Ms. Bakers’ Physical Education Expectations and Guidelines
Code of Conduct
- Respect for Self
- Students will dress in their PE uniform daily and wear athletic shoes
- Students will always try their best during daily activities
- Students will keep a positive attitude
- Students will be honest at all times
- Respect for Others
- Students will follow all instructions and safety rules
- Students will be friendly, courteous, and helpful
- Students will remain still and quiet while others are speaking
- Students will be a good sport toward others during any activity
- Respect for My Surroundings
- Students will keep the PE locker room area clean and in good condition
- Students will lock up all belongings in their own locker without leaving items on the floor
- Students will handle all PE equipment with care
- Students will be careful to not damage anything that belongs to others
- Students should have P.E. clothes for each class day.
- Gym uniform consisting blue shorts and gray “Oswego Phys Ed” shirt. You may NOT wear any clothes under your uniform that you wore to school. Uniforms are sold in the PE office ($10 for blue shorts and $10 for a shirt)
- Athletic shoes should be rubber-soled, non-marking athletic shoes. The shoes must have a back heel, and need to be properly tied or fastened.
- Sweats/leggings/athletic type pants may be worn with the PE uniform. These cannot be the same clothes worn to school that day, and they need to be consistently the same. (Don't wear different ones every week. Keep it the same)
- Uniforms are not to be modified in any way. Drawing on, cutting, ripping, wearing backwards or inside out will result in point deductions or having to buy a new uniform.
- DO NOT BORROW CLOTHES FROM OTHER STUDENTS!
- There are no longer rentals available if you forget your uniform. It is the students’ responsibility to have their uniform for class.
- If you have lost your uniform, please inform your teacher immediately and make arrangements to purchase another set.
- Not dressing for PE class will negatively affect your grade in a big way so be responsible!
- Valuables are YOUR responsibility. Keep your valuables locked in your gym locker. Make sure the lock and locker work correctly and LOCK IT. If not, notify a teacher and the problem can be dealt with.
- DO NOT bring an item of extreme value to class (cell phone, cash, expensive jewelry); locking them up is no guarantee of safety.
- Combination locks will be provided and lockers should be locked at all times. Only authorized locks given out by the P.E. teachers may be used in the locker room. No exceptions! The cost to replace a lost or damaged lock will be $5.
- Students will be assigned a locker and are responsible for locking all belongings up at the beginning and end of class in his/her assigned locker. Failure to do so may result in lost or stolen valuables, uniforms, and locks.
- DO NOT leave books, clothes, or any personal items on the bench or the floor in the locker room. LOCK EVERYTHING UP!
- Students will need to remember their own combinations. Don't tell other students the combination to your lock.
- Clothes/valuables must be locked in a small locker when a student is not in class. Large lockers are to be used by 8th graders.
- If you bring books/folders to class, they must be locked up in a locker (NOT on a bench).
- The Plank PE Department is NOT responsible for lost or stolen items. LOCK UP ALL YOUR BELONGINGS!!
- CELL PHONES ARE NOT TO BE USED OR VISIBLE IN THE LOCKER ROOM OR GYM AREA. PHONES SHOULD BE LOCKED IN YOUR LOCKER AND OUT OF SIGHT!!
- Students are expected to be in their squad spot (assigned seat).
- Students have 4 minutes to dress and be in their squad spot from the time the bell rings.
- The Plank PE department will follow the school tardy policy as well as deduct points. On the first and second tardy, students will receive a warning. On the third tardy, a detention will be issued. Anything beyond 3 tardies will also earn a detention and possibly an office referral if it becomes excessive .
- At NO time should you TOUCH equipment unless instructed by the teachers.
- You are not to leave the gym for any reason without permission.
- You must wait in the gym for the bell before going to your next class or to your locker.
- Safety and order are two very important aspects in Physical Education. Students must adhere to all safety guidelines and classroom rules provided by the instructor. If an accident happens, please report immediately to the instructor.
- Activities will begin only after the teacher arrives.
- Equipment will be left alone until activities begin.
- Locker rooms are for changing clothes, not horseplay or excessive socializing.
- The students will respect the instructor and remain quiet while teaching is in progress.
- As per handbook, NO FOOD, DRINKS, or GUM is allowed in the gym area.
- Items NOT allowed in the locker room: gum, candy, food, drinks, lotion, glass containers, cologne, perfume, and body sprays. These items could present a safety or health hazard and are not permitted. Lunch bags are an exception if the student has lunch the next period.
- Athletic shoes and socks must be worn at all times. Shoes must be tied so they do not fall off during activity. You may not wear slides, sandals, flip flops or boots in PE class. **If you do not have appropriate shoes for class you may not participate in any activities**
- Class participation is the most important aspect of Physical Education. It is your responsibility to be in class every day ready to participate in an issued Plank Physical Education uniform.
- If you are absent from class, it is YOUR responsibility to see your teacher for a make-up assignment.
- Each quarter you will be given 5 excused absences/medical absent days before points are deducted.
- If you are not feeling well, please dress and do the best you can for that day. Let the teacher know your situation prior to class.
- If you cannot participate, you must bring a note from home stating the reason for not participating. One note from home may only excuse a student for a total of two days. THE DATES MUST BE STATED ON THE NOTE.
- If you are to be excused for an extended period of time, you must have a doctor’s note stating the reason and length of time that you are to be excused. You will need to ask the doctor for this as they will probably not think to offer one.
- If you are able to walk to class, have the doctor design a modified program of activities you may perform. (What can you do?)
INJURED STUDENT PROCEDURES
- If the student will be out 2 days or less, the student will attend class. However, at the teacher’s discretion, the student may be sent to an alternative location if safety is a concern. The student will be given an alternative assignment or be given the chance to make up any missing points/assignments when he/she is able to return to active participation.
- If the student is out for greater than 3 days but not over 50% of the semester (42-46 days), he/she will be sent to an alternative location. The student will be given alternative assignments to rectify any missing grades.
- If the student will be out for over 50% of the semester (42-46 days), he/she will be coded MX (Medical Excused) and placed in a study hall. No alternative PE assignments will be given. If the student is already in a study hall, he/she will be given an alternative placement to be determined by building administrators/counselors. NOTE: This only applies to students who will be missing greater than 42-46 days in the same semester. If the student will be out for 45 days but only 20 of those days would be in a given quarter, then the teacher would follow the guidelines listed in #2.
As a district, we are moving to adopt the Common Core standards. These standards are being adopted as part of a national movement to raise performance expectations for students. The overarching goal of the Common Core standards is to better prepare students for the demands of college and careers in our global economy. The English language arts standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language are also translated to literacy standards in history, social studies, science, and technical subjects. Physical education is considered a technical subject. The expectation is that students will develop literacy skills specific to these subject areas in addition to what they learn in their English language arts classes.
Performance – 50%: Daily cooperation and productivity, game play, sportsmanship and attitude, safety, following rules, application of skills practiced and individual fitness plan/goals
Reading/Writing 15% Written tests on rules, strategy, terminology, and skills. Any other written work.
Classwork – 35% Responsibility - Dressing for class (PE shirt, PE shorts, and tennis shoes).
Participation - 0%: Record keeping (fitness scores, work completion, measures of effort)