Classroom Policies and Procedures

  • Samuel Clemens High School

    Physical Education Department

    Student Policies

     

    1.       GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    A student is required to pass 1 credit of physical education for graduation from High School.

     

    2.      DRESSING FOR PARTICIPATION IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    A.  All students are required to dress out in an appropriate P.E. uniform.

    B.  Appropriate P.E. uniform consists of: A school appropriate t-shirt, gym shorts (Preferably black or blue), socks, and tennis shoes.

    C.  It is advised that P.E. uniforms be laundered at least once a week.

    D.  It is recommended that NO jewelry be worn during P.E. activities.

     

     3.      GRADING FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    A.  50% - Participation and Written Assignments (Including P.E. Policy Form)

    You will earn a daily grade based on the following point system: 

    1.  You will be given a 100 for each week you dress out. (20 Points per day.) Ex. Monday –Thursday you dress out and Friday you forget your clothes. You will make an 80 for the week. Points will be taken off for each piece of clothing missing that day as well. (i.e. shoes, T-shirt, shorts.)

    2.  When not dressed out, or when not wearing tennis shoes (safety issue), you will still participate. At the instructor’s discretion, you will participate in the activity that the instructor deems appropriate.

    3.  If dressed out appropriately, you must participate fully, the whole period, in the activity for that day. Not cooperating could result in points off. If deemed by the instructor as a persistent lack of participation, you could receive a “zero” for that day.

    B.  50% - Activities / Skills Test / Written Tests / Presentations

     

    4. EXCUSES, TARDIES, ABSENCES

    A. A note from parents requesting non-participation will excuse a student for that day only. You are still expected to dress out. (Points will be taken off if not

    dressed out). Depending on the nature of the illness / injury, the instructor will ask the student to participate in whatever he or she can do, help with the activity, or just watch. If the student is unable to participate in the activity they will be given book work to complete by the end of the period. They will need to come prepared with a pen / pencil and paper.

    B. An excuse for non – participation of more than 2 calendar days will require a doctor’s statement to excuse the student from participation. The student will still dress out and if the student is unable to participate in the activity, they will be given book work to complete by the end of the period. They will need to come prepared with a pen/pencil and paper.

    C. Tardies (follow school policy) be in class/dressing room before the tardy bell rings.

    D.  Absences – If your absence is excused, no points will be taken off. An unexcused absence will be treated as a “non-participation” grade. (20 points off). The Physical Education Teacher must sign the attendance slip in order to receive an unexcused absence.

     

    5. DAILY CLASS PROCEDURES

    A. Before the tardy bell rings, students will report to the locker room to dress out.

    B. PLEASE LOCK UP ALL YOUR PERSONAL ITEMS with provided locker. DO NOT LEAVE VALUBALES OUT IN THE OPEN/UNATTENDED AT ANY TIME.

    ***It is recommended that backpacks be left in school lockers before coming to P.E. Please do not bring purses or backpacks into the gym, or any activity area.

    C. After dressing out, and no later than three minutes after the tardy bell has rung, roll will be taken.

    D. After roll call, students will participate in stretching, exercises, physical fitness and conditioning. From here, students will be directed to areas of activity for the day.

    E. Upon completion of activities, students will be allowed to return to the dressing room where she will be given the opportunity to shower, and dress back into proper school attire. Students must provide their own towels and soap.

    F. Students may not leave the gym area, or any other area as directed by the instructors, before the passing period bell has rung. Students who return to the locker room early without permission, or who leave the assigned area at the end of the period are considered TRUANT, and will be turned into the appropriate administrator for disciplinary measures. This may also result in a “zero” grade for that day.

     

    6. OTHER STUDENT GENERAL RULES AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

    A. No profane language will be tolerated. Treat all students and instructors with respect.

    B. Students are not to enter the athletic locker rooms or weight rooms unless accompanied by an instructor.

    C. Students will stay out of the bleachers, open or closed, unless directed by the instructor.

    D. No food, drink, or gum is allowed in gym, dressing room, or any other activity area, at any time.

    E. No horseplay in the dressing areas or showers at anytime. This includes, but is not

    limited to damaging lockers. Damaged lockers will be paid for by the student responsible for the damaged locker.

    F. Treat equipment with respect. This includes, but is not limited to: hanging on rims, nets, backboard supports, and any other equipment inside the gym and outside.  Failure to comply could result in privileges being revoked from that particular activity and / or being referred to administrator for disciplinary measures.

    G. No hats or sunglasses are to be worn in P.E.

    H. Any injury that takes place while in P.E. must be reported to the instructor.

    I. No electronic devices will be allowed in P.E. class unless otherwise instructed. (They will be taken up.)

     

    7. CLEMENS PHYSICAL EDUCATION LEARNING GOAL

    A. By the end of the semester, 100% of every physical education student will meet or exceed the Physical Education standards as measured by a score of 80% or better on the unit written test and a score of 80% on the skills test given at the end of each two week unit.

    B. National Standards:

    1. Demonstrates understanding of motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

    2. Demonstrates understanding of moving concepts, principals, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

    3. Participates regularly in physical activity.

    4. Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

    5. Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

    6. Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/ or social interaction.

     

    8. TEACHER INFORMATION

    A. Brad Molder

    B. 7th Period Conference Period (2:15-3:05)

    C. bmolder@scuc.txed.net