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Physical Education Handbook
Physical Education is: the instruction in the development and care of the body ranging from simple callisthenic exercises to a course of study providing training in hygiene, aerobics, and the performance and management of athletic games, activities, and sport.
A physically educated person is: one who has mastered the necessary movement skills to participate confidently in many different forms of physical activity; one who values physical fitness and understands that both are related to health and well being.
- Students will develop competency in many movement activities.
- Students will understand how and why they move in a variety of situations and use this information to enhance their own skills.
- Students will achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness
- Students will exhibit a physically active lifestyle and will understand that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge and self-expression.
- Students will demonstrate responsible personal behavior while participating in movement activities.
- Students will demonstrate responsible social behavior while participating in movement activities. Students will understand the importance of respect for others.
- Students will understand the relationship between history, culture and games.
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
Two years of Physical Education are required for high school graduation (20 total credits). Furthermore, one of the two years MUST be completed with a course offer within the Physical Education Department.
STUDENT EXPECTATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Attend class daily dressed out in proper PE attire.
- Get to class and roll call on time.
- Complete all class responsibilities and required work.
- Be responsible for all medical excuses, notes and admission forms.
- Care for PE attire, storing, and cleaning.
- All accidents and/or injuries should be reported to the teacher regardless of how minor the accident and/or injury seems to be.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION ATTIRE
Students are to be dressed in Physical Education attire every day. Athletic shoes with rubber soles and athletic socks are to be worn to class. School or street clothes (worn either under or over PE attire) is not acceptable attire for Physical Education class. Students without proper attire are subject to participation restrictions. Changing clothes before and after physical activity demonstrates good personal hygiene.
ATTENDANCE & MAKE UP POLICY
All absences (for ANY reason) will result in the loss of points and the lowering of the PE grade. All such absences are commonly referred to as an “Attendance Mark”. All such absences must be made up if a student wants to receive credit. Cupertino Physical Education Department offers opportunity for excused absence or non-participation make-up during the school tutorial period. Students may make up timed runs, missed activity days, assignments, and missed quizzes. Students must arrange make up assignments with their individual teacher.
RESTRICTED ACTIVITY / MEDICAL POLICY
Students who cannot participate or who or have limited participation in PE activities for 3 days or less shall provide a note from his/her parent to the PE instructor. This note shall describe the illness and/or injury that are causing the student not to participate during class.
Students with an illness or injury lasting more than 3 days duration shall provide a note from his/her doctor to the instructor. This note should describe the nature of the illness or injury, limitations or restrictions on movement, duration of non-participation, and indication of when PE class may be resumed.
Students with a excuse (medical, religious, or otherwise) which prohibits or limits PE participation for more than 2 weeks out of the grading period have three choices:
- Students may continue the course with a modified curriculum in which they are only eligible to receive a pass / fail grade.
- Students may drop the class and retake at a later time.
- Students may make-up all missing work and remain eligible for a letter grade
Students who miss a skill test, fitness test and/or written test due to medically excused non-participation or absence will be expected to make up the test(s). Make up test are be arranged with individual instructors for a time that is mutually agreeable. Students are responsible to notify PE instructor prior to school-related absences.
LOCKER ROOM POLICY
- Anyone caught stealing or performing any other illegal action in the locker rooms will be referred to School Administration and a police report will be filed.
- Locker rooms are not secured during class, thus all valuables must be locked up in a locker. If backpack does not fit in the locker, one must remove the valuables from the backpack and secure those items in the locker.
- No wet clothes should be left in the locker.
- No food should be left in left in the locker.
- Mistreating the lockers, the other students in the locker room or the room itself will result in removal of your locker privilege.
- Showers are available for use in the locker room following class.
LATE ENROLLMENT POLICY
All new students to Cupertino High School who add a Physical Education class after the designated start date of the semester WITHOUT an incoming grade from another institution.
Students who add within the 1st grading period are able to stay within the default grading system of the class and are required to make-up half of all days prior to enrolling and complete all essential missing assignments (must complete all unit quizzes if any have been given).
Students who add within the 2nd grading period are relegated to a pass/fail grading system and are required to make-up half of all days prior to enrolling and all essential missing assignments including all missed unit quiz(es).
Students who add within the 3rd grading period are UNABLE to receive full credit for the semester. They are only able to earn partial credit for their work completed (ie. 2 credits instead of the 5 total) No make-ups or late work is required.
Common Physical Education weighted grade distribution
40% = Attendance / Participation
25% = Physical Fitness
25% = Skill Development / Written Work
10% = FInal Exam