• Peekskill City School District

    Department of Physical Education


    Peekskill High School

    1072 Elm St.

    Peekskill, NY 10566



    Summer Academy Physical Education Syllabus


    Class Attire

    Students should come prepared for Physical Education.  Sneakers are the only requirement for participation.  Students may not wear jeans, flats, boots or slip-on shoes /flip flops for PE class.  All students are expected to dress appropriately without any restrictions to movement for various in class activities.  All attire worn during Physical Education must comply with the Board of Education Approved, Peekskill City School District Code of Conduct.  Any jewelry considered dangerous must be removed.  Students are not permitted to wear tank tops and sleeveless shirts.  Physical Education teachers will have the final say as to what is acceptable apparel for class.


    Class Participation

    The department expects every student to be in class, to be prepared, and to participate on a daily basis.  Physical Education is a participation-based program; therefore absences from class will affect student grades. 


    Medical Excuses

    New York State Commissioners Regulations state that there are NO medical excuses for Physical Education.  Should a student have a doctor’s note stating he/she is medically limited from participating in Physical Education, it must be brought to the nurse first and then to his/her instructor.  A student will not be required to participate in any activity relating to his/her medical.  Alternative activities/assignment will be given and must be completed within the assigned time to earn credit.  


    Class Attendance

    ·         Students will not receive credit for the course if they miss more than 4 days of class.

    ·         3 tardies= 1 absence

    ·         Exceptions are up to the discretion of the instructor


    Grading (5 points earned daily for 100% of grade)


    2 points = Attending class/proper attire (sneakers no JEANS)

    1 point = Demonstrated skill acquisition

    1 point = Sportsmanship

    1 point = Conduct, Participation and effort