Lancaster Middle School
Physical Education: Policy & Procedures
In order to “Participate” in P.E. class students must be properly attired:
-Shorts or sweatpants – no zippers / boxer shorts should not be visible.
-T-shirt or sweatshirt – no tank tops or “spaghetti” straps
-Sneakers/socks – laces should be tied
-P.E. attire must be different from school clothes worn to school that day –
for hygiene purposes.
-All jewelry must be removed for all students’ safety.
-Locks are not issued for P.E.
-Students may bring a lock, but remove it at the end of class period.
-Valuables are to be stored in students’ hall locker. We are not responsible
for lost or stolen items.
-Anyone caught stealing will loose his or her locker room privileges.
-All clothing, books, etc. should be placed in lockers provided during class
-Backpacks are not permitted in the locker room.
-Students are graded on a daily basis for participation.
-Students are graded on participation (50%), skills tests, quizzes, & authentic
-Grading is done numerically and averaged in with students overall GPA.
-An “unprepared” for class counts as a zero, unless student attends make-up.
-Make-ups will be offered bi-weekly with a maximum of 3 make-ups per quarter.
-Three “unprepared” in a quarter will result in a detention.
-Students are responsible for making up any missed work (quiz, skills test,
mile run) due to an excused absence.
-A medical excuse from a doctor will be submitted to the school nurse and
then be forwarded to P.E. teacher.
-Students who are medically exempt from P.E. participation will receive a
written assignment every two weeks until cleared by medical doctor to
-A one-day medical excuse from a parent/guardian should be given directly to
the P.E. teacher at the beginning of class. Any problem lasting more than
one day will require a doctor’s note.
-Protective eye guards are available in the P.E. office.
-Food, gum or beverages are not permitted in the gymnasiums, locker rooms
or fitness room. Water only in fitness room.
-ECIC (Erie County Interscholastic Conference) rules require all athletes to
participate in their Physical Education classes. An in-season athlete
(Modified, JV or Varsity) may not participate in a game or practice if Physical
Education class is missed on that day due to an unprepared.
-Students may not participate in intramurals if they did not participate in
Physical Education class due to unprepared.