Physical Education

  • All students participate in physical education classes. Two 30-minute physical education classes per week are scheduled for students in Grades 1-6.

    A child may be excused from some or all physical activities when the appropriate documentation is provided to the school:

    • A request from a parent/guardian to excuse a child from physical education will be honored for three days.
    • For periods longer than three days, an excuse from a physician stating the reason and length of time the child is to be excused from class is required and exact notification when they can return to activity.

    Alternative activities and/or units of instruction will be provided for pupils whose physical or emotional condition prevents their participation in the physical education courses as determined by a person licensed under the Medical Practice Act.

    In order to participate in physical education classes, elementary students need to wear safe, appropriate attire, such as:

    • tied or fastened athletic shoes (not boots, sandals, platform shoes, leather-soled shoes, or shoes with wheels),
    • appropriate attire that does not interfere with the student's ability to run and move freely.

    Junior high school students are required to have gym suits for physical education classes. For the convenience of parents, gym suits are sold at cost. Gym suits should be clearly marked with the student's name.

    Intramural and interscholastic activities are open to students in the upper elementary grades and junior high school. Sports include cross country, girls' basketball, boys' basketball, wrestling, volleyball, track and field, soccer, cheerleading, and pom squad. Junior high athletes need physicals before they can try out, not when they compete in the first game, match, or run.

    The health exam form, completed and signed by a doctor, must be dated within one year prior to the start of practice or tryouts, and must be filed in the school nurse’s office before the student can try out.

    Certificate of Child Health Examination forms are available in the school office and online at www.ccsd15.net | Departments | Health Services.

    For more information, contact Karen Flor, Health Services Coordinator, at 847-963-3151 or flork@ccsd15.net.

Junior High Physical Education Classes

  • Expectations
    All junior high students are expected to participate in daily physical education classes. A variety of physical activities are offered during the year. Children may be exempted from some or all physical activities with an excuse from parent(s)/guardian(s) for a period of up to three days. Students who need to be excused beyond that or for an extended length of time must provide a written excuse submitted to the school by a person licensed under the Medical Practice Act. Alternative activities and/or units of instruction will be provided for pupils whose physical or emotional condition prevents their participation in the physical education courses as determined by a person licensed under the Medical Practice Act.

    • 7th Grade Physical Education—The 7th Grade physical education/health course provides each student with the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive program consisting of skill development, lead up games, individual sports, team sports and physical fitness activities. Emphasis is placed on active participation and positive social interaction during fitness and sport activities. Activity in the moderate to vigorous level is expected, as this contributes to the overall physical fitness and academic success of our students. Fitness testing, as required by law, will be conducted during the year using FitnessGram. P.E. uniform and athletic shoes are required every day in order to earn participation credit. Good sportsmanship, safety, appropriate language, and following all rules and procedures are expected at all times. The 7th Grade health curriculum is conducted in conjunction with the physical education program. The curriculum covers the following topics: development of character; bullying prevention, mental and emotional health, body systems, healthy relationships, sexual health, tobacco, and peer pressure in regard to health and drugs. Upon request, materials are available for viewing.

    • 8th Grade Physical Education—The 8th Grade physical education/health course provides each student with the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive program consisting of skill development, lead up games, individual sports, team sports and physical fitness activities. Emphasis is placed on active participation and positive social interaction during fitness and sport activities. Activity in the moderate to vigorous level is expected, as this contributes to the overall physical fitness and academic success of our students. Fitness testing, as required by law, will be conducted during the year using FitnessGram. All students are required to dress in a P.E. uniform daily in order to participate. All students are evaluated in a number of areas including, but not limited to: general participation; the process of skill development; and game play activity levels. Good sportsmanship, safety, appropriate language, and following all rules and procedures are expected at all times. The 8th Grade health curriculum is conducted in conjunction with the daily physical education program. The curriculum is based on the Glencoe Teen Health series. The eight-week program covers the following topics: conflict resolution; violence prevention; safety; healthy environment; disease prevention, nutrition; physical activity; tobacco; alcohol and drugs. Upon request, materials are available for viewing

    Physical Education Lockers

    The physical education teachers assign PE lockers. Students should lock all personal possessions in the gym locker. The school retains the right to inspect gym lockers and their contents to assure that the locker is being used for the intended purpose.

    Physical Education Uniforms and Supplies

    Students are required to have school regulation uniforms, which are available for purchase at the beginning of the school year. Uniforms are to be worn every day for classes. Students should take their uniforms home each week for laundering. Other supplies needed for PE include gym shoes, socks, and a sweatshirt for outdoor activities.

  • Contact Us

    Curriculum Coordinator 
    Risa Cohen
    Phone: 847-963-3113
    E-mail: cohenr@ccsd15.net