9th Grade Physical Education Syllabus
Instructors: Email: Phone:
Jackie Keller email@example.com 320-982-7183
Health Room-162 320-982-7362
Best time to contact: 7:30-8:00 or 3:15-3:45
Physical Education classes are designed to practice and develop skills in activities that will help you maintain fitness throughout your life. During the year, you will set and monitor personal fitness goals that will aid in the development of a personal fitness plan. Periodically, throughout the year, fitness levels will be assessed in the following areas: cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular strength and muscular endurance. Through these assessments we will develop a baseline in which we will use to set personal fitness goals. We will explore fitness activities designed to improve all areas of fitness. Our goal is that by the end of the year you will be able to calculate target heart rate and design workouts to maintain personal fitness levels that meet your specific fitness goals.
During 9th grade you will:
o Assess your personal fitness levels through implementation of a variety of fitness tests.
o Set and evaluate personal fitness goals.
o Design a safe and effective workout plan to attain personal fitness.
o Understand the difference between anaerobic and aerobic activities as well as the importance
of incorporating each into a fitness plan.
o Describe the physiological and psychological effects of exercise.
o Identify fitness components and understand how they are essential to a balanced and
well-rounded fitness plan.
o Develop individual skills associated with teamwork, problem solving and leadership.
o Soccer o Recreation Games
o Fitness testing o Football
o Badminton o Basketball
o Strength Training o Lacrosse
o Swimming o Floor Hockey
o Endurance Training o Others?
Materials needed for this course:
o You are REQUIRED to be prepared for class each day by having a change of clothes, which allows you to function athletically and promote good hygiene.
o Appropriate clothes include: shorts, t-shirt, sweatshirt/pants and tennis shoes. (Not Allowed- Crocs, Sandals, Boots, Dress Shoes, & Dudes)
o Failure to dress appropriately will have a negative impact on your grade. You will receive no points for the day.
o A change in socks is recommended for those students who have class in the mornings.
o Locks will be provided, but you could bring a personal combination lock.
o Students will be expected to use a lock to ensure that personal items will not be stolen. The school will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.
o You are responsible for the lock that is issued to you and will be required to return that lock at the end of the school year. There is a replacement fee if the lock isn’t returned.
o Personal locks will be cut off if they are misplaced or you forget your combination.
o Sharing of a lock, locker or lock combination is prohibited.
· Google Classroom
· Various Chromebook applications
* We plan on utilizing outdoor space as much as possible. These spaces include school property, running trails alongside school property, as well as space located at Rec. Park.
Attendance and participation are extremely important in this class. Students earn 5 daily points based on participation in classroom activities, working towards Minnesota Academic Standards in Physical Education, as well as the demonstration of cognitive learning regarding classroom topics.
Limited participation: For extended non-participation (longer than one day) a doctor’s note is required. While in the swimming unit, students will be required to swim unless they provide a doctor's note. Students who do not swim and fail to turn in a doctor’s note will receive no credit for the unit.
In accordance with the district’s attendance policy, you will be allowed 12 absences. After 12 absences, you will lose credit in this class. Please see your student handbook for further details.
Unexcused absences: Students will not be able to make up points lost due to unexcused absences.
PE make-ups: Students will be required to complete a make-up form/assignment in order to earn points missed due to an absence. Form/assignment and instructions will be provided. Forms must be turned in within the week of the absence to earn full credit.
Late Work: All work is expected to be turned in on the due date. Students will be given one week (7 calendar days) to submit late work, after one week students will receive no credit. The two days to make up missed work due to an absence is incorporated into the 7 days.
1st incident results in a student-teacher meeting to discuss behavior plan.
2nd incident results in parent contact and the development of a behavior plan.
3rd incident results in meeting with administration.
* Behaviors that are safety issues may result in immediate removal from class.
Our School’s Anti-Bullying Rules:
Cell phones/Electronic Devices:
Cell Phones and Other Electronic Communication Devices
Each student has the opportunity to participate in the school’s technology device program. Therefore, students cannot use their personal electronic devices as a substitute for a school device. Appropriate use of personal electronic devices is allowed only during passing time and the student’s assigned lunch period, the phone should not be visible at any time during scheduled classroom time, this includes when students are out of class with a pass.
Requirements: Student participation is a must! This is an activity-based class therefore students should expect to be active during the class period. Students should be prepared to openly experience new activities. Remember to be safe, responsible, respectful and have fun.
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