Girls Physical Education
Conference 5th period 11:25-12:25
Supplies: T-shirt, shorts, and deodorant
Optional Supplies: sweats, sweatshirts, towel, body wipes, body wash, shampoo, body spray, comb/brush, feminine products
**please no glass containers**
Students are required to dress out each day, but there is no need to go out and buy clothes specifically for P.E. Most of your children will have what is required. They must wear athletic clothing and tennis shoes that meets the school dress code. The shirt must cover the torso even when their arms are raised above their head. If a student wears athletic clothes to school they must change into different athletic clothes for P.E. they cannot wear what they wore to school that day. A huge part of what we teach deals with proper hygiene. We don’t want the kids to work out in the clothes that they wore to school, then go to their next class sweaty and smelly.
How often does my child need to bring P.E. clothes to school? Students will be required to take home their P.E. clothes and wash them at least once a week. If you want to do more often that is up to you.
What happens if my child forgets their P.E. clothes? There will be points deducted from their “suiting out” and “participation” grade if they fail to bring their P.E. clothes to school. I give at least twelve grades per six weeks so if a student forgets their clothes once, their average will still be an “A.” If a student fails to dress out three times during the six weeks, lunch detention will be assigned.
A student must bring a note from a parent/guardian if they cannot participate in P.E. due to illness or injury. If a student misses three or more days of participation, a doctor’s note is required. The note needs to state the amount of time that the student is unable to participate or a “return to play” date.
Junior high students are changing and growing rapidly so I spend a lot of time discussing hygiene. It is important that they practice good hygiene regularly. Some kids may not be used to wearing deodorant, but it is age appropriate and absolutely necessary. I do not require showering after P.E. but I give the students time to do so. If students decide to take showers they will need to bring a towel, body wash, deodorant, etc. to keep in their lockers.
Students will be issued a lock and a locker. They need to memorize their combination and keep their lockers locked properly. We have a large number of teams and community members that use our gyms and locker rooms so it is extremely important that students keep their belongings locked up in their lockers.
What happens if my child loses their lock? Students need to notify me, it is possible that their lock has been turned in or someone may have mistaken it for their own lock. Majority of the time the locks re appear. If it does not the student will be charged $5 and another lock will be issued.
Students will be tested in the following areas: trunk lift, shoulder stretch, sit and reach, push-ups, curl-ups, and the mile run. We will practice these skills all year and I will keep a record of their progress.