Somerville High School
Physical Education Requirements
A numeric grade will be determined by the student’s level of
activity in the following areas:
Demonstrated: This will include skill evaluation and teacher observation of
effort in the activity.
Demonstrated: This will be determined through teacher observation, along
with the ability to apply rules, game strategies and team concepts.
Demonstrated: Attitudes displayed in the area of sportsmanship, leadership,
cooperation, safety, and performance will be evaluated on a continuing basis
throughout each course. Students will be expected to be dressed in a change of
clothes deemed appropriate for the activity. The Somerville High School dress
code will help enforce this expectation.
4. All athletes are required to take Physical
Education on the day of a game or practice.
following abbreviations will be used by the Physical Education Department to
determine the students’ absence, student activities, medical assignments, class
preparation/effort, suspensions, and one day medical make-ups.
· A =
Absent from class (the student must make-up the entire physical education class
at another time).
· SA =
Student Activity (school sanctioned event)
· MED =
Medical Assignment ( for students who miss Physical Education due to medical
reasons, as well as students on suspension for 5 or more consecutive days.
Students may opt to waive medical assignments and physically make up all missed
· U =
Unprepared (students must change out of school clothing and into appropriate
physical education attire. This includes shirts, pants, footwear and uniforms).
· O = Lack
of effort (students must demonstrate proper skill, cognitive knowledge and a
positive attitude at the highest degree for each student’s ability).
= Suspension (5 days or less, students
must make up missed classes physically). Students may opt to waive
medical assignments and physically make up all missed classes).
· MU =
Make up (1 day medical pass is given by the school nurse to be excused from
Physical Education for that school day. All MU’s must be made up physically.
All students are allowed two
free Absences and two Student Activities from school during each
marking period without point deductions affecting their grade. Zero’s
and unprepared days cannot be made up.
· (-3) for each lack of effort
· (-2) for each unprepared
· (-5) for days of being unprepared and lack of effort
· (-5) for absences not made up
· (-5) for student activities not made up
· (-5) for any one day medical Pass (MU) not made up.
· (-10) for each week Medical Assignment is not
completed. Medical packets will not be accepted late.
consequences will be given for:
· Misbehavior towards students and staff
· Inappropriate/disrespectful behavior directed
towards students and staff
· Late to locker room or attendance
· Leaving the gymnasium area prior to the passing
· Use of electronic devices during class time
· Eating in the locker room and/or gymnasium
· Safety hazards
Make – Up Policy
Each student must participate in the activity given
unless he/she has a medical excuse from a medical doctor.
Gym classes may be made up during the school day if the
student has a study hall and/or lunch. The student should obtain a gym make up
slip from his/her activity teacher, report to the gymnasium, and then sign out
of study hall/lunch duty teacher. The make up teacher will sign and return the
make up slip to the student at the end of class. It is then the student’s
responsibility to return the signed make up slip to his/her original teacher
within the next school day in order to get credit for the make up class.
If a student does not have lunch or a study hall, other
arrangements for make ups must be made with the Physical Education Teacher
before or after school.
When making up a Physical Education class, the student
must be in the locker room prior to the late bell.
student is responsible to have a locker and a lock in the assigned locker room.
Please make certain that your lock is
locked prior to leaving the locker room area. The school is not responsible for
safe keeping valuables.
are only permitted into the locker room during their physical education/make up
Students are assigned a locker and it remains their
locker for the four years. Students are
responsible for providing their own lock.
Students will exit the locker room at the same
time for security reasons.