Oak Valley Departmental Information
OVMS Physical Education Staff
Mr. Patrick Sheehan
Mrs. Rhea Dawn Smith
Mr. Kenny Daum
Mrs. Aleta Deddeh
Mr. Chris Smith
|6th Grade Curriculum 7th/||8th Grade Curriculum|
|Throwing and Catching||Wiffle Ball|
|4 goal soccer||Basketball|
|Hand Ball||Pickle Ball|
|Volley Tennis||Paddle Ball|
|Gymnastics Field Day training|
|Field Day training|
OVMS Physical Education Grading Policies
There are three grades that every student receives in Physical Education. Regardless of the class the student is in, the following guidelines apply.
This part of the student’s grade is largely based on a possible 10pts. to be earned every class period. The daily
points are divided up into 3 points for the daily run and 7 points for effort and participation.
Students also accumulate points each trimester through graded runs. These occur every two weeks and are either “The Mile” run, or the “Continuous Run”. These runs are all worth 10 points a piece. In addition, there are two fitness tests (push-ups and curl-ups) each trimester worth 10 points a piece. *These fitness tests are scored according to state standards and points are earned based on the student’s performance.
There may also be a standards based skill test depending on the unit of study.
Students may lose points for lack of participation, poor effort, failing the daily run, poor behavior, or chewing gum. The amount of point deductions for each of these infractions are up to the coach’s discretion depending on the frequency and severity of the student’s behavior.
Points lost for behavior can not be made up.
This portion of the student’s grade is largely based on their academic grade. However, other considerations, such as a student not improving on their push-up score over the trimester and or effort level during class time, can affect the final grade. The scale below shows a guideline used to break down the number of marks a student has accrued during the trimester into a possible Work Habit grade.
98% and up= O
97% - 86%= G
85% - 75%= S
74% and down = N/U
This piece of the student’s grade is driven by a number of things. Does the student come to class, on time, prepared each day? Is the student following school wide expectations? The scale below shows a guideline used to break down the number of marks a student has accrued during the trimester into a possible Citizenship grade.
0 marks= O
1 – 2 marks = G
3 – 5 marks = S
6 – ? down = N/U.
Physical Education Excuses
Students may be excused from physical education for up to three days with a signed/dated note from a parent/guardian. If the note does not read two or three days, we will assume that it is a one day excuse. To be excused from physical education for a longer period of time, students must bring a note from a doctor. If their physical condition allows it, they will be required to dress out for physical education and report to roll call.
We are a participation and effort based program. If a student is not present or they have a medical excuse then they are not earning their points for the day and should turn in a make-up form as soon as possible.
You may obtain a copy of the make-up form at the link below or the Learning Point sites of each the coaches in the department. Please know that in addition to these forms, we also offer time in class to make-up graded runs that were missed, as well as give the opportunity to make individual appointments with each coach should the situation make it necessary..
The state required fitness test called Fitness Gram measures five components of physical fitness which have been identified as being important because of their relationship to overall health and fitness. The five components are:
Aerobic Capacity Body Composition Muscular Strength
Muscular Endurance Muscular Flexibility
All students will be instructed in the appropriate technique for each of the required test items. Also with the new SB78 students will now be required by law to pass all five areas before graduating from high school.
- · Arrive in the locker room before the tardy bell.
- · Wear the proper clothing to class. Torn clothing or shorts with pockets are not allowed.
- · Respect the rights and feelings of others.
- · Follow the safety instructions set by the Physical Education Staff.
- · Take pride and care for all of the equipment and school facilities.
Locker Room Rules
- · Keep locker locked at all times
- · Do not share lockers or combinations
- · Do not share P.E clothes with anyone
- · The locker room is for use only during your P.E. period
- · No glass containers in lockers
- · No food, drinks, or gum
- · Use restrooms during dressing time only
- · Students are to remain behind the gate on the blacktop after changing until the bell rings
- · For everyone''s safety…No aerosol spray/scented body spray/colognes, no throwing of objects and no horseplay allowed in the locker room
ALL STUDENTS WILL NEED A CHANGE OF CLOTHES TO DRESS FOR P.E.
Physical Education is a required academic class and we will expect students to be prepared for class by bringing their P.E. change of clothing. If students forget their clothes, they may borrow a "loaner" set of clothing from the physical education department.
A change of clothes for Physical Education consists of either an Oak Valley P.E. Shirt and Shorts or preferred blue shirt and black shorts brought from home, socks, and athletic shoes (laced tightly). A sturdy lock will be used to secure their belongings in the locker issued to them at the beginning of school. Master locks are available for purchase if desired.
P.E. Shirts $10.00
P.E. Shorts $15.00
P.E. Locks $5.00
Please send cash or checks made out to Oak Valley Middle School
Physical education classes and after school sports activities can be very rigorous and accidents occasionally occur. Because of this, parents are strongly encouraged to purchase personal injury insurance for your son/daughter.
The Poway Unified School District is not liable for any accidents that may occur during a school related activity. Insurance Information is included in the first day packet or can be picked up in the counseling office.