Sonoma Valley High School
Department of Health & Wellness
Students have a responsibility to acquire fitness, movement skills and knowledge, to attain life skills, to develop positive attitudes and to formulate personal values. All of which provide a basis for the development of their talents and abilities to meet future challenges.
Students are expected to:
Complete the state mandated water safety class and fitness testing (P.E. I), and complete a first aid/CPR class (P.E. II). Both are graduation requirements.
The following list illustrates appropriate student behavior and points deducted from the participation grade when the appropriate behaviors are not met.
Lack of respect: 2-8 point deduction, and possible referral
Lack of cooperation: 2-8 point deduction, and possible referral
Equipment abuse: 1-4 point deduction, and possible referral
Lack of participation: 2-8 point deduction, and possible referral
Leaving class early or without permission: 10-point deduction and a reported cut to the attendance office.
Non-dress: 10-point deduction- (partial dress is 4 point deduction)
Food in class: 1-5 point deduction (water bottles are encouraged, to reduce off task time).
Late for role call and warm-ups: 2-point deduction
The P.E. uniform was added to the program in 1994. We have found over the course of time, a higher level of performance by all individuals. Students are viewed as one big team and work more cooperatively with one another. The self-esteem of students who now feel apart of the team has improved. Names are written on the uniform with a permanent marker to assist the student and us in tracking his/her uniform when it is missing. The acceptable attire is limited to:
Each semester will have two progress reports and one final grade. In Physical Education, the progress report timeline guide the beginning and the end of our units. Generally we have three units per semester. Students in Physical Education I & II, the first and second years taking the course, will be assigned to a variety of activities, including but not limited to, basketball, flag football, soccer, volleyball, tennis, bocce, over-the-line, swimming, badminton, hockey, lacrosse, softball, weight training, fitness, yoga and aerobics. P.E. II students also have a class in first aid, and certification in CPR. At the end of the second semester, Physical Education reserves 8-10 class periods to issue the yearly final exam in the form of the Authentic Assessment. Students will be expected to recall skills, drills and games learned earlier in the year. Each day of participation is its own test.
Grading will be based on the following:
Lockers are provided for P.E. clothes and valuables (wallets, make-up, jewelry, etc.). All boys, will purchase a combination lock for the lockers they are issued. It is the students' responsibility to lock their valuables, and to make sure their locker is locked. Sharing of lockers is prohibited, and locks on unassigned lockers will be cut off. Students need to make arrangements with the teacher in charge of the lockers to discuss concerns regarding the lockers and the locker room.