“Physical activity is critical to the development and maintenance of good health. The goal of physical education is to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.”
~ The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)
Program and Fitness Links
- Kids Heart Challenge
- President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
- Healthier Kids
- American Council on Exercise (ACE) Fit
- Special Olympics New York
MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Schedule, Grades 6-8
Students have 40-minute physical education classes every other day. The number of classes is approximately 20-22 per marking period.
Instructor Contact Information:
(518) 966-5070 x 455
(518) 966-5070 x 427
Students must change their clothes for physical education. Students need a sleeved t-shirt, a pair of mid-thigh to knee length shorts or sweat pants. These clothes are to be worn only in physical education classes. Students are encouraged to bring their clothes home weekly for washing.
Students must wear sneakers and socks for physical education. Hiking boots and cleats are not acceptable footwear for class.
For the student and their classmates’ safety, jewelry must be removed prior to physical education. Examples of unsafe jewelry include: Metal hair items, earrings, piercing, necklaces, bracelets, rings and watches.
All students are strongly encouraged to lock their PE lockers and to not share their combinations.
Any student who has been ill or injured and is unable to participate in physical education must have a written note from a parent or doctor’s office indicating they should not take physical education. The note should be turned into the nurse when the student arrives at school. Any student excused for more than one week must have a written note from a physician.
80% is earned in the following categories:
Attendance: Includes being on time and in the assigned spot before the bell rings.
Participation: Includes being properly prepared. Students who do not change into their gym shorts/athletic pants will not be allowed to participate in the activity but may be expected to walk.
Personal Relationships: Includes demonstrating a good attitude which includes sportsmanship, demonstrating respect and cooperation.
Either a fitness test, written test, or a written project that will be assigned at the start of the quarter