Physical Education Handbook
FLOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION
WELCOME TO FLOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL'S HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION WEB PAGE. THE WEB PAGE IS DESIGNED PROVIDE BOTH STUDENTS AND PARENTS WITH UPDATED INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO THE CURRICULUM.
Table of Contents:
Ø P.E. Mission Statement
Ø Welcome Letter and Contact Info
Ø P.E. and Locker Room Expectations
Ø Units of Instruction
Ø P.E. Uniform
Ø Swimming Unit
P.E. Mission Statement
PHYSICAL EDUCATION IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE TOTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM. OUR MISSION AT FLOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL IS TO PROVIDE ALL STUDENTS WITH A POSITIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION EXPERIENCE. WE STRIVE TO EMPOWER ALL STUDENTS TO SUSTAIN REGULAR, LIFELONG PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS A FOUNDATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCES AS WELL AS LIVING A HEALTHY AND PRODUCTIVE LIFE.
The Physical Education Department would like to welcome you to an action-packed and fun-filled year. First, we would like to inform you of what is expected of your child in the Flood Middle School Physical Education Program.
As you would expect, there are significant changes from the Elementary program beginning with the wearing of uniforms. The reason for uniforms is to provide safe active wear for each student. Uniforms can be purchased at Top Tees in Paradise Green. In addition to changing into proper Physical Education attire on a regular basis, students are also required to remove all jewelry prior to the start of each class. Students who do not bring a change of clothes will still be required to participate in the class activities, but will receive half credit for that particular class period.
Finally, students will be issued their own locker in our locker rooms. It is important that each student remember their locker combination and students should never share their combination with anyone else. We have not had many problems in the past, however, things seem to disappear from time to time when lockers are not secured properly.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please feel free to contact the Physical Education Staff at 385-4280. Your support and encouragement is greatly appreciated. If you would prefer, please e-mail us at:
Mrs. McGlone – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Bowcock- email@example.com
Your son/daughter will be graded in each unit of instruction in four areas:
Participation/Effort – 50% = in uniform and participating to best ability.
Skill Performance – 20% = demonstration of proper skills related to unit.
Knowledge - 20% = understanding of content through oral or written assessment of main concepts.
Attitude/Behavior - 10% = following directions, respecting others.
Your child’s effort is a very important part of his/her success in Physical Education. If the effort that they put forth is consistently good, their grade will reflect that.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION GUIDELINES
When in the gymnasium, the following expectations apply:
STUDENTS WILL NOT CHEW GUM, EAT CANDY, FOOD OR DRINK IN THE GYMNASIUM.
STUDENTS WILL NOT HANG ON THE RIMS OR BASKETBALL NETS.
STUDENTS WILL FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS THE FIRST TIME THEY ARE GIVEN.
STUDENTS WILL BE PREPARED FOR CLASS WITH PE UNIFORM AND SNEAKERS, AND WILL BE ON TIME TO THEIR ATTENDANCE SPOT.
STUDENTS WILL REFRAIN FROM PUSHING AND SHOVING OTHER STUDENTS AS WELL AS SHOUTING AT OTHERS.
STUDENTS WILL USE ALL EQUIPMENT AS THE TEACHER HAS INSTRUCTED.
STUDENTS WILL TREAT EVERYONE WITH KINDNESS, COURTESY AND RESPECT.
STUDENTS ARE NOT TO LEAVE THE GYMNASIUM UNTIL DISMISSAL TIME.
LOCKER ROOM GUIDELINES
When in the locker room, the following expectations apply:
STUDENTS WILL USE PROPER TONE OF VOICE.
STUDENTS WILL REFRAIN FROM THROWING OBJECTS.
STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REMEMBERING THEIR OWN COMBINATION TO THEIR LOCKER.
STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITED TO SHARE LOCKERS.
STUDENTS WILL USE LOCKERS PROPERLY…NO SLAMMING OR KICKING OF THE LOCKERS WILL BE TOLERATED.
STUDENTS ARE NOT TO ENTER THE GYM OFFICE WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM YOUR TEACHER.
UNITS OF INSTRUCTION
During the Flood Middle School Physical Education experience students will be exposed to a wide variety of sports and activities. Listed below are the units of instruction that are taught over the course of the school year. These units are subject to change.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION UNIFORM
During the middle school physical education experience students are required to change into safe and appropriate clothing on a daily basis. A Physical Education uniform is required for all middle school students. The uniform consists of a Grey short sleeve t -shirt with their last name on the back and a pair of shorts (optional). This uniform ensures that all students will be dressed appropriately for class allowing them to participate to the best of their ability. The uniform can be purchased at Top Tees in Paradise Green.
3588 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06614
All 7th and 8th grade classes will be participating in a Swim Unit this academic year. All students should wear a one piece bathing suit and bring their own towel to use. Specifically designed swim shirts (aka rash guards), goggles (that do not cover the nose), and swim caps will be allowed in the water. If you or your son/daughter have any questions of what is allowed or not, please contact either Mr. Bowcock or Mrs. McGlone. Any additional clothing items or swim apparatus are not permitted in the pool. Students who are unprepared will be required to complete swimming assignments particular to the skill being taught that day. Due to the nature of this performance based unit, students who complete the written assignment will only earn half credit for that particular class as the teachers cannot assess a student’s performance when the student does not enter the pool. An extra credit assignment will be offered at the conclusion of the unit for students who wish to improve their grade for the unit. Extra credit assignment is listed below: