Carmel Valley Middle School
Physical Education Department Guidelines
Daily Class Routines
- All Physical Education classes
are conducted under the following format:
1) Students dress responsibly and efficiently in
the locker rooms, making sure they properly utilize their lock/lockers
2) Students report to their assigned roll call
numbers on the blacktop for attendance purposes and to verify that the proper
PE uniform is being worn.
3) After teacher reviews class business, daily
agenda, and expectations, students will embark on a warm-up run of the
4) Students will report back to roll call
numbers where daily stretches, strength and conditioning exercises are
5) Students will then transition to
cardiovascular training of the teacher’s choosing.
6) Students will transition to area of unit game
7) Students will perform game activities at a
moderate to vigorous activity level.
8) Students will assist with equipment clean-up,
teacher will culminate class, and students will be dismissed to locker rooms to
- Grading in Physical Education
at CVMS is based upon quality and quantity of student participation, along
with possible alternative testing measures. Each day a student has
the opportunity to earn points for warm-ups, flexibility exercises,
cardiovascular and strength training exercises, sport activities,
timeliness, and preparation.
- An excused absence is treated
as a missed opportunity for earned participation points and can be made up
during the multiple P.E. make-up opportunities given during P.E. class.
Students will lose the opportunity to earn points for any of the
- not being dressed in standard
- non-participation or lack of
effort in any portion of class
- non-compliance with behavior
- not following directions and
not understanding game concepts
- gum chewing
- Every 4 to 5 weeks, grades will
be updated on Aeries. Please note that grades are not updated on a
- Grading Scale:
A= 90% & above
F= 59.9% & below
Attendance and Class Participation
- Attendance and meaningful
participation in class is mandatory to earn points, which will determine
their overall grade in class. If a student is not in class, they do
not earn points for the day, and will need to attend designated make-up
sessions to reclaim points.
- Physical Education is largely
based upon effort and participation. If your child is absent, they
will not be eligible to earn points on that day. If they clear the
absence in a timely fashion through the attendance office, students will be
given partial credit, and have the opportunity to earn those points back
during PE make-up sessions.
Doctor’s Notes vs. Parent Notes & Student Elect
- If a student has a doctor’s
note releasing them from participation in physical education class, the
points that the student would be earning daily will not be factored into
their overall grade. (example: student misses 3 days of PE at 5
points per day, those 15 points will not be factored into their overall
- If a student misses any
assessments during their medical furlough, those assessments must be made
up before a final grade can be issued.
- At any time when a student has
a minor injury, an illness, or is simply not attending school for that
day, points are not awarded for those portions of class in which the
student does not participate. Parent notes are not needed, as
students are capable of explaining their lack of participation. We
are trying to teach our students to be responsible for their own decisions
regarding their health and ability to participate. Therefore, at any time,
any student can tell their teacher that they do not wish to participate in
any or all of the day’s activities, with the understanding that any lost
points must be made up before a final grade can be awarded. If a
student does not make up the points for their missed participation, their
final grade will reflect this, and may result in a lower grade for the
Dress Policy for Medical Excuses
- Only for medical and/or health
reasons should a student not dress for class. The reason for lack of
participation in P.E. needs to be verified by a physician’s note.
- If a student is marked truant,
they lose the entire day’s points. Points deducted for truancy
cannot be made up.
- Every tardy will result in a
detention, and loss of a class point.
- Detentions may be excused
through the attendance office.
- Students are required to be
present at both the 1st and 2nd roll calls.
- Any student missing for the 2nd
roll call will be considered truant.
- CVMS offers a Physical
Education course uniform which is always available for purchase at the
- All students need to dress for
their physical education class in a standard uniform. This standard
uniform must be forest green athletic shorts, at least mid-thigh length,
without a pocket, and a plain white or gray t-shirt without a pocket.
If circumstances do not permit you to purchase a uniform, please
speak to your teacher and a uniform will be provided.
