Long Beach High School
Physical Education Department
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2017 High School Physical Education Volleyball Team Champions
9th Grade winners left to right: MORGAN POLETE, CHRISTINA KILLEN, GIA SIMBARI, JOHN FARINA, HUNTER BLOOMER, GRIFFEN SCHIMMEL, MICHAEL KOROTZ, VALENTINA ESCOBAR, HAYLEY FALLON
10-12th winners: BEN ALBERGO, BLAISE DERENZE, TROY MORRIS, EMMA PFAFF, CHRIS SCANDOLE, LIAM RADIN
The Long Beach High School physical education program is an integral part of the total educational process. Physical education promotes a positive attitude towards active lifestyles through fitness, conditioning, skill development, active participation in physical and wellness activities and good health practices. Graduation requirements necessitate that every student must earn two credits of physical education. We offer a variety of activities each quarter which provide a balanced curriculum for the students.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Our program offers a wide variety of activities that will improve the quality of one's life. The program aims to develop the physical, mental, emotional, and social growth of every student. The program is divided into four units per year. Classes meet every other day during a six day cycle. In order to successfully complete each unit the following is required: Attendance
Only two excused absences are allowed during any quarter. Any excused absences that exceed two during a quarter must be made up or the student will receive a zero for that day. Unexcused absences cannot be made up and will be recorded as a zero for the day.
• Make Up Classes
Any excused absences are to be made up within ten (10) schools of the absence, during the extra help period. The student's physical education teacher will conduct the make-up classes.
T-shirts, shorts or sweats, socks and sneakers must be worn for all physical education classes except swimming. A swimsuit must be worn for all swim classes.
All students are required to bring and use their own combination lock to store their personal belongings during their physical education class.
All students are expected to lock all of their belongings in a P.E. locker. The Long Beach City School District will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Female: Tall lockers will be assigned to multiple sport athletes and seniors. They do not have to remove their locks on a daily basis. Small lockers are available for P.E. classes.
Male: Each male student will be given a locker to use only during his PE class. Once the period has ended, each student must remove the lock. Any locks left on will be clipped.
• Grading Policy
We stress participation and effort as well as teamwork, cooperation and the ability to follow set routine as our general grading guidelines. Each student is given the opportunity to earn up to ten (10) points every class based on the following scale as awarded by the teacher:
0-3 points for being on time and prepared.
0-2 points for performing the proper warm-up exercises as instructed by the teacher
0-5 points for participation, effort, teamwork and cooperative play. Unprepared students will receive one point for the day and will be marked present.
• Medical Excuse
Any student who is medically excused must present a doctor's note to the school nurse for verification. For medical excuse of four weeks or less, the student must report to his/her class when scheduled. The teacher will assign alternative assignments or activities for any student who falls under this category.
• STUDENTS EARN A PASS OR FAIL GRADE
Students medically excused from physical education for more than four weeks or those excused for religious reasons, will be enrolled in a Sportsfolio class. Students who are medically excused for this period must present a doctor's note to the school nurse. The nurse will then notify the student's guidance counselor who will enroll the student. The student is responsible to report to the Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics to pick up Sportsfolio assignments. Once the student is medically cleared by the nurse to return to physical education, the nurse will notify the student's guidance counselor who will enroll the student in a physical education class.