they don’t come off during physical activity. Gym suits should be taken home and laundered once a week. All students will wear their shorts around their waistline with shirts tucked in.
Sagging pants are against school policy and will be enforced in P.E. class.
Gym Suit (6th grade): Students are expected to dress in proper P.E. clothing on P.E. days. This would include clothing that they can easily move in and participate in. Tennis shoes must be worn in order to receive credit for that day. No skirts, sandals, or cutoff t-shirts will be accepted. A uniform will not be provided. If dress expectations are not met, 6 points (70%) will be deducted from the daily grade.
Jewelry: All students are expected to remove all jewelry, watches, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, or anything else that is a perceived hazard to the students. Failure to do this will result in a 5-point deduction off the student’s dress points.
Class Participation: Students are expected to participate everyday. If a student is injured/sick, a note from a parent/doctor is required in order for the student to not participate for that day. Points for the day will be lost and the student will need to make up the day to receive the points. The same is true for absences.
Gum Policy: NO GUM ALLOWED IN THE GYM!!! Failure to comply will result in 5 points deducted from daily grade.
P.E. Make-up: If a student misses class for any non-school related activity, the time must be made up. Students will make up this time on their own. They will need to do a 40 minute physical activity outside of the regular school day. Athletic practices may be used. If a student exercises with an adult, the student may use that persons minutes as part of their own. This would allow for a 20 minute workout with a parent or adult guardian to count as one 40 minute session. A form will be sent home and parent signature is required. All make-up classes must be completed by the end of the 9 week grading period. If a student has sustained a long-term injury or illness they will not be required to make up those days through activity and will be recorded as exempt in the gradebook. A long-term injury is one in which a student is forced to miss 5 consecutive P.E. days and a doctors note must be on file.
We look forward to a great year of fitness and fun!