• FORT DEFIANCE HIGH SCHOOL

    MRS. LEONARD’S 9th GRADE PE/HEALTH EXPECTATIONS AND RULES

     

    To:  Parent(s)/Guardian of ___________________________________

    Two units of Physical Education and Health are required for graduation by the VA. Department of Education.  The following rules will serve as a guide to help Fort Defiance’s Physical Education and Health program operate more smoothly and effectively.  Please read and observe these rules carefully.  Your cooperation will be great appreciated.

     

    1. The “prepared” student succeeds.  You are expected to dress out in appropriate gym attire every day when in PE.  Students are to wear the “Fort Defiance” P.E. outfit that includes a t-shirt and shorts.  The outfit sells for $20.00 (or $10.00 for the shirt and $10.00 for the shorts).  Gym suits are to be purchased from your P.E. teacher.
    2. The additional guidelines for appropriate gym wear includes:

    ·         Gym socks must be worn with tennis shoes.  Shoes should have good arch support to prevent injuries.  Street shoes are not allowed and you will be considered not dressed out properly for activities and will lose all point for that day. 

    ·         No jewelry is to be worn in activity class (stud earrings are permitted).  This is for safety reasons for you and others.

     

    1. All students must dress out daily in physical education.  Failure to dress out and/or participate will result in a lower P.E. grade.  Noncompliance with this rule creates a supervision and discipline problem and the student will suffer administrative disciplinary action.  Students are not allowed to participate for credit if they are not dressed out for PE.  P.E. “loaner” gym suits will be available to students.  If a student forgets his/her clothes they should checkout the loaner before class has begun.  Students may borrow a clean gym suit one time without penalty.  When a student must borrow a gym suit the second time of a 6 week grading period, the student will only receive half credit participation.   A student will not receive credit without proper footwear.  We have a “limited” supply of “loaner” shoes to borrow.

    The following consequences will occur on each offense of being unprepared for activity (the student chooses not to borrow a gym suit or is not properly dressed out for active P.E.):

      • 1st offense – The student will not receive participation points for that day and will complete a writing assignment during PE class.
      • 2nd offense- Students receive no points for that day and automatically receive “morning detention”.  Parents will be contacted on the second offense. Student will complete a writing assignment during PE class.
      • 3rd offense – Students receive no points for that day and automatically receives 3 days of After School Detention (ASD).
      • 4th offense- Administration referral
    1. Students are recommended to bring towels and roll-on deodorant to class.  They will also be allowed to bring a water bottle when participating outdoors in hot weather.
    2. Students are responsible for locking all personal items in their assigned lockers.  We are not responsible when valuables are not locked up in these assigned lockers.  You are the only person assigned to a locker “basket”, and the only one (other than the instructor) who knows that combination.  Please keep all cell phones, money, and any other valuable LOCKED in the basket.  Do not leave valuables out in the open.  YOU are responsible for the safety of your valuables!  The replacement cost for lost gym locks is $5.00.  Always double-check your lock to make sure you leave it LOCKED. Cell phones are not to be used in the locker room and will be confiscated if caught using and parents must come to collect the phone.
    3. Injuries/Illnesses.   It is the Physical Education’s philosophy that if you are well enough to attend school, then you are well enough to participate in “limited” physical activity.  However, in the event that your son/daughter is not feeling well enough to participate in P.E. class, a signed and dated note by the parent/guardians is required for the first day.  On the second day, a signed, dated doctor’s excuse stating the nature of the illness/injury, what activities he/she may not participate in, and how long the student is to be excused from class is mandatory.  The excused student will be required to complete a written assignment on a topic assigned by the instructor during class. This policy is in effect so that the student can make up missed participation points for the P.E. activity class. Please note that a student who chooses not to dress out (unexcused) will not receive participation points for that day.
    4. You are also expected to come on time and prepared for the health classroom instruction with notebook paper, pen or pencil, and any homework assignments.  Students will also be required to keep a health notebook.
    5. You will be required to complete Health current event summaries on a regular basis throughout the school year.  Please make sure you complete these promptly when assigned. You will receive a packet of worksheets to use for this assignment.  
    6. No gum, candy, drinks, food, cell phones, CD’s, cameras, or any other audio devises are allowed out in the gym, dressing rooms, and classroom.  You may bring bottled water (or water bottles) to drink.

