• EXPECTATIONS


     

    Our daily goal is to create a fun, active, and positive learning environment where students benefit from full engagement in physical activity.  To accomplish this goal, it is expected for students to participate and give their best effort on a daily basis. 

    • Be on time for class. Tardiness will result in a lower participation grade.

    • You will not be permitted to participate without proper clothing and/or footwear, thus affecting both your daily preparation and participation grades.

    • No food or drink is permitted in the gym areas, locker rooms or outdoor sites.

    • All technological devices and cell phones are not permitted in class unless otherwise instructed by the teacher.

    Students will earn a numerical and corresponding letter grade for each marking period, as per the district’s grading policy. Students’ overall marking period grade will consist of three parts: preparation (20%), participation (65%) and assessments (15%). Students will be assessed physically and/or cognitively based on the effort they are applying towards the techniques and concepts they learn in class. 

    SAFETY 


    At Watchung Hills, the safety of the student is a prime consideration in the development of our Physical Education program.  It is important to recognize the following safety practices for participating in Physical Education classes.
    • Students will show respect for both classmates and equipment while engaged in the class activity.
    • Students should not wear excessively loose or floppy clothing.  Footwear should provide adequate traction and support without endangering other students or marking playing surfaces. We encourage a separate pair of sneakers to be left in lockers for class.  Laces must be tied appropriately.
    • Items of jewelry such as rings, bracelets, watches, necklaces and earrings (studs are appropriate, none of the hoop or dangling variety) should be removed to avoid injury to the wearer and/or classmates.
    • Any piece of clothing, shirt, top, pants, etc. that is being worn for that day as school attire may not be worn as physical education attire 

     STUDENT LOCKER ROOM MANAGEMENT


     Students are encouraged to take all necessary precautions to keep valuables safe and locked up.  
    • Students are expected to use properly and care for the lockers and locker room area.
    • Lockers are not to be shared.
    • The student will purchase and be responsible for his/her lock.
    • Each marking period the students can choose and lock their personal belongings in a locker.
    • Large sums of money or valuable articles should not be brought to class, as well as backpacks, pocketbooks, and coats. Students are encouraged to utilize their hallway lockers to secure their valuables. In instances that these items are brought to class, they must be secured in their locker. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

    GRADING


    Students will earn a numerical and corresponding letter grade for each marking period, as per the district’s grading policy. Students’ overall marking period grade will consist of three parts: preparation (20%), participation (65%) and assessments (15%). Students will be assessed physically and/or cognitively based on the effort they are applying towards the techniques and concepts they learn in class. 
    • Preparation points - 20% of grade
    • Participation points - 65% of grade
    • Unit testing (written and/or skill) - 15% of grade
    Students will be assessed using a rubric for each activity that their teacher will share with them before each unit begins. 
    • If a student is unprepared for physical education, students will receive 0 points for preparation for that day.
    • Students will be able to make up an unprepared. (See Make-Up Policy below.)
    • At the end of each marking period, every third unprepared, that is not made up,  will result in a 10 point deduction of the final marking period grade.

    MAKE-UP POLICY


    • Students will have the opportunity to make up the unprepared classes once per week throughout the marking period. Arrangements must be made with the student’s teacher.
    • For each make-up class (2:15-2:40) students will receive 2 points for Daily Preparation and 2 points for Daily Participation.
    • Students may only make up 4 points total for one class unprepared.
    • For every two makeup classes attended, one unprepared will be subtracted from the grade book.
    • At the end of each marking period, every third unprepared, that is not made up, will result in a 10 point deduction of the final marking period grade.
    • Students will not be able to make up the 10 point deduction due to a third unprepared.
    • Deduction of points from Behavior/Discipline may NOT be made up.

    MEDICAL EXCUSE PROTOCOL


     
    • Students are permitted one teacher excuse per marking period.
    • Students are permitted one parent excuse, written and signed, per marking period.
    • Any additional days will be marked “unprepared” and/or must be made up within the timeframe of the marking period
    • In the event of a long term excuse (2 days or more) , a doctor’s note is required stating the length of excuse from PE and his/her return date back to class.