Louis Pasteur Middle School
Physical Education – Mr. Marks – email@example.com
Welcome to what is sure to be a fun and exciting experience in your life. Physical education is a dynamic and rewarding class that will provide many opportunities for you to grow as an individual. While physical education will not be easy, the challenges you face throughout the year will help prepare in your quest for health and happiness. The information in this syllabus is key to your success this year. Please read carefully!!
Students will be assessed based on the California State Model Content Standards for Physical Education. A five-point rubric will be used daily to assess productive participation in class (CA PEMCS 6.5.1.) A variety of summative assessments linked to the standards will be worth additional points. Absences count as “0 out of 0” for the daily points therefore not affecting the grade, but summative assessments must be made up. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they make up missed assignments/assessments.
Grades are then assigned accordingly based on points earned out of points possible:
100% or above = A+ 78-79% = C+
93-99% = A 73-77% = C
90-92% = A- 70-72% = C-
88-89% = B+ 68-69% = D+
83-87% = B 63-67% = D
80-82% = B- 60-62% = D-
59% or below = F
Students are required to wear a PE uniform purchased at school OR a solid white t-shirt & solid black gym shorts. Black sweatpants and sweatshirts are allowed for cold weather. Laced athletic shoes and socks are also required (NO SANDALS, BOOTS, HEELS or FLATS.) All jewelry should be removed prior to the beginning of class. Excessive “Non-Suits” will lower a student’s citizenship grade.
“Loaners” are available on a first come, first serve basis. “Loaners” should not be used habitually. Excessive use of “Loaners” will lower a student’s citizenship grade.
Students who are not in their designated roll call location when the bell rings will be marked tardy. Excessive tardies will lower a student’s citizenship grade.
REMEMBER: Early is on-time, and on-time is late.
Medical Excuses & Notes
Students must bring a note written and signed by their legal guardian in order to be excused from participation when sick or injured. Modifications will be made accordingly. Notes from parents/guardians are accepted for up to five consecutive days. A note from a physician is required after five days and the note should indicate when the student is able to return to class activities. Students will still be required to change clothing unless the injury prevents this from reasonably happening. Alternative (written) assignments will be given in some cases.
**If you use an inhaler for asthma please fill out the required paperwork in the front office which allows students to possess and use an inhaler on campus. Storing an “extra” inhaler in the office is highly recommended, as it is vitally important to have one on campus when it’s needed.
LOCK YOUR BELONGINGS!! Students must bring a lock in order to be assigned a basket. Do not leave any personal items unattended in the locker room. Do not share locks or lockers. Keep your combo private!! Small baskets are for PE items only. Tall lockers can be used to store school clothes and personal items during PE class time only. Label all PE clothes with student’s name (EX: J. Montana or S. Young.) Leave valuables at home or in your hall locker. While we do monitor the locker rooms closely, Louis Pasteur Middle School PE Department is not responsible for lost/stolen items.
Physical Education Behavior Expectations
1) RESPECT- Treat yourself, your teacher, and your classmates with respect by following instructions and holding yourself to a high standard of behavior. Use appropriate language and gestures. Treat others as you wish to be treated. Maintain personal space and keep your hands to yourself.
2) RESPONSIBILITY- Bring your clothing PE and dress out every day…Failing to prepare is preparing to fail!! Stay on task. PE is a class – treat it as such. Have fun, but focus on the lesson or activity. Be punctual and use equipment appropriately.
3) KINDNESS- Be kind whenever possible… it’s always possible. Consider the rights of others before your feelings and the feelings of others before your rights. Be a problem solver, not a problem starter.
4) SAFETY- Be aware of your surroundings. Follow all instructions. Stay within the school boundaries. Do not leave class without permission. This includes going to get water & using the restroom. Safety is not MY job, nor is it YOUR job… it’s OUR job!!!
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Special concerns for your child (asthma, food allergies, etc.):