The aim of the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake District Physical Education Program is to provide the students an opportunity to:
The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake District Physical Education Program will provide for each student:
1. Excuses from home participation
Excuses from home signed by a parent or legal guardian.
A student who brings a note or excuse signed by a parent or legal guardian requesting to be excused from participation in their assigned Physical Education class will follow the procedures listed below:
Note: In all cases and/or situations the student will report to their assigned Physical Education Class and teacher.
All students will change into appropriate dress for class participation. The appropriate dress will be: shorts, tee shirts, sweats, socks and sneakers. Cutoffs, street shoes, and all other types of dress will be inappropriate.
All students must be properly dressed for class. Failure to be properly dressed and ready to participate may result in the child failing Physical Education.
4. Attendance and Excuses
Students are required to attend Physical Education for 12 ten-week periods (grades 6-8) as a requirement. They are expected to attend and participate in all classes. Daily excuses will be evaluated by the Physical Education staff and the school nurse. Requests for long-term modification in Physical Education classes must be made by a physician on the appropriate school form. If a student is to be excused for an extended period of time, the physician must determine what activities the student is able to participate in and the length of time the limited participation is to be in effect. A general rule to follow is that if the student is able to attend school, he or she is able to participate in some aspect of our Physical Education program. Parents are urged to have the family physician contact the Director of Physical Education for discussion of an appropriate modified program.
All students will receive numerical grades based on the following assessment areas:
A general rule to follow is that if a student has not participated in class they will lose 4 points. All legal absences (refer to Student Code of Conduct) can be made up with the following make-up procedures. A student who is truant or cuts a class will receive a zero for work missed and will not have the opportunity to make-up class.
Arrangements for make-ups must be within a 2-week period of time.