• Physical Education (P.E.) Department

    Van Wyck Physical Education
    Our Philosophy 

    A Physical Education program should provide an individualized, developmentally appropriate, and personally challenging instructional program that advances the student’s knowledge, confidence, skills, and motivation to engage in a lifelong, healthy, active lifestyle.






    New York State Physical Education Standards 


    Standard 1

    Personal Health and Fitness
    Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health.

    Standard 2

    A Safe and Healthy Environment
    Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.

    Standard 3

    Resource Management
    Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.


     GRADING POLICIES FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION Students in 7th & 8th grade are graded numerically
    1. Each student is required to bring a complete change of clothes for class.
    The clothes should consist of all of the following: T- shirt, Athletic shorts (no pockets or denim) or sweat pants (not pajama pants) Sweatshirts, Traditional sneaker or athletic shoes
    2. None of the above clothing may be worn to school the day of PE class with the exception of the sneakers.
    3. No jewelry, with the exception of stud earrings, may be worn during the class. Safely secure your personal belongings in your locker.
    4. Each student will be assigned a locker with a lock for his/her belongings. Lockers are assigned for your exclusive use. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
    5. All students must change their clothes for class each day. If they do not change clothes, they will not be allowed to participate and will receive an “unprepared” for the day and they will lose 6 points.
    6. Students who do not participate in PE for medical or unexcused reason (unprepared) will not be allowed to participate in intramural or interscholastic practice or game that day.
    7. Students must be on time to class. Students must change quickly and sit in their assigned seat in order to not be marked late. Students MUST remain in their assigned “seat” for the duration of attendance and warm-ups.
    8. If a student is ill or injured, s/he must bring a note in for that day to be excused. The note is to be given to the PE teacher at the beginning of the period. If your injury/illness is for an extended period of time (more than one week), a medical note from a doctor is required. A student will not receive an unprepared for a medical excuse.
    9. NO gum, candy, food or drinks are allowed in class or in the locker rooms.
    10. Unprepared students automatically earn a zero and written assignments will be given to do during class time. However, each student will be given one opportunity each quarter to “wipe” away an unprepared by doing an additional assignment. It is the student’s responsibility to consult with his/her teacher regarding this option.
    11. On two-hour delays due to time constraints, it is not required for students to change. However, sneakers must be worn in class to participate during this shortened period of time.
    12. String backpacks may not be used in school to transport gym clothes to gym class, except prior to 8:00 a.m.
    7 th and 8th grade 90% of the grade will be based on:
     On time 1 point
     Sportsmanship 2 point  
    Participation 3 points
    10% of the grade will be based on: Assessments Physical Education will receive a numerical grade that will be included in the overall grade point average.