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MUHS Physical Education Information and Requirements

Contact Information:

Dave Moncibaez dmoncibaez@muhs.com

Office Hours: M-F 8am-8:20am, after school until 4pm

Course Description

Physical education is designed to improve total physical fitness. Aerobic conditioning in the form of cardio circuits and a variety of running activities will be included to improve cardiovascular fitness. Proper nutrition and health are emphasized and encouraged. Students will be longitudinally assessed on all components of fitness.

Expectations

Students will participate in a variety of fitness activities, including calisthenics, running, plyometrics, circuit training, team and individual sports. Students will also develop skill-related fitness, such as speed, power, reaction time, and agility, which will enhance overall fitness. Students are expected to fully participate in every activity, to challenge themselves physically, display teamwork and camaraderie, and to give their best effort at all times. Students will also have essential lessons on Wednesdays throughout the year. Those days the students does not have to dress out.

Required Materials

1.        Appropriate P.E uniform

2.        Appropriate athletic sneakers

3.        Water!!!!!!!!!!

#1 Preparation and Attendance:

You must be dressed and at roll call 5 minutes after the tardy bell rings. Roll is also taken at the beginning and end of the period. No backless sneakers, sandals, loosely-tied sneakers, or wedge sneakers allowed. Sweat shirts and sweatpants may be worn in cold weather outside.

10 pts: Fully and appropriately dressed. On time for roll call and present.

7-9 pts: Not fully dressed out, tardy.

1-5 pts:  No uniform or only half uniform, tardy.

0 pts: Non-dress or shoes unsafe so cannot participate. Class cut (not present at end of class).

*** You are still required to participate even if you are not dressed out. (Exception: unsafe shoes.)

#2 Effort:

10 pts: Tries hard at everything instructor asks you to do.  Teacher can see student doing his personal best (running the full mile even though student is fatigued, student perseveres and does not give up or shrink from challenges, student is visibly proud of their self).

7-9 pts: Average to good effort. Performs most skills with honest effort but not all.

1-5 pts: Half-hearted try. Perhaps quits or does not push through difficult exercise.

0 pts: Does not try at all.

#3 Behavior

10 pts: Follows all rules. Maturely accepts teacher’s compliments and advice. Encourages classmates and promotes cooperation, fairness, respect, and camaraderie.

8-9 pts: Student is almost always courteous, fair, and friendly to classmates, but needs one reminder.

7 pts: A neutral presence. Teacher cannot discern any especially friendly or encouraging conduct but neither is the student rude or disruptive.

3-6 pts: Student spends much of the time engaged in argument, ridiculing teammates, or cheating.

0-2 pts: Student is sitting out as behavior is detrimental to the group.

What to do if you are ill: You may be excused from activity for TWO classes with a parent note and phone number. You will lose points for the days you missed, but will be able to make them up. For illnesses and injuries lasting longer than two days, you must provide a doctor’s (or health provider’s) note or a note from the school nurse.

Absences and illnesses or injuries: All non-participation days must be made upIf you miss class because you are participating in a sport or school activity, classes must be made up within allotted time. Class cuts cannot be made up.

Lockers and Locks: The P.E. dept. will issue you a lock. Do not take it out of the locker room. For lost locks there is a $5-dollar charge. DO NOT SHARE YOUR COMBINATION WITH ANYONE. Neither the teacher nor the school is responsible for missing, stolen, or lost items from the locker room, the gym, or the fields. Lock up purses, backpacks, school clothing or anything you bring to Physical Education.

Please bring water to class. No other sports drinks, sodas, energy drinks or food is permitted. If I see an energy drink, I will take it away.

No cell phones, iPods or similar devices permitted to be visible or used during class. If seen, they will be taken to the front office.

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