All students are required to wear comfortable clothing for the activities conducted during the year, e.g., tennis, fitness, speedball, tumbling and gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, etc. Footwear for class must be sneakers that are designed for activity. Climbing boots or walking boots that have a heel (not a flat surfaced bottom) are not appropriate for running and movement activities in the physical education class. The sneakers must tie or Velcro. Slip-on sneakers may not be worn in activities. During inclement weather, when students usually wear boots to school, sneakers should be carried in a bag or backpack and put on when arriving in the gym.
Watches and jewelry (chains, rings, earrings, bracelets, pins, etc.) may not be worn in class. These valuable items should be secured at home the day of class or in the student’s locker. Watches and jewelry should not be left in the gymnasium, the physical education office or the field.
When students wear new posts or new earrings, they may not participate in P.E. activities and receive zero credit for activities missed. If students are going to have their ears pierced, they should plan for extended vacations or the summertime to minimize loss of credit in physical education.
In the event of illness or injury, students must come prepared for class and present a note from a parent or guardian explaining the nature of the illness or injury and length of non-participation. For illnesses or injuries that excuse a student from more than three classes, a medical note indicating when the student may return to full or modified activity is required.
Sixth graders may sign up for after-school intramurals. Intramurals are scheduled for October and November (racquet sports); December and January (basketball); and February through May (volleyball). A physical form completed by a physician is required for students participating in intramurals. Please contact the school nurse to obtain the necessary forms.