Physical education (PE) is a required academic subject that teaches students how to be physically active. In PE, students learn to work as a team, develop healthy personal fitness habits, and set fitness goals now and throughout their lives. PE is not recess, or a before- or after-school sports club. PE is a regular class scheduled during the school day, Taught by a certified/ licensed NYCDOE teacher. Based on a curriculum, with established learning standards with the instruction on a wide range of skills, not just sports.
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Physical Ed Requirements
All students in grades 9–12 are Required to attend Physical Education. All students must earn the equivalent of 4 credits in PE in order to graduate.
Includes quality of student participation. A daily grade will be assigned based on participation in warm-ups, class instruction, engagement in skill development, and motivation/effort in activity. Students should demonstrate exceptional sportsmanship, leadership, & age/social appropriate behaviors both in the gym and locker rooms. Staying on task and focused at all times is essential.
Students will be able to provide feedback through Peer Evaluations, Group Evaluations, and Exit Tickets to meet our Physical Education Learning Goals.
Student will be able to demonstrate what they have learned through various measures of assessments. Individual, Group & Fitness Assessments will take place throughout the year
Locker Room Policy
- Students must enter and exit the locker room from the gymnasium side. Students will be allowed 7 minutes for changing time. A detention will be issued if not following proper locker room protocols.
- You may enter and use the locker room during your gym period ONLY!
- Your locker may only be used to store your clothing and books when are in Physical Education class. You may leave your gym clothes (nothing else) in your locker throughout the day and overnight.
- All personal items must be placed inside a locked locker. NO items should be left on the floor or bench inside the locker room. The school is not responsible for any belongings left out!!!
- No backpacks, outerwear, and electronic devices (cellphone, etc.)/accessories are allowed in the gym.
Purchasing Phys Ed Uniforms
Students can purchase their PE uniforms during their gym class only. Listed below are the prices of the uniforms including the schools locks that the student are required to purchase once receiving a locker in the hallway and a PE locker in the locker room.
2019-2020 School Year Prices
- T-Shirt: $12.00
- Mesh Shorts: $14.00
- Sweatpants: $18.00
- Shorts: $20.00
- Used Lock: $5.00
- Double Lock*: $15
*A double lock is the locks with the same code to be unlocked. If the student wants a lock that has the same code for both the locker room and the normal school locker that can be arranged if the student purchase a double lock.
Health education is a required academic subject for students in all grades. In this class, students learn how to take care of their minds, their bodies, and their relationships with others. They learn the concepts and skills they need to be healthy for life, social and emotional skills, how to set goals for life and health, how to find and use health services, good communication and relationship skills, and how to set boundaries and resist negative social pressure.
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As in any other school subject, each year students learn skills that build on the last year’s lessons. In health class, your child will receive lessons on:
- Mental, emotional, and social health, including how to prevent bullying
- Nutrition and physical activity
- Personal health and safety
- Growth, development, and identity
- Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention
- How to prevent disease and illness, including HIV /AIDS
Sexual Health Education
We are require to have all students to have take part of sexual health education as part of their comprehensive health education lessons. We are not require to a separate “sex ed” course in any grade.
Our school will send you a letter before sexual health education lessons begin in your child’s health class. You may ask that the school will not give lessons to your child about birth control and about how to prevent HIV and sexually transmitted infections. The school will let you know about this opt-out process.
Health Education Requirements
NY State law also sets health education requirements for all students in grades K-12. They determine the amount of time per semester students must have Health Education, the number of HIV/AIDS lessons students must have per year, who can teach Health Education, and what the curriculum includes.
New York City law requires that middle and high school students have sexual health education lessons as part of their Health Education classes.
High school students must have Health Education every day for one semester. The health instruction time must add up to 54 hours. All high school students must earn the equivalent of one credit in Health Education to graduate and all high school students must have six HIV/AIDS lessons per year.
Health Education Curriculum
The Health Education curriculum must follow NY State and City standards. We recommend a curriculum that helps students learn:
- social and emotional skills, including how to prevent bullying.
- about their growth, their development, and their identity.
- how to stay healthy and fit, both physically and mentally.
- how to create a safe and healthy environment.
- about their personal health and safety, including how to find the health services and information they need.
- how to prevent disease and illness, including HIV/AIDS.
- how to avoid health risks like alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.
We encourage you to speak with your child’s health education teacher or the principal to learn more about the health education curriculum.