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PE Department

Matt Atilano (949) 589-6543 ex: 701 Teacher
Aryn Klein Teacher
Amanda Leiva Physical Education Teacher
Todd Theurer Teacher

Course Descriptions

Physical Education

6th Grade

Length of Course: Year
Credits: 5 credits per quarter

 

The required physical education program for 6th grade students includes activities that support the California State Physical Education standards. The curriculum focuses on and supports students in developing their hand-eye coordination, foot-eye coordination, folk and line dance, rhythmics, stunts, tumbling, and coordinated movement and motor skills in lead up games. 6th grade students will also have a fitness component to their middle school experience and will be assessed under the California State Fitness Testing program.

 

Sixth grade students are required to take daily physical education per education code. Curriculum supports the California State Physical Education Content Standards. 6th grade focuses on the following:

  • hand-eye skills (throwing and catching all kinds of objects),

  • foot-eye skills (locomotor skills, kicking and punting),

  • striking skills (using our hands, feet and levers),

  • jump rope and folk and line dance for rhythmical skills

  • rhythmic, stunts and tumbling

  • coordinated movement and motor skills in lead up games

     

As a common assessment in 6th grade, students will have a fitness component to their middle school experience; this will be using the California State Fitness Tests as an assessment tool. Fitness and use of technology should be used to monitor and assess student learning throughout our units. There is a pre and post assessment to this component as well.

7th Grade

Length of Course: Year

Credits: 5 credits per quarter

 

State of California states 7th graders will emphasis the use of skills in a variety of activities/ games building on their foundation from 6th grade. In 7th grade Physical Education the levels will increase through bats, hockey, and golf.  Students will create their own games as well as experience a variety of strategies and scoring systems. Dance is continued through the grades and this level performs multi-cultural dances from around the world. Students are introduced to our fitness center and learn to use all the machines, set goals and improve their muscular strength and endurance. CUSD had adopted 7th grade Power Standards that are in the process of being updated; here are some examples:

 

Five Components of Fitness (muscle strength, muscle endurance, aerobic capacity, flexibility and body composition:

  •   3.1 Assessing Fitness

  •   4.2 Identifying Activities

Fitness for Life:

  •   3.6 Maintain and monitor a fitness program

  •   4.5 Nutrition

Social Responsibility:

  •   5.3 Demonstrate acceptance

  •   5.4 Express encouragement

 

Physical Fitness Testing – 7th Grade  PFT Testing in 7th grade.

The State of California uses our 7th graders to officially test physical fitness by using the Fitness-gram, which compares our results throughout the state. Fitness-gram testing is conducted in the spring in the following categories; mile run/shuttle run, curl-ups, push-ups, sit & reach, trunk lift and shoulder strength. These measure body composition, flexibility, upper body strength, vo2 max, cardiovascular strength and endurance which are developed through weekly mile runs and other cardio activities. We test at each grade level to track progress and proficiency. Students are also introduced to team sports and units may include soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball, football and field hockey. Individual sports are also introduced such as tumbling and track and field.

 

8th Grade

Length of Course: Year
Credits: 5 credits per quarter


Eighth grade students are required to take daily physical education per education code. Curriculum supports the California State Physical Education Content Standards. 8th grade focuses on the following:

  • Team sports

  • Offensive and defensive strategies

  • Traditional and Non Traditional sports and games

  • Lifelong Fitness – Assessing performance and setting goals

  • Building and developing content specific literacy

CUSD had adopted 8th Power Standards that are in the process of being updated; here are some examples:

 

Five Components of Fitness (muscle strength, muscle endurance, aerobic capacity, flexibility and body composition:

  • 3.1 Assessing Fitness
  • 3.4 Participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity a minimum of four days each week

Fitness for Life:

  • 4.1 Develop a two week physical fitness plan specifying the proper warm-up and cool-down activities and the principles of exercise for each of the five components of health-related physical fitness.
  • 4.4 Identify and apply basic principles in weight / resistance training and safety practices

Social Responsibility:

  • 5.2 Organize and work cooperatively with the group to achieve the goals of the group.

