JASON MACDONALD

1-3 Health, 5-7 PE

Homeroom: Gym
Email: macdonald_jason@asdk12.org
JASON MACDONALD

PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADE(S) 7-8
Class Introduction: MEARS PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Dear Parent/Guardian(s)
Welcome from the physical education department at Mears Middle School. We are working daily to encourage fitness in our youth. Our daily program consists of
a stretching and calisthenic warm up period followed by a daily run/jog. We devote nearly one third of our activity period to personal fitness. The rest of the period
is spent on a short introductory unit of either an individual or team sport.
How can you as a parent help? The most recent studies of youth fitness show a marked decrease in the level of fitness among teenagers, previously the most fit
of all age groups. Our staff is very concerned about this, but we need your help to ensure that your child has the proper clothing and is ready to participate every
day. Please continue to encourage physical fitness as much as possible. Thank you for all that you can do to help develop a fitness awareness in your student.
The MEARS school store has a full supply of inexpensive PE clothing available with new colors/logos.

Mr. MacDonald
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MEARS PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASS ORGANIZATION
I. Clothing Requirements:
A. Socks, Athletic footwear “properly laced”, Gray or white Tee Shirt, Gray Shorts and/or Gray Sweat Pants. ( NO SPANDEX)
1. PERMANENTLY MARK PE CLOTHING WITH LAST NAME AND FIRST INITIAL (left front on all items)
B. Students must be dressed out to participate in class.
C. NON DRESS POLICY:
1. First non-dress the student calls home and receives a zero for daily grade.
2. Second non-dress the student calls home, receives a detention and a zero.
3. Third non-dress the student calls home, receives ISS and a zero.
II.     Student responsibilities:
A. Attend class and participate daily.
1. Students must be in the locker room by the end of passing time.
2. Dress out and sit in locker room until dismissed by an instructor.
3. Remain with class at all times.
B. Lock all personal items in locker before and after class.
C. Report injury or illness to instructor immediately.
D. Only a note from parent or guardian will excuse participation from 1 to 3 days. Student will be allowed make up opportunities.
E. Provide a note from a doctor if unable to participate due to medical problems for 4 or more consecutive days. The student will meet with his/her counselor to
determine an action plan.
III.     Grading:
A. Daily points for participation, behavior and effort.
B. Participation includes exercises, running and unit activities.
C.Test points.
D. Make up options for excused absences will be offered during lunch.
No Food, Drink, Gum, Glass Containers, or Aerosol Cans are allowed in the Locker Rooms or Gym.
Grading Scale
A     100 % - 90 %
B     89 % - 80 %
C     79 % - 70 %
D     69 % - 60 %
F     59 % - below
     


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