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Physical Education & Health

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADES

Physical Education Grades – At the beginning of each marking period all students recieve a satisfactory (passing) grade in Effort and Conduct. Lack of effort or poor behavior in class will show on Power School that the student is deficient in those areas.

The student’s final trimester grade in PE is based on individual skills, game skills, knowledge of rules, team play, sportsmanship, effort, and conduct.

Students in Grades 1 and 2 are graded on basic Physical Education Skills, Effort, and Conduct. They will receive a skills evaluation sheet to let you know how they are performing in certain areas. For example, locomotor skills, ball skills, jump rope skills, tumbling skills, rhythmic activities, game skills, etc. On their report card they will receive a “PLUS MARK +” (Very Good), a “SLASH MARK / ” (Satisfactory) or a “MINUS – ” (Needs Improvement).

Students in Grades 3 and 4 will also receive a skills evaluation sheet along with their regular trimester grade.

Conduct in Physical Education class – All students should demonstrate the 6 traits of Good Character (A Life Skill) during PE Class. Those traits are: Trustworthy, Responsibility, Respect, Fairness, Caring, and Good Citizenship. If a student fails to do so he or she will be removed from the activity. In addition Grades 6, 7, and 8 will also follow the policy for self -discipline.

Students are also expected to do “NED”. This stands for: Never give up, Encourage others, Do your best.

HEALTH GRADES – MAJOR CHANGES ON THE NEW REPORT CARDS FOR GRADES 3 TO 8

Health is still a Minor Subject even though it is now listed as a Sub Code under Physical Education. Grading for Health has now changed to a + (PLUS) Exceeds Expections (A numerical Grade of 90 or above or a letter Grade of Very Good or Outstanding). / (CHECK) Meets Expectations (A numerical Grade of 75 to 89 or a letter Grade of Satisfactory or Good). – (MINUS) Does Not Meet Expectations (A numerical Grade of 74 or lower or a letter Grade of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory).

A minimun Health Grade of a / CHECK is required in order to receive Honor Status.

HOW DO I FIND OUT WHAT MY CHILD’S GRADE IS IN HEALTH CLASS??? In order to find out your child’s Health Grade you must go to Physical Education on Power School and touch the numerical Grade in the Trimester column. This will open up so you may see your child’s Health test scores, homework assignments, etc. However, it will not give you their average for the trimester. In order to find out their trimester average you must compute their average by going back to the old formula of adding their grades and dividing by the number of items for that trimester.

(A check mark under a homework assignment has no numerical or letter grade value it means that the assignment has been completed. A zero (0) under a homework assignment means that the assignment was not completed and the zero will be averaged into their grade until the assignment IS COMPLETED.)

Health for Grades 6, 7 and 8 – If you wish to know the procedure for health class rules, homework, and tests ask your son/daughter to show you “The Pledge” which should be their very first page of their health notebook. The main factors for determining the students health grade are: Test scores, Homework assignments, Projects, Participation in class.

Health for Grades 3 through 5 – The main factors for determining the students health grade are: Knowledge of the material, Participation in class, and completed homework assigments.