• Physical Education


    Safety First


    Parents, we need your help to keep

    your child as safe as possible during

    physical education classes.



    P L E A S E


    §       Be sure your child is wearing sneakers to school on the days they are scheduled for physical education class.


    §       Platform sneakers, “dress” shoes, hiking boots, snow boots, slip-on sneakers, (sneakers without shoe laces, Velcro straps, or a formed heel) etc., are dangerous in many physical education activities.  Students observed wearing these types of shoes to class will not be allowed to participate in the activities.


    §       Hoods and loose strings are a hazard.  If you child must wear these clothes to school, please be sure they are wearing a t-shirt underneath their sweatshirt.  This will allow them to remove the sweatshirt before class begins.


    §       Long hair should be tied back.


    §       Hoop earrings, watches and bracelets may not be worn during physical education classes.


    Thank you for helping us keep your child

    safe, active and healthy.






    Physical Education Rules



    1                Be prepared

    -Wear proper clothes and sneakers

    -No jewelry

    -Be ready to participate

    -To be excused- you must have parent/doctor note

    -Use bathroom before or after class

    2                Follow signals– Stop – Look – Listen

    -Stop–Look–Listen when teacher begins to speak, claps, whistles

    -When teacher speaks- everyone listens and follows directions

    -Raise hand and speak when called upon

    3                Be a good listener

    -Listening position- legs folded, hands on lap, eyes on teacher,

    -Quiet when entering and leaving

    -Pay attention to directions and safety instructions

    -Respect teacher and classmates by listening to speaker

    4                Cooperate and play by the rules

    -Share equipment

    -Use equipment properly

    -Be a good sport

    -Cooperate with teacher and classmates

    -Respect the feelings of others

    -Encourage others to do their best

    -Aim to be a role model for peers & younger students

    5                Careful when in motion

    -Stay within safety lines (general space)

    -Do not enter anyone’s personal space- no touching

    -Use space outside safety line to enter or leave gym safely

    6                Try your best

    -Give your best everyday both physically and mentally

    -Understand personal differences in various content areas


    Playground Safety Rules


    #1            Check play area for glass or other dangers.


    #2           Use the equipment as it is intended to be used.


    #3           Only use the equipment you feel comfortable



    #4           When climbing or hanging, hands must always

    be on the bars.


    #5           Do not run around or jump off equipment.  (No

    tag games)


    #6           Always treat others with respect.  (No

    pushing, holding or lifting)


    #7           Stay clear of moving parts and action areas

    such as:

            * the bottom of slides

            * under bars

    * glider paths


    #8           On the slide, travel from the top in a forward

    position.  (Feet first)


    #9           Use slides, monkey bars, gliders, rings, etc.,

    one at a time.


    #10          While on the monkey bars or rings, keep your feet

    together and under you.  Hand from your hands using

    a “monkey grip”.



    Safety Rules


    1                Appreciate the risk

    -Participation in gymnastics, even under the best of conditions, carries with it a reasonable assumption of risk.

    -Note the fact that improper behavior during this activity can result in injury, paralysis or worse.


    2                Dress appropriately

    -No jewelry, must have sneakers and loose clothing, long hair should be tied back, no skirts or dresses, no hooded sweatshirts, and no hard hair ties or clips.


    3                Check equipment

    -Prior to each use, make sure everything is in the proper position.

    -Any questions ask the teacher.

    -Do not attempt to perform any stunts until the person ahead of you is off the mats and clear of your path.


    4                Be prepared to participate

    -Be ready to listen to instructions and safety considerations.

    -Make use of time given to practice and improve skills


    5               Establish clear student-teacher communication

    -Everyone should know exactly who, what, when, where, how, and why a skill is to be performed.


    6                Master the basics

    -Basic skills are the foundation for more advanced skills.

    -Proper technique is crucial.

    -Never try a stunt beyond the level of that being performed in the class


    Safety Rules


    1                Be prepared

    -Remove all jewelry on fingers and wrists

    -Tuck in or remove all loose fitting clothes

    -Check shoelaces


    2                Be a good listener

    -Quiet when entering and leaving

    -Pay attention to specific directions for each part of whittle

    -Follow all safety instructions


    3                Cooperate & follow rules

    -Share equipment & make room for others

    -Use equipment properly

    -Respect the feelings of others

    -It must be quiet so teacher can hear those who call for help

    -One student at a time on all crossovers except cargo net (2)

    -Always dismount from A-Frame

    -Ask before you act


    4                Careful when in motion

    -Walk around the outside of equipment and matting

    -Do not jump on or off the whittle -mount/dismount from A-Frame

    -Must hold on at all times with 2 hands unless other wise instructed -Do not raise your hand if on whittle- Call for assistance

    -Call the teacher immediately if you or a classmate is having difficulty

    -Do not attempt anything you are not comfortable unless teacher is spotting you

    -Think before you act


       5     Try your best

    -Try to face your fears with teachers help

    -Understand individual differences
Last Modified on January 6, 2009