COURSE OVERVIEW:  The development of a wide variety of sport skills and an understanding of how to maintain good health and fitness are the major goals of this course.
    GRADING:  Each student receives a grade for each unit of study.  The report card grade is an average of the units covered during that quarter.  Approximately 50% of the grade is based on daily personal and social responsibility.  For this reason, it is essential that the student be prepared to participate with sneakers, shorts,t-shirt, and sweats (for colder days), and a positive attitude.  Approximately 50% of the student's grade is based on the daily application of practice time.  Listening to directions, following directions, and full participation are emphasized in this category. 
    MISSED WORK:  Students who miss class for any reason should see their teacher to arrange for make-up work if necessary.  Medically excused students must also see their teacher for alternative activities or assignments.
    1.  LOCK YOUR LOCKER:  Always lock your belongings in a locker.
    2.  BE PREPARED AND ON TIME:  Report to class on time with a change of clothes:  sneakers (no platform or backless), shorts, and a t-shirt.  You have five minutes to report to the assigned area with all personal business finished.  Girls are expected to have a one piece bathing suit for swimming classes.  All students should be prepared with a towel and bathing suit in the fall.  In inclement weather, we might be using the pool as a teaching station.
    3.  FOLLOW DIRECTIONS:  Be quiet and attentive during instruction and follow directions the first time they are given.
    4.  PARTICIPATE:  Participate in all activities unless medically excused.  Stay in the activity area until you are released by your teacher.
    5.  SHOW GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP:  Play fairly, follow the rules of the game, no hitting, pushing, checking, cursing, etc.  Be supportive of everyone.
    6.  CELL PHONES:  Cell phones and electronic devices are to remain in your hallway locker.  School policy will be followed if a student has a cell phone while in Physical Education class.