• Long Physical Education Department
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    Fit For LIfe

    Dear Parents,
       
       It is hard to believe that summer is over and school has started again. We are looking forward to having your child in physical education class this year. In order to have a safe and productive learning environment the school-wide discipline plan will be enforced. In addition students may have a time-out from an activity for misbehavior after the warning.
     
    Grade Policy in elementary physical education is based primarily  on three areas:
     
    * Participation- Numerous time-out or infractions will affect grade
     
    * Attitude
     
    * Effort
     
       If there is a time when your child can not participate due to injury or illness please send a note to the school. If longer that 3 days we must have a doctors excuse, otherwise it will be considered an excused absence. Please make sure that your child brings tennis shoes every day. Also, if your child likes to wear dresses or skirts to school it is very helpful to have them wear shorts underneath.
     
       Physical education not only teaches the psycho-motor domain but the cognitive and affective domains as well. Our goal is to have every student experience success. We do not stress competition. Instead we stress that if you do your best then you are a winner. Good sportsmanship and teamwork are very important not only in the gym but in real life situations too. Good sportsmanship is always required in class!
     
       Health instruction will also be incorporated into the physical education curriculum. Students will have health instruction during their physical education time one day a week. The two grades will be combined for a PE/Health grade each grading period. Students will be learning about various health-related topics including character education. Students will be graded on the E, G, S, N, U scale.
     
    (E-excellent G-good S-satisfactory N-needs improvement U-unsatisfactory)
     
    We are looking forward to having a great year!!! If you have any questions please call during our (Conference time 7:45-8:30) at 956-427-3140.