     

    Grading:

    Your final grade per nine weeks will consist of a combination of your physical education and health grades.  This is the breakdown for PE/Health 9.

     

                    The Physical Education grade is based on the following:

                    60% - Daily Participation and attendance

    ·         Proper dress

    ·         Attendance and tardiness

    ·         Conduct and cooperation

    ·         Sportsmanship and leadership

    ·         Active involvement and improvement

    ·         Effort to reach individual potential

            Daily class work in Health

            Additional Assignments to be announced

    20% - Written work or skills testing

    ·         Current event summaries

    ·         Skills Tests

     

    20% Skills/Tests - Classroom

                   Regular Tests and Quizzes

    ·         Additional assignments to be announced

     

     

     

     

    Our goal at Fort Defiance High School is to make P.E. and Health class a positive learning experience for your son/daughter.  If at any time you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the school by phone (245-5050) or by email at:     

                                                    Mrs. Sue Leonard               

    sleonard@augusta.k12.va.us

     

     

     

     

    Thank you very much for your cooperation in making the Fort Defiance High School Physical Education program run efficiently in our effort to improve the health and well-being of our students

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    These rules have been discussed with your child and we would appreciate your cooperation in reviewing them with him/her.  Please read and return both sides with your information and signature.       

                                                    Thank you for your cooperation!

                                                                                    Fort Defiance High School PE/HEALTH Department

     

     

    STUDENT NAME (print):                 _____________________________ BLOCK ___________

     

    PARENT(S)/GUARDIAN NAMES (print):   

     

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    (name)______________________________            day phone #_________________________________

     

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    PARENT(S)/GUARDIAN

    SIGNATURE:                                      _____________________________ DATE:               __________________________

     

     

    STUDENT SIGNATURE:                  _____________________________

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PARENTAL PARTICIPATION FORM

                AS TEACHERS OF PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION, WE FEEL IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOUR CHILD DEVELOPS AND APPRECIATES THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS COURSE TO LIFELONG HEALTH HABITS.  WE SINCERELY DESIRE A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE FOR ALL IN OUR CLASS.  IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL, WE MUST ASK THAT YOU, AS PARENTS, COOPERATE AND ENDORSE THE ACTIVITIES PROVIDED BY THIS DEPARTMENT.  BY ANSWERING THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS, YOU WILL ENABLE US TO PLAN MORE EFFICIENTLY AND THUS PROVIDE AND DEVELOP A MORE EFFECTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM.

     

    1.  HAS YOUR SON/DAUGHTER HAD A COMPLETE PHYSICAL EXAMINATION PRIOR TO THE OPENING OF SCHOOL?       YES_____                     NO_____

     

    IF NO, WE STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU PLAN AN ANNUAL PHYSICAL EXAM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

     

    2.   ARE THERE ANY PHYSICAL DISABILITIES THAT HANDICAP YOUR CHILD?

                YES_____         NO_____

          IF YES, PLEASE LIST AND EXPLAIN IN DETAIL:

     

                                                                                                                                                   

     

                                                                                                                                                   

     

                                                                                                                                                   

     

    3.  WILL THESE HANDICAPS LIMIT THEIR PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVITY?   YES_____NO_____

     

    4.  DOES YOUR CHILD SUFFER WITH ASTHMA?               YES_____NO_____

     

    IF YES, DO THEY ONLY USE MEDICINE OR INHALERS THAT HAVE BEEN RECENTLY   PRESCRIBED BY THEIR DOCTORS?                        YES_____NO_____

     

    5.  DO YOU FEEL THAT YOUR CHILD CANNOT PARTICIPATE COMPLETELY IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION?              YES_____NO_____

                IF YES, PLEASE HAVE YOUR PHYSICIAN SEND A REPORT DIRECTLY TO HIS/HER

    PE/HEALTH INSTRUCTOR.

     

    EMERGENCY INFORMATION:

                                                                                                                            WORK

    FATHER:                                           EMPLOYER:                                     PHONE:                    

                                                                                                                            WORK

    MOTHER:                                          EMPLOYER:                                     PHONE:                    

     

    HOME PHONE NUMBER:                          EMERGENCY CONTACT:                                      

                                                                EMERGENCY CONTACT PHONE NO.:                           

     

    PARENT SIGNATURE:                                                       DATE:                                                           

Last Modified on July 31, 2018