PE Course Expectations

*Learning to Move, Moving to Learn*


PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
2018-2019
Mr. C.Anderson, Mr. J.Case, Mr. C. Dockery, Ms. S.O’Neal,
Mr. J.Stendeback, Mr. J.Theodosiou, Ms. T.Wideman,
Ms. B.Willis, Ms. V.Wojtow
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LMS PE VISION
To Develop a Dynamic Physical Education Program Focusing on a Child's
Physical, Mental, and Social Well Being Through Lifetime Activities.


WELCOME
Our Physical Education staff consists of nine teachers whose responsibilities include
teaching all of the physical education and health classes throughout the year.  We will
provide your child with a variety of activities including individual and team sports in
addition to two 3-week units of health instruction for all grade levels.  Our hope is
that by providing our students with a wide variety of activities they will develop lifelong
health and fitness habits. We are looking forward to a great year!


OBJECTIVES
To participate in a variety of physical activities that will lead to the development of
  coordination, strength, endurance, and specific sports skills.


To develop a commitment to personal lifetime fitness.


To develop positive attitudes to maintain physical, social, emotional, and mental health.


To understand the components of fitness and the benefits of exercise.

EXPECTATIONS


WHAT TO WEAR:
- White or Ladue logo t-shirt
- Blue or black  athletic bottoms (PE uniform is not changing for 7th and 8th grade)
- Socks and tennis shoes
Optional: sweatshirt/sweatpants  of any color for cooler weather



Students will NOT be allowed to participate in the current unit without a change of clothing,
however students will be expected to be in their attendance rows and participate in the daily warm-ups.  
***Our goal is to move towards more uniformity and consistency with the new PE uniforms



UNPREPARED FOR CLASS:
If students forget clothing, they may check out a pair of shorts and a T-shirt from their teacher
for that day (IF AVAILABLE!) so they can participate. Students will only be allowed to check out
clothing 2 times in a quarter.
  • 1st Unprepared  = Warning/lowering of citizenship grade for the week
  • 2nd Unprepared = Parent Contact/lowering of citizenship grade for the week
After borrowing twice or not dressing out, students will call home and be expected
to complete a writing assignment for each day they do not have clothes.  Students that refuse
to complete the written assignment will not earn citizenship/participation points for the day!


ILLNESS OR INJURY:  
  • Parent notes are good for 2 consecutive days. The student, however, will be expected to
dress out and participate to the best of his/her ability. Thereafter, a doctor’s note
 is required with the date the student can return to normal activity.  Students with long-term
excuses will be given an alternate assignment to be completed upon their return to physical
education class.


  • Students are allowed 3 excused absences from PE class.  Any more than 3 absences requires
30 minutes of activity for each day missed, along with a parent signature.


TARDIES
Students need to be in the locker room before the bell rings or it will result in a school-wide tardy.
Students late to the gym may not earn warm-up points.


HEALTH
A health unit is required of all students.  Students will be pulled out of their physical education
class two times a year for a three week health class.  The health instructor will explain the grading
policy during the beginning of each health section.  A new course expectation form will be brought
home, which will need to be signed and returned. Health will count as 40% of your PE grade.


HEART RATE MONITORS (7TH AND 8TH GRADE ONLY)
7th and 8th grade students will wear heart rate monitors during certain units of PE. Students
may purchase a heart rate monitor strap of their own for the year for $15. The staff will
have straps available if you decide to borrow instead of purchasing your own.  Please make all
checks payable to Ladue Middle School.


OTHER POLICIES
- NO gum/candy/food in locker room or gyms.
- NO jewelry that could interfere with activity.
- NO glass containers in the locker room.
- Locks will be provided and should remain locked when not in use.
Lost locks are $8 to replace.


GRADING PROCEDURES
Academic grades will be based on class participation, health, and fitness assessments.
 A point system determines each quarter grade. Each quarter 40% of the grade is based on participation,
40% of the grade will be for health, 20% will be for fitness testing.


DAILY POINT SYSTEM
Class participation            1 point
Warm-ups                         1 point
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                                        2 daily points total      
*Citizenship grades for Physical Education will be based on the same criteria found in the student
handbook.


Fitness Testing: Worth 20% of every student’s grade.


Improve in 4 out of 4- 100%
Improve in 3 out 4- 85%
Improve in 2 out 4- 70%
Improve in 1 out 4- 65%
Improve in 0 out 4- 50%
*All Students are allowed one (1) retest per fitness component

CLIMBING WALL WAIVER/RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM (PLEASE READ)
I understand and hereby acknowledge that participation in the activities registered for involve INHERENT
RISKS AND HAZARDS. I VOLUNTARILY accept and assume all such RISKS AND HAZARDS and do
hereby release Ladue School District from any and all liability including, but not limited to bodily injury,
personal injury, and/or property damage and to save and hold harmless Ladue School District, its agents
and employees from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action of whatsoever kind or nature resulting
from my VOLUNTARY participation in said activities.


As the parent or legal guardian of the minor children listed on the course expectations page, I further
understand and agree that:


1. I am responsible for their actions and that the above stated provisions of this WAIVER AND RELEASE
OF LIABILITY apply to each of them, their heirs, successors, assigns, and legal representatives; and
2. Any future claims or charges, known or unknown, are barred should the minor child/children upon
reaching the age of majority (age 18 and 21) attempt to bring a separate claim, demand or cause of action
against Ladue School District.


QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS:
Female P.E. teachers (314)983-5526
Male P.E. teachers  (314)983-5525
E-mail: teacher’s first initial last name @ladueschools.net


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Please Sign and Return
Please sign this form indicating that you have read the guidelines and policies for physical education.
 Return the signed portion to one of your physical education teachers.


Student_____________________________ Hour___________________


Phone Number_______________________ E-mail_____________________


Parent Signature_________________________________________________

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