The PE department at San Lorenzo Valley High School offers a variety of courses including Dual & Individual sports, Team sports, a zero period focusing on weight training and sports PE designated for students who participate in extra-curricular athletics. We are committed to helping students enhance their physical performance and knowledge of sport and exercise. Course 1 is a pre-requisite for all freshmen, while Course 2, Sports PE and zero period Weight Training are all options to fulfill the required 2nd year of PE. All students must pass the statewide FitnessGram, a series of physical tests.
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SLVHS Physical Education Department Policies and Philosophy
Students are graded on:
- Dressing Out – dressing out is important for:
- Safety, the uniform makes student visibly accessible to the teacher in wide open areas
- Uniform doesn’t have pockets, buttons, zippers or anything else that a body part can get hooked on and cause Proper Attire: All students are expected to wear SLVHS PE uniform (shirt & shorts, or shirt & personal sweats). Thesean injury or damage facilities/equipment can be purchased from their PE Teacher. Shirt $12, Shorts $12. A Heart Rate Strap is also needed $5. There are additional PE apparel that is available, Sweats $15, Hoodie $20
- Participation – This includes, weight room activities, running activities and our sports/individual dual activities
- Sportsmanship – playing by the rules, playing well with others, language etc.
- Effort/improvement – basically trying to improve their physical fitness, especially with their weight room workouts and timed runs which are measurable. 9th graders work to improve on their baseline FitnessGram tests. Lessons are worth various point totals depending on what the lesson for any specific class may ask of them. A block day will be divided into, dressing out, CrossFit or Strength activity, a Cardio portion, either a timed run, Fall Creek run or some type of intervals on the track, and then whatever unit is being taught badminton, basketball, water polo etc. Length of Units: Mostly units are 3-4 weeks, but we adjust them according to interest of the students.
Medical Excuses (Doctor’s notes):
It is the Physical Education Department’s policy that any medical excuse from a doctor that will last 6 weeks or more will result in the student not being able to earn full credit for that semester of class. A student must be able to perform physically in class for at least 12 weeks of the semester in order to receive a grade. Modified activities are available, but there is a minimum that needs to be met in order to receive full credit for a semester of Physical Education.
Note: if more than one week (3 P.E. classes) will be missed, a doctor’s note is required.
- A student that doesn’t participate for any non-excusable reason: Loses points, then they can go to makeup days and receive 60% of the total points missed.
- Student misses class or can’t participate with a parent excuse: Loses points, but can then go to a makeup day and receive 100%/full credit for points missed
- Parents can only excuse their student for three consecutive classes. After that, a doctor’s note is required. If no doctor’s note is given, the student will receive zeros and could go to makeup days for 60% of total points