  • 5.7 Model support towards individuals of all ability levels and encourage others to be supportive and inclusive

    of all individuals.

 

As a common assessment in 8th grade, students will have a fitness component to their middle school experience; this will be using the California State Fitness Tests as an assessment tool. Fitness and use of technology should be used to monitor and assess student learning throughout our units. There is a pre and post assessment to this component as well.

 

 

Independent PE (IPE)

The district has moved to an online application process for IPE which is now available.  The district is also currently reviewing the Sports qualification criteria.  Parents may access the new IPE Application, Guidelines and Sports Qualifying Criteria on the new "Athletics Department" website on the CUSD Home page. 

 

Applications will be screened for approval during late July/early August with an August, 8, 2018 deadline for all packets to be received by your school sites for Fall 2016.  All IPE Applications should be completed online by parents.  Parents will need to provide supporting documentation required by the online application process directly to their school site.  Applications will not be considered complete until the packet required through the online registration process is returned to their school site.   All Independent Physical Education (IPE) applications must be submitted annually but new applications may also be considered prior to the Spring semester. 

 

The IPE Application is available to parents through the link below:

 

IPE Online Application

 

Please Note:

  • Submitted applications will generate a time-stamped email response to applicants.
  • The email will include a PDF attachment (approximately 5 pages). Applicants will need access to a printer.
  • After completing the packet, supporting documentation, signatures etc., please return the IPE application packet to your school site. 
  • IPE applications are not considered complete until parents return the organized application packet back to the school site.
  • CUSD will review the sports qualification criteria approval process in June.
  • IPE applications will be screened for approval in late July/early August 2016.
  • Approval notification, explanation of the IPE process and IPE expectations will be sent directly to families directly from the appropriate IPE teacher.
  • Denials will be messaged from the school site and provide follow up assistance.

 

GUIDELINES FOR ONLINE INDEPENDENT PHYSICAL EDUCATION (IPE)

  • Verification of Ranking, if unsure, see Sports Qualifications – Provide a current and verifiable rank of national or equivalent level, or must provide evidence of individual competition/performance at an exceptional level, generally equivalent to a national level. Highlight what is qualifying your student for IPE. (Scores/Times).
  • Requests for Online IPE must be approved by school site Administration or district administrator.
  • Students requesting placement in IPE may first be enrolled in a physical education class. The student is to continue to attend and participate in that class until the Online IPE application has been approved and the student's schedule reflects enrollment in the course.
  • The IPE sport must be a regularly scheduled instructional activity meeting each week during the semester under the ongoing supervision of a qualified instructor. Student must complete each semester.
  • A grade for (IPE) will be calculated based on scores from the Online P.E. Course (assignments, quizzes, tests, and exams). Also, by sport activity hours, called “Activity Logs” where verification is submitted monthly to the Online Instructor, this (can include practices and competition). Failure to turn in monthly work samples will result in grade penalty and possible removal from the Online IPE program.
  • Students must maintain a satisfactory academic status with a minimum 2.0 G.P.A., and have regular attendance, satisfactory campus and classroom behavior to remain in Online IPE.
  • If an athlete cannot actively participate in IPE for more than ten consecutive days because of injury or some other reason, he/she must notify site Admin. (to discuss options).
  • Students must be off-campus and under parent or guardian supervision during their Online IPE period.
  • Students who have qualified for and have been officially enrolled in IPE will receive the same opportunity to have absences excused for sanctioned and documented competitions related to their sport as any other athlete. It's always best to notify teachers prior to an absence to collect work.
  • Online Independent Physical Education may only be accommodated on the student schedule at the beginning or end of the school day based upon the schedule of the school.

You may review the 2016-17 sports qualification criteria by clicking on the link below.  These may be subject to change annually. 

 

 

Qualifications for IPE

 

See the locker for a list of approved Classical Ballet Summer Intensive Programs.