KINGSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
PHYSICAL EDUCATION GUIDELINES
Students are required to have the following:
- Athletic shorts/pants (no jeans, cargo shorts, etc.)
- Athletic shoes and socks
- Solid colored folder (3 brad style)
Shirts and shorts may be purchased through the school, but are not required. Clothes should be taken home on Fridays to be washed.
Students will be issued a lock and locker to keep school clothes and valuables in during class and to store gym clothes throughout the week. Only PE clothes are to be stored in lockers as access to locker rooms will be limited to the passing time between classes. You are responsible for the lock you are issued. If you lose or damage your lock you will be issued a new lock and fined $9 for the lost/damaged lock. Let your teacher know immediately if you are missing your lock!
LOCK UP ALL YOUR BELONGINGS AND VALUABLES
DURING AND AFTER CLASS! THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!
- You must be fully dressed and sitting in your roll spot five minutes after the beginning of the period or you will be marked tardy. This gives you 9 minutes to get to PE, get suited up, and sit in your roll spot.
- Towels are provided, showers are recommended.
- No perfumes, body splashes or aerosol sprays are allowed in the locker rooms or hallways.
- You will remain in the locker room hallway until dismissed by a PE teacher or the bell
- Report all injuries that occur in class to your PE teacher immediately.
- No ‘horseplay’ is allowed in the locker room, shower area, or gym at any time.
- Do not touch any equipment in the gym without teacher permission.
- No food or drink in the locker room or gym at any time.
- NO GUM IN THE GYM!
EXCUSE FROM PARTICIPATION
Physical Education is required by the State of Washington. PARTICIPATION IS MANDATORY. Absences must be made up or a loss of points will occur and your grade will be affected. Make-up slips are available in each locker room as well as on the PE teachers’ staff sites.
If you are at school, it is assumed that you will be able to participate in some capacity, even if it means just suiting up, stretching, and walking. You must suit up and participate to the best of your ability. If a student is unable to participate due to injury, i.e. sprained ankle, he/she must have a doctor’s note. When a student visits a medical professional, we encourage the note to read “limit running and jumping activities for one week” as opposed to “No PE” if in fact they are able to walk and stretch without further injuring themselves. This enables students to suit up and receive full credit for participating to the best of their ability.
A wide variety of activities will be taught in 1 to 3 week units. Some of the activities may include: soccer, speedball, flag football, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, floor hockey, pickleball, badminton, Frisbee, climbing, and low organized games. Fitness days occur 3 times a week and include: jogging, various running activities, aerobics, yoga, and circuit training. Additionally, our curriculum will incorporate health components related to nutrition, disease, and major body systems.
Our grading policy is based on the philosophy of providing a safe and fun learning environment. Students are graded on their effort level, not skill level. Therefore, it is imperative that all students suit up every day. Points may be deducted from your participation grade for things such as non-suits, absences not made-up, unsafe behavior, lack of effort, tardies, etc. Points will be distributed as follows: Fitness Days – 50%, Activity Days – 30%, Folders – 20%.
Each student registered for PE will be required to follow these guidelines. If you have any questions, please feel free to call KMS at 396-3400 or email your teacher. Our email addresses are as follows:
Mr. Falk – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Foreman – email@example.com