Physical Education

Phys Ed at SPHS

Physical Education (aka: Gym Class): Physical Education (PE) is required by New York State law and the Commissioner of Education’s regulations for all students in grades K-12. In PE, students learn about fitness and develop attitudes, skills and behaviors that lead to lifelong physical, mental, emotional and social wellness. Physical education (PE) is an important academic subject that teaches students to be physically active, work as a team, and set fitness goals that can last a lifetime. The fitness-based skills that students learn in PE is what emerging research shows is essential to learning.

Health: Health education is an essential academic subject that teaches young people to take care of their minds, their bodies, and the people around them. Health education builds a foundation for academic success by teaching all students how to make healthy and informed decisions. In New York State, all students at all grade levels must receive comprehensive health education that builds decision-making, goal setting, relationship management, communication, and other important skills across lesson topics that focus on: violence and injury prevention; emotional and mental health; physical activity and nutrition; alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention; and HIV prevention. The New York City Department of Education requires all students in grades 6-12 to receive sexual health education as part of comprehensive health education. Sexual health education must be age appropriate, skills-based, and medically accurate. Schools notify parents and legal guardians of when their child is scheduled for health education as well as the opt-out process for prevention lessons other than abstinence.

Grading Policy

A department's grading policy is the way in which the members of that department have chosen to weigh the different types of works that students do in their classrooms.  Grading policies are used across the board by all teachers in that department.  Please note that anywhere the word "assessment" appears can be meant to refer to quizzes, tests/exams, essays or any major work that is used to measure a students knowledge.

Health/Physical Education Grading Policy

Assessments: 10%

Projects: 10%

Classwork: 40%

Participation: 40%