If a student needs to be out of P.E. for a short period of time, a note including the date it was written and a parent signature, is required. A parent note is good for up to three school days. After that time a doctor's note may be need to explain why the student needs to be out for a longer period of time. A parent note can be used if the student is recovering from an illness or injury and still needs a little more time to get up to full strength.
If a student is out of p.e. due to a more serious injury, it is very helpful if the doctor can be specific as to what the student can and can not do or participate in. For example, if the student broke their arm, but can still use their legs, then the student can walk the track instead of the activitiy of the day. We can also modify activities so that we can accomondate a student and still have them be able to participate in some way shape or form.
When a student can't participate at all in P.E. class due to illness or an injury, a
student may be asked to go to the Media Center and work on a P.E. article to
earn their points for the day. We have a binder with articles on a variety of sports that the students will chose one to read and answer some questions about what they have read. We also have a book of occupations that are connected in some way to the Physical Education Field that the students can chose one and read instead. The occupation book also has a set of questions that the student will have to answer and turn in to earn P.E. points.