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Welcome to the Weld County School District RE-3J Website​

Thank you for your interest in Weld County School District Re-3J, Let's Talk! We look forward to hearing your feedback about how we can provide the best possible education for all students. 

 
   Welcome to Health and Physical Education  
  Physical Education Policies and Procedures
1. Arrive to class on time and ready to participate. Stars expectations are to be followed in the lock room and gym.
2. Enter and exit the locker rooms in a timely manner, wait until everyone is dressed, then walk out together.  
3. Change into appropriate physical education attire. This means shorts, sweat pants or wind pants, and a t-shirt or sweatshirt. Follow the school dress code rules. Dress appropriately for the weather. Jackets
may be necessary. Athletic shoes are mandatory. 

4. Follow the attendance/warm-up procedure. Sit in your attendance spot while teacher takes attendance, begin warm- up procedures with class.
5. Respect all school, facility and unit rules both safety and behavioral. Keep the locker room clean and
neat.

6. No food, drinks, candy or gum are allowed at any time. Water bottles are allowed inside and out.
7. Any notes regarding health conditions or medical excuses must be brought directly to me.
8. Students are responsible to have a pencil and notebook available in the Health room.
9. No Jewelry is to be worn during class time.
10. Students are asked not to leave clothing or any personal possessions unlocked in the locker room. BRINGING VALUABLES TO CLASS IS DISCOURAGED. RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE LOSS OF PERSONAL POSSESSIONS RESIDES WITH EACH STUDENT. All students will be assigned a PE locker for the year. There will be a $5.00 fee for a lost lock. Never switch lockers, share them or give out your combination. Please make sure to keep it locked at all times. Please no electronics in the locker room at any time.
11. No students are allowed in the equipment room. The class will not be dismissed until all equipment is cleaned up and accounted for. 
12. Do not leave class without permission; teacher will dismiss you from the locker room. Gym locker room and hallway procedures 
Locker Room and Hallway Procedures
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All students will line up in designated areas outside of gym and locker room before class begins.
Girls will line up at east gym doors and boys at west gym doors.
Classes will be led into the gym or locker room by teacher.
7th and 8th grade students will line up in the locker room and be led together into the gym.
At the end of class, students will line up against the north and south walls and be led together into the locker room.
Students will be held in locker room until passing period begins, students will be led out of the locker room.
 
 
The consequence for not following these procedures will be a direct referral to the office.   


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Course Overview
 
Physical education will include various team sports and will provide students with the knowledge, experience, and an opportunity to develop skills in the following activities: football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball, floor hockey, kick ball and team building. The class will also focus on fitness activities that enhance the areas of muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Students will be assessed on skills learned through each of the above activities and knowledge learned throughout the semester. Students will also be assessed on improvement of their current fitness levels.

Health education in eighth grade is based on developing skills related to effectively accessing health resources, communicating, analyzing peer and media influences, goal setting, decision making, and health advocacy, students at WCMS will be able to achieve and maintain optimal wellness. Topic areas will include disease prevention, influences on drug use, access information about drug use, influences on violent and non-violent behavior, advocate for positive school and community environments, access to resources for mental and emotional health, influences on mental and emotional health as well as resisting pressure to become sexually active. This course will help prepare eighth graders for high school health. 

Health education in seventh grade is based on an advanced look at healthy living. The purpose of this class is to teach students the principals of healthy living, students will explore ways to become healthier individuals, both mentally and physically. Topic areas that will be explored are: factors that influence eating behaviors and physical activity, healthy food choices, identifying healthy friendship relationships, stress management, communicating feelings and consequences of drug use. 

Health education in the sixth grade is an introduction to healthy living. This course will explore strategies and skills promoting mental, emotional and physical health and overall wellness. Topics to be covered: What is Health, nutrition, alcohol, tobacco, bullying, communication, healthy relationships, mental and emotional health and well-being, safety and prevention, and stress reduction. 




Fitness Fridays
Studies show that active kids do better. Physical activity not only helps kids stay healthy and strong, but it can also lead to higher test scores, improved attendance, better behavior in class and lower rates of childhood obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), school-aged youth should participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. At Weld Central Middle School we have implemented Fitness Friday into our PE schedule to help in these efforts.

Fitness Friday was built into the PE program to get students up and active with the idea of fitness improvement, students are asked to participate for a work ethic/ standard based grade of physical activity each Friday.  We make safety our top priority during class – please know before, during and after class all students are encouraged to drink water. 

During Fitness Fridays students are informed to bring their inhalers and those with breathing problems are told to take it easy and if at any time they felt tightness in their chests (or other medical needs) to let us know immediately.   

Assessment-
The mile-
One of the most important assessments in physical education is aerobic, or cardiorespiratory, fitness. Aerobic fitness refers to the ability of the body to pick up oxygen, transport it through the body and have the body use it. Students will complete a running assessment in the distance of one mile.  The mile run
tests cardiorespiratory fitness levels by having students run one mile ( four laps around the track) as fast as possible. Students will be assessed using the national standards for their age group. 

Male                                    Female            
7:30 or under  = A        8:15 or under = A    
7:31-8:30       = P        8:16-9:15       = P    
8:31-9:30       = P        9:16-10:30     = P    
9:31-11:30     = PP      10:31-12:30   = PP    
11:31-12:45    = PP     12:31-13:30   = PP    
12:46 or over  = U        13:31 or over  = U    

***Performance Standards For Mile Race based on National Presidential Fitness One-Mile Run Standards

Push-Ups-
The 1-minute Push-up test. The objective of this test is to measure upper-body strength and endurance. The right-angle push-up is recommended as a test of upper-body strength and endurance. Muscle fitness is required for people of all ages in order to perform daily living and recreational activities with vigor and undue fatigue.

Sit-Ups-
The 1-Minute Sit-up test is used to evaluate abdominal and hip flexor endurance. The object of the test is to perform as many full-range bent knee sit-ups as possible within 60 seconds. For this test, resting is allowed, however time will not be paused.
 


 
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Classroom Rules
S - Show Respect
T - Tolerance
A - Achievement
R - Responsibility
S – Safety


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Classroom Discipline Plan
•    First Offense: Verbal Warning
•    Second Offense:Lunch detention/ sent to team teacher’s classroom.
•    Third Offense:Student will call his/her parents and explain their behavior. 
•    Fourth Offense:Referral to the office

**There may be offenses that result in a direct referral to the office depending on the severity

 


 
 
Illness or Injury Policy:

    
A note is required if a student cannot participate in any portion of class.  A note from a parent/guardian is acceptable for up to a three day issue.  If the student cannot participate for three or more days, a note must be obtained from a physician.  If a note cannot be obtained from a physician, please email or call your child's P.E. teacher to inform them of the student’s situation.  Activities can be modified if necessary to fit student needs.

If you haven’t done so already please communicate your students medical needs that may affect his/her ability to fully participate in PE with the Nurse and their PE teacher, this would include inhaler information and procedure.   

Weather Policy

Time spent outdoors is an important part of the school day. Children should be exposed to fresh air and exercise. Time spent outdoors allows students an opportunity to engage in activities that allow them to relax from the structure of the classroom for a short while. 

When the temperature index reaches 95 degrees or above or  when temperature and wind chill falls below 40 degrees students will be kept indoors. 

Students are  informed of the school’s cold weather guidelines, along with reminders
about the necessity appropriate clothing for cold weather activities. During cold weather, please have sweat suits, sweatshirts, or jackets to wear.  All clothes should be taken home regularly for cleaning.  No jeans of any kind will be allowed as part of the P.E.dress code.  

 
 
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