Palms Middle School

P.E. Attendance & Participation

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Physical Education is a participation class; therefore, being involved in the activity and good attendance are necessary.

Promptness to class indicates good work habits and cooperation. Students should be completely dressed in their P.E. uniform and sitting on their assigned number when the instructor arrives. Absolutely no horseplay! If a student is not in roll call order, he/she will be marked absent or tardy.

Students are to remain with their teacher in the assigned area. Just being on the P.E. field does not constitute that a student is present in class. Three tardies in one grading period results in an unsatisfactory mark in work habits as does two non-suits within that five-week grading period.

Excuse from Participation

If your child needs to be excused from P.E. for just one day, he or she can give a note to the teacher from their parent. If it's for an extended period of time, students need a doctor's note to be taken to the school nurse.

Notes that are not cleared prior to class will count as an unexcused participation. If a student misses an assignment or is unable to participate, make-up work will be assigned and must be completed in order to receive credit.

Health Information

  • A parent's written request for an excuse from participation in physical education will be accepted for up to 5 days; thereafter, a written request is needed from the student's health care provider. Requests for exemption beyond 5 days are referred to the school nurse.
  • A student returning to school with sutures, casts, crutches, brace(s), or a wheelchair must have a physician's written permission to attend school and must comply with any safety procedures required by the school administration and Health Services personnel.
  • A student returning to school following a serious or prolonged illness, injury, surgery, or other hospitalization, must have written permission by the health care provider to attend school, including any recommendations regarding physical activity.