CLARENCE HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION
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The Physical Education (Team Sport) curriculum at the high school level is designed to offer all students an opportunity to experience a wide range of activities. This curriculum is also designed to teach important life skills such as: Teamwork, cooperation, sportsmanship, and leadership through physical movement and activity. The team sport activities we offer include: Football, ultimate frisbee, softball, speedball, pickle-ball, badminton, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and swimming. In addition, the team sport curriculum places a high level of emphasis on fitness. Including: Cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and muscular endurance.
CLARENCE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
CO‐ED PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Regular class attendance is mandatory. Students are responsible to the instructor for that activity. Illegal
absences will result in loss of credit. All school sponsored field trips are excused absences and do not need
to be made up.
The proper procedure for a class make‐up is as follows:
1. Make ups take place at 8 a.m. No one will be admitted after 8 a.m. Students not dressed in PE
attire and signed in by this time will be denied the opportunity to participate. Swimming classes
must be made up in the pool. If you are unable to attend, see “your” Physical Education Teacher
prior to the week of make ups for other arrangements.
1. Regular class participation is required. Non‐participation (definition): a non‐participant shall mean
a student who, in the teacher's judgment, does not display a willingness to support and/or carry
out class activities. Non‐participation shall also include illegal absence from class.
2. If a student is unprepared for Phys. Ed, meaning that they do not have the proper attire or refuse
to remove jewelry, the student will lose credit for the day. The second time a student is
unprepared for P.E. they will receive detention from his/her P.E. teacher the day in which the
unprepared offense occurs. The student will be given detention and lose credit everyday that they
are unprepared after that. Students are allowed to make up their first unprepared and earn credit
each marking period.
3. SWIMMING PARTICIPATION AND PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTING are mandated by the Clarence
Physical Education Department. Non‐participation in these activities could result in failure.
4. Students temporarily excused from an activity MUST be in attendance at their class and be
responsible for work covered. See your physical education teacher or website for medical policy
5. If a student cannot participate in the assigned physical education class due to medical reasons, the
student must take a valid doctor’s excuse and activity restriction form to the Health Office. Activity
restriction forms are available on the web site, from the nurse or your physical education teacher.
All absences, tardiness and being unprepared will adversely affect your grade. All students must pass 4
years of Physical Education (8 semesters) to be eligible for graduation.
Physical Education attire for boys and girls should meet the following standards:
1. Appropriate footwear: sneakers securely fastened. No hiking boots, sandals, boat shoes, Toms or
2. T‐Shirts: Grey t‐shirt mandatory; Clarence physical education shirts are available for purchase at
the athletic office ($6.00).
3. Bathing suit/bathing cap ($2.00)/towel.
4. Protective safety glasses.
5. Sweat pants/Shorts – NO belt loops, cutoffs.
6. Hats/Sunglasses – are encouraged for activities outdoors when appropriate.
7. No school athletic uniforms can be worn in physical education class.
8. Physical Education attire must be totally different from school clothes.
Our prime purpose lies in human relations and motivation toward a better appreciation of life through
physical activity, we mark primarily on the following criteria:
1. POSITIVE effort, attitude, participation, knowledge, improvement, achievement, and respect for
self and others.
2. Numerical grades are assigned in physical education. These numerical grades are averaged into the
students overall GPA.
3. Units of instruction each semester will be assessed using rubrics developed by the Physical
Education Department to meet State standards.
1. No jewelry can be worn in physical education class – ZERO TOLERANCE.
2. Inappropriate language will not be tolerated.
3. All students are to report to activity class no later than 5 minutes after the beginning of class
(dressed in required attire).
4. All students must provide their own combination lock.
5. STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL BELONGINGS. Students are required to
lock their clothes and valuables in their physical education locker, or lock them up in the physical
education office. LOCK IT UP!
6. If there is a problem, report to the locker room early and check with the teacher assigned that
period. Explicit information will be given as to what you should do.
7. Please check bulletin boards for additional information.
8. All students excused from swimming that day MUST report to the pool on time.
9. All doctors’ notes should be taken directly to the nurse who then passes them onto the physical
10. Student athletes must participate in Physical Education in order to practice / play in that evening’s