New York State Physical Education Standards: Standard 1: Personal Health & Fitness Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health. Standard 2: A Safe and Healthy Environment Students will acquire the knowledge and ability to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment. Standard 3: Resource Management Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources. CDOS Learning Standards
    1. Standard 1: Career Development Students will be knowledgeable about the world of work, explore career options, and relate personal skills, aptitudes, and abilities to future career decisions.
    2. Standard 2: Integrated Learning Students will demonstrate how academic knowledge and skills are applied in the workplace and other settings.
    3. Standard 3a: Universal Foundation Skills Students will demonstrate mastery of the foundation skills and competencies essential for success in the workplace. and
    4. Standard 3b: Career Majors Students who choose a career major will acquire the career-specific technical knowledge/skills necessary to progress toward gainful employment, career advancement, and success in postsecondary programs.
  Grades are based on :  
  • Attendance and Lateness
  • NYC Fitnessgram Assessment
  • Class preparation (gym uniform-Gramercy T-shirt, short, sweatpants or leggings and sneakers)
  • Participation (includes Homework assignments, unit exams, and skills test)
  • Class Conduct (Refer to the SCHOOL DISCIPLINE/SECURITY CODE)
  NASPE National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate individual: Has learned the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities; Knows the implications of and the benefits from involvement in various types of physical activities; Participates regularly in physical activity; Is physically fit; Values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle.   Standard 1 – The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns. Standard 2 – The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance. Standard 3 – The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness. Standard 4 – The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others. Standard 5 – The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction. Everyone begins with 100%.
  • Absences: 5 points are deducted for every unexcused absence. 10 points for cutting. 2 points for lateness. You must have a signed note from parent/guardian, copy of Doctor or legal documentation with relative dates. Doctor’s appointments should not affect your education!
  • NYCFITNESSGRAM ASSESSMENT 5 point grade deduction for each incomplete assessment. The National Association for Sport and Physical Education’s (NASPE) Physical Best Program and the Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research (CIAR) have established a partnership to create a comprehensive health-related fitness education and assessment package.  The goal of FITNESSGRAM is to assess and provide information to students regarding their personal fitness levels (AAHPERD, 1999).  The assessment includes: Height/weight, P.A.C.E.R test (Beep test), Curl-up test, Push-up, Sit-n-Reach test, and Trunk Lift.
  • Preparation: 2 point reduction for each time a student is not prepared. 2 point reduction if student is missing sneakers, Gramercy T-shirt, or shorts/sweats/leggings.  Students must have their gym uniform. Gramercy T-shirt, shorts, gray or black sweats and/or leggings, and sneakers. (NO jeggings, BOOTS, crocs, sandals). No Gramercy uniform= No higher than an 85 on final grade.  
  • Participation: 2 point reduction if student does not participate with effort. Students must participate in all aspects of physical activity for the entire period with good effort. Warm-up, exercise and/or games. Follows all instructions. Never quit an activity because your team is losing or you did not like the call. All injuries require a medical note or parent note clearly stating if student cannot participate in physical activity.
  • Class Conduct: 5 point grade reduction for any of the following- Disruptive behavior, inappropriate behavior in locker rooms, leaving the classroom before the bell, sitting on the radiator, electronic equipment, verbal abuse/harassment, Truancy, food, scuffling, insubordination, disturbing a fire drill, false alarms, physical violence, vandalism, arson, theft, gambling, cheating, scholastic dishonesty.
  Important Reminders  
  1. We are not responsible for stolen property. Students are responsible for their personal belongings. Combination locks only and DO NOT share your locker or gym clothes.
  2. NO EATING IN CLASS!!! You will not be allowed to enter in class with food in hand. If you must eat it, you will eat it outside of class. However, you will be penalized for being late. The only beverage allowed in class is WATER!!!   
NO CHARGING PHONES. NO LISTENING TO MUSIC. NO CELL PHONES PERIOD!!! First offense is 5 pts off your grade and a phone call to parent of incident. Second offense is an Automatic 65 as your final grade. Grade can be improved ONLY if student shows improvement.    
  1. Extra Credit: opportunities to make-up classes will be given during class time for the current semester.  
  2. Safety is my #1 PRIORITY. Using weights inappropriately, dropping them or throwing them can cause injury to yourself and others. Never hide in a place where you cannot be supervised (Bathrooms, locker rooms, or stairwells).
Illnesses: If you are ill or you can’t participate for any reason (for ex: menstrual cycle)you are still required to change and ask permission to sit out. Otherwise, you will be marked unprepared. Communication is KEY.
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