CMS PE EXCUSE POLICIES
PE EXCUSE POLICY
This the verbatim excerpt taken from our 2019-20 Bear Pride Handbook:
"If a student is unable to participate in physical education, a written excuse by a parent/guardian will excuse a student for up to 3 days. If a student needs to be excused for longer periods, a statement from your doctor is mandatory and must be submitted to the attendance office. Notes SHOULD BE SPECIFIC to as to what the student can and cannot do. This will help the PE teacher to make modifications to safely allow the student to participate at some level. Students are expected to make up any missed work when unable to participate. Students who are out for periods longer than 2 weeks will be given alternative assignments to cover time missed- EXCLUDING testing runs (mile, 2 mile). Those runs will be made up when the student is physically able. During the time a students is unable to participate in PE whether parent or doctor excused, the students will be unable to participate in the after school sports program."
LONG TERM INJURIES
There will be times when a student sustains some type of long term injury- fractures, sprains, concussion issues, etc. and once a medical not has been received, the student will consult with the teacher to determine what types of long term injury projects or assignments will be assigned. NOTE: all written assignments assigned to class will still have to be completed by the student.
MAKE UP POLICY
MILE/2 MILE/BEAR FIT CHALLENGES
If a student misses a Mile run, 2 Mile Run and/or a Bear Fit Challenge, they will be responsible for making up these activities on specific days. These CAN NOT be made up outside of school (unless there are extenuating circumstances which will be addressed on a case by case basis).
GENERAL RUN DAYS
Most weeks, students will have some type of run. If a run is not the Mile or 2 Mile, then there will be a specific time or distance applied to the run that will be required to complete during a make up run time. For example, the Variety Run is a mile and half SO, 6 laps will need to be completed to earn the credit. Click HERE to see what the make up requirement is for most of the runs.
These CAN NOT be made up outside of school (unless there are extenuating circumstances which will be addressed on a case by case basis).
GENERAL FITNESS DAYS
Most weeks, I try and have one day focused on some time of sustained fitness activity. I plan most of these fitness days to be 20+ minutes of activity time. I will work with individual students to make up these fitness activities.
If a student misses a day or days when we do not do a run or fitness activity, we will typically be in a unit. I will work with the student to determine what, if anything, needs to be made up.
Any testing for units, group projects, or tangible deliverables will all have to be made up or produced.
Homework and written assignments are NEVER exempt for a student.