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Physical Education

“Physical activity is critical to the development and maintenance of good health. The goal of physical education is to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.”

~ The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHEDULE AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Schedule Grades k-3

Kindergarten through third grade students have a 30-minute physical education class every school day.

SCHEDULE GRADES 4-5

Fourth and fifth grade students have four 30-minute physical education classes per week.

Instructor Contact Information:

Kelsey Brady
(518) 966-5070 x721
bradyk@greenvillecsd.org

Justin Bruce
(518) 966-5070 x 711
brucej@greenvillecsd.org

Eileen Kiefer
(518) 966-5070 x 712
kiefere@greenvillecsd.org

Victor Zeh
(518) 966-5070 x 615
zehv@greenvillecsd.org

PREPARATION EXPECTATIONS

Clothes

Students are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for physical activity such as athletic shorts, skorts, sweatpants, wind pants, t-shirts, long sleeve shirts and hats, sweaters/jackets if needed. Students may not wear dresses, skirts, spaghetti straps, as well as scarves, gloves and hats inside. Students are encouraged to keep an extra sweatshirt available in their school storage space (locker, cubby etc.).

Footwear

Students must wear sneakers and socks for physical education. The sneaker must be secured to the foot. Laces are strongly encouraged. Examples of inappropriate footwear are: Hiking boots, heels, crocs, flip-flops, snow boots, rain boots, sandals, and sneakers without a back. If the grass is damp or has dew on it, we almost always go outside. Students are encouraged to keep an extra pair of sneakers and/or socks at school to change into if needed.

Jewelry

For the student and their classmates’ safety, jewelry must be removed prior to physical education. Examples of unsafe jewelry include: Metal hair items, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and watches. If a student has recently had their ears pierced, tape will be provided so they may tape their ears.

MEDICAL EXCUSES

If a student has a medical excuse from a parent or physician, they should show their classroom teacher when they arrive at school. The student will then bring the note to the school nurses. The nurses will communicate the excuse to the student’s physical education teacher. Students unable to participate in physical education are also unable to physically participate in recess. A parent/guardian may excuse their child for a maximum of 3 days. After the 3 days a Doctor’s note is required.

GRADING

Kindergartners, First Graders, and Second Graders are assessed on their ability to demonstrate:

*Motor skills and movement patterns
*Ball skills
*Fitness skills
*Sportsmanship, personal and social responsibility
*Effort

Scoring:

4. Exceeds current grade level expectations
3. Meets current grade level expectations
2. Approaching current grade level expectations
1. Well below current grade level expectations
NA Not assessed at this time

Third Graders, Fourth Graders and Fifth Graders are assessed on their ability to demonstrate:

*Sport skills
*Fitness skills
*Sportsmanship, personal and social responsibility
*Effort

Scoring:

4. Exceeds current grade level expectations
3. Meets current grade level expectations
2. Approaching current grade level expectations
1. Well below current grade level expectations
NA Not assessed at this time

Note: All students are assessed on their ability to run, jog and/or walk the following distances:

Kindergarten and First Grade: 1/3 Mile
Second and Third Grade: 2/3 Mile
Fourth and Fifth Grade: 1 Mile

Scoring:

4. Exceeds current grade level expectations
3. Meets current grade level expectations
2. Approaching current grade level expectations
1. Well below current grade level expectations
NA Not assessed at this time