Policy & Procedures

PHYSICAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Physical education and health are required subjects in the State of New Jersey and all students must successfully complete four years in order to graduate. The Physical Education Program provides two days of cardiovascular conditioning and three days of selected sports and activities each week. Students must actively participate in physical education every day in order to be successful. The following guidelines will assist students in this endeavor:

1. Students must change from school clothes to gym clothes in order to be prepared for physical education. The gym uniform consists of a T-shirt, shorts, white sweat socks, sneakers, and a warm-up suit for cool days. Any student who does not dress for gym will receive an "unprepared" and will be excluded from participating on that day.2. Students are expected to be prepared for and to actively participate in gym class in order to earn credit. If a student is "Unprepared" for his/her physical eduation class, special physical education make up classes will be scheduled.  Students making up an "Unprepared" will jog 1.7 miles in 20 minutes.  There will be four make-up days per marking period, 2 for each cycle on Tuesdays and Thursday at 2:20 PM.  

ALL MAKEUPS MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN ONE WEEK AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE ACTIVITY CYCLE IN WHICH THE "UNPREPARED" HAS OCCURRED.

 3. The Physical Education Program consists of eight 4½ week activity cycles. There are two cycles in each quarter. All students in grades 11 and 12 will participate in seven physical education cycles and one quarter of health or driver education. Physical education quarter grades is determined by averaging the grade earned in the two activity cycles, which comprised that quarter. As previously stated, students are expected to be prepared every day. If a student is "unprepared," his/her earned grade will be reduced by one letter grade for that quarter.

4. Two "unprepareds," which are not made up, will result in the reduction of the quarter grade by two letter grades.

a. Students who are "unprepared" more than three days in a quarter will receive a failing grade in that quarter, unless the "unprepared" has been made up.

b. Any student who accumulates more than Ten "Unprepareds" will fail Physical Education for the Year. In order to aviod failing, makeups must be completed within one week of the close of the cycle in which the unprepareds occurred.

c. Only the principal or his/her designee has the authority to overturn this decision.

5. Students will be assigned a locker and are to provide their own lock to secure their gym equipment. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO SHARE LOCKERS.

6. The school is not responsible for personal items unlocked, left out in the open, and unattended by students in the locker room.

7. The usage of aerosol spray cans is prohibited in the locker rooms. Aerosol containers will be confiscated. Students who persist in using aerosol spray cans will be subject to disciplinary actions.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION EXCUSES

A student with a doctor’s note must first have the physical education teacher initial the note and then bring it to the health office. Do not leave the note with the physical education teacher.  A parents note for a student to miss physical education class will not be accepted.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION MEDICAL EXCUSES

A doctors written note will allow the student to be excused from physical education class. The doctor may recommend activities in which the student can participate, or not participate.  Doctor's notes must be received prior to or during the period of time that the student is excused. If the doctor’s note reads "until further notice," an additional note will be needed for re-entry into class activity, and the note will be needed to validate an extended excuse.

The medical note should include the reason the student is out of gym. "Personal" will be accepted for certain reasons. Notes from chiropractors MUST state the problem.

WRITTEN WORK REQUIRED WHEN MEDICALLY EXCUSED

Students who are medically excused from physical education for more than Ten Consecutive school days are required to complete written work in order to gain credit. All written work will be evaluated and students will earn a grade for each period of time (cycle) that they are medically excused. There will be a new assignment for each cycle on Physical Education Medical Google Classroom  Students turn in their medical excuse to the Nurse must get the Password for Medical Assignments Google Classroom.

Health Requirements

Each grade will have a quarter or marking period of health educations.  Freshman Health class is an overview of several health related topics The sophomores will have Driver's Education Theory class, where they will take the NJ Motor Vehicle test to obtain their Driving Permit. The high school does not teach behind the wheel.   Juniors will take CPR/AED First Aid Training.  In this class the students will learn CPR for infant, child and Adult, while learning to use an AED.  They also will be taught first aid.  During the class the students will take the test to be certified for CPR/AED.  Senior Health class is Life After High School.

 

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