- Names are to be printed with a
permanent marker on both P.E. shorts and shirts. First and last name only.
- No graffiti or alteration of
the uniform is allowed.
- Each student will wear only
his/her own uniform. For health and theft reasons, sharing uniforms is NOT
- Hats/visors are allowed only
during outside instruction for sun protection.
- Sunglasses are permitted with a
prescription, or with teachers’ approval.
- Sweatshirts/sweatpants are
permitted to be worn over students’ regular PE uniform.
- For any other clothing
questions, please ask the teacher.
Loaner Uniform Policies, Procedures, & Consequences
- Loaner uniforms can be found by
the roll call numbers on the blacktop or in the laundry room located
between the locker rooms.
- Loaners should be returned to
the bin marked “Dirty”, outlined in pink duct tape. Clothes should
also be turned right side out to assist with laundering.
- Students will be issued a lock
and a locker if they desire to have one. It is not mandatory to use
a locker or be issued a lock.
- All locks used in the locker
room MUST be school-issued. These locks are unique in that
they have a key option for the teacher to use in case of an emergency. Any
non-school-issued locks being used will be cut off and discarded at the
student’s expense. If lost or damaged, locks must be replaced at the
school front office at a cost of $6.00.
Locker Room Expectations
- The locker rooms are to be used
only to get dressed in PE uniforms and to prepare for class participation.
- Locker rooms should not be used
for socializing, horseplay, eating/drinking, or any other purpose.
- Items prohibited in the locker
rooms include: aerosol sprays and recording devices of any kind,
Late Starts/Assemblies/Non-Dress Days
- Late start/Assembly days are
generally used for physical education presentations, testing’s, and other
related information which are meant to enrich the students educationally.
- Generally, students do not
dress out late start days; however will be notified if they will be
required to dress out.
- Students earn points on these
days by being polite, courteous, responsible, and respectful to the
speakers, presenters, and other educators, while also following
Assessments (Timed Miles/Superlaps/Strength)
- On a daily basis, each student
is assessed on the following:
1) Concept of proper warm-up and cool down
2) Cardiovascular exercise effort
3) Flexibility execution and knowledge of
4) Strength training execution and knowledge
of proper form
5) Proper execution and understanding of unit
game play according to the rules and regulations set forth by each teacher
- Timed Miles: are performed once
a month and is conducted on the track. After students have
established their fastest mile time, they need to be within a specific
time range to demonstrate a proper training heart range on each subsequent
- Superlaps: are performed on
single period days (usually Mondays) and is conducted around the Community
Center softball field, up the stairs, up the ramp, around the basketball
courts, past the locker rooms, then down around the track and back to the
roll call numbers. Students must be within a specific time range of
their fastest mile time to receive full credit.
- Strength: Students will perform
strength training exercises including but not limited to push-ups, and
- H.I.R.E. time has been built
into every PE period during the final 15 minutes of class time on
Thursdays/Fridays during which students may use the time to work on
homework, projects, and other related school work.
- During this H.I.R.E. time, the
PE Department is offering PE make-ups for those students who need to make
up points for absences, tardies, & lack of participation.
- For Zero Period students, PE
make-ups will be communicated by your 0 period P.E. teacher.
- Many of the late start days
will be available for P.E. make-up opportunities.
- Bonus points/Extra credit points
may be awarded at the discretion of the teacher.
- Physical Education is held in
the same regard as any other class in reference to an Academic Dishonesty
violation. Examples of incidents in the PE realm include but are not
1) Cutting on mile, superlap, and
5K, any other timed runs
2) False reporting of times on
3) Safety rules in sports games
- Jog-A-Thon- Students are given
30 minutes to run as many laps (400 yards) around the track as they can.
This year, the Jog-A-Thon will occur during the second week in
- 5 K Run- Students will run a
3.1 mile, designated course around the CVMS campus. This year, the 5
K Run will occur during the third week in May.