Physical Education

Yoki Ford

yoki.ford@apsva.us

Physical Education Teacher


D’etta Mullen

detta.mullen@apsva.us

Physical Education Teacher


We are very pleased to have your child participating in our P.E. classes. Our program presents a variety of activities that teach fitness, basic skills, rhythm, and sports that are appropriate for each grade level. To ensure every student in the program acquires the maximum benefits under safe conditions, the rules listed below have been developed.  The discipline procedure will be followed to ensure every student an equal chance to develop to his or her maximum potential.


DRESS CODE:We are concerned about your child’s safety and for that reason; we ask that they wear athletic or running type shoes. Shoes with heals, boots or sandals (such as Crocs) make it difficult for children to participate safely. We strongly encourage students to wear socks with their shoes and girls that choose to wear dresses or skirts should wear shorts underneath their clothing.Our procedure in the past was to have students sit out if they did not wear the appropriate shoes or clothing, however due to the rise in unfit and overweight children, our goal is that every child participate for 30 minutes everyday.  Our goal is for each child to wear the appropriate clothing and footwear to school however they will no longer be penalized for that and will be expected to participate regardless.With that being said, your child will do a variety of activities so please dress them appropriately and send extra shoes to school so they may participate to their fullest potential.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASS RULESThere are classroom expectations, rules, and procedures the students are expected to follow. These are listed below:

RESPECT 

R = Responsibility

E = Effort

S = Safety

P = Participation

E = Enthusiasm

C = Challenge

T = Teamwork      

RESPECT means; be nice to yourself, the teacher, your classmates, and the equipment.

The “R” stands for Responsibility, which means enter the gym quietly and begin each class by sitting in your squad. Do not bring food, candy, gum, or pop into the gym.

The “E” stands for Effort, which means try everything and try your best.      T

he “S” is for Safety, which means act safely in the gym at all times. Work in your own personal space and move under control. Do not hurt yourself and others.

The “P” stands for Participation, which means you will participate in every class. You must be prepared with tennis shoes and comfortable clothing.

The other “E” is for Enthusiasm, which means show good sportsmanship, positive attitudes, and always encourage one another. Do not say mean things.  No put-downs!·

The “C” is for Challenge, which means be an independent learner. Do what you’re supposed to do without being told.

The “T” stands for Teamwork, which means be a good friend and help others.

Also, cooperate with the teacher, classmates, and others. When others talk, we listen.


CONSEQUENCES

Students who do not follow the rules will receive the following consequences:

1st Consequence: Verbal warning to student and discussion about their behavior.

2nd Consequence: Time out for bad behavior. Student will sit in the “Penalty Box” for a designated time, which will normally be 5 minutes. (The “Penalty Box” will be a designated area for time out. The student or students will be sent there to think about what they did, then they will have to write down the rule they broke 5 times for the teacher.

3rd Consequence: Time out for bad behavior. “Penalty Box” for 10 minutes of the class period. Student will have to write the rule they broke 5 times and then write down the activity they missed because of their bad behavior. The note will be sent home to be signed and returned by the parent/guardian.

4th Consequence: Time out for bad behavior. “Penalty Box” for 15 minutes of the class period. Student will have to write what they are going to do to avoid being placed in the “Penalty Box” in the future. The note will be sent home to be signed and returned by the parent/guardian.

Severe Disruptions: Student will be sent to the office immediately.