Greetings on behalf of the Physical Education Department at The Ogden International School of Chicago, we are delighted to have your child(ren) in class this year! As you may already know, Physical Education classes will be held 2 days per week for 50-60 minutes.
Your child(ren) will receive a grade in Physical Education class with every report card.
Grades in class depend on various factors: class participation, homework/assignments, test/quizzes, projects, etc.
I expect students to follow directions, to participate to the best of his/her ability, to show good sportsmanship, to use appropriate safety skills, and to respect the teacher and other students. These rules are posted in the gym for the entire year and I expect every student to follow them at all times.
To earn an "A" in class, a student must:
A = 100-93
B = 92-87
C = 86-78
D = 77-70
F = Below 70
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I may be reached through my email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (773) 534-8110. Thank you for your cooperation. Let's make this a great year!
Helping Kids Stay Fit,
Mrs. Rachel McMillin
If a student chooses not to follow the rules, they will receive a verbal warning first. If the behavior continues, they will be placed in a time out situation where they can think about what they have done. If a student sits out three times or more in 1-2 weeks, the parent/guardian will be notified by phone call, email, or a note home. If the problem continues, the administration team will be contacted in an effort to resolve the problem. If a parent/guardian or the administration team is notified, the child's grade will be affected.
Dress Code Information
For your child's safety, I strongly recommend that they wear gym shoes during Physical Education class! Dress shoes, boots, sandals, flip-flops, crocs, or tie-up shoes that are left unlaced are not acceptable. This increases the risk of injury. For this reason, your child will not be allowed to participate in activity (if necessary) if they are not wearing appropriate shoes. This will affect their grade (if they are out of uniform on a regular basis). I also suggest that if your daughter wears a skirt or a dress to school, please have her bring or wear shorts/leggings/pants underneath. Wearing a skirt or dress is not a reason to miss activity, but we do tumbling and fitness exercises where we will be on the floor at times. Your daughter may feel more comfortable to participate if she has shorts/leggings/pants underneath her skirt or dress.
If for any reason your child(ren) must miss Physical Education class due to an injury or illness, please send a note with your child(ren) or contact me or the school. It is helpful if the note is specific about what your child(ren) cannot do. (examples: your child has a bad cold and you do or they cannot run and get overheated - instead maybe they could do stationary activities like stretches, dribbling a ball, tossing and catching with a partner, etc). Sometimes children have to sit out of the entire Physical Education class due to the nature of their note when they could be participating in some activities. The more a student can do in the class, the more beneficial the class is to them (if possible to participating). If your child(ren) must miss more than three consecutive days of Physical Education class, a doctor's note will be needed (please make sure to notify the school nurse also).