There may be times when it is medically necessary for your child to be excused from participating in Physical Education (injury, post-surgery, etc.). All medical excuses from a health care provider should be given to the school nurse, and a note will be provided for the PE teacher. If the initial note does not specify a date for your child to return to PE, then you will need another note for him/ her to resume these activities.
Parent notes to excuse a child from PE due to illness or injury should also be given to the school nurse. These notes are only valid for 1 to 5 calendar days. In case of excessive absences from PE, the parent may be contacted by the school nurse or PE teacher for follow up.
If a child does not participate in PE activities during the school day, they may not participate in playground activities or any after school PE activity.
MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL:
Parent notes to excuse a child for one day from PE due to injury or illness should be directed to the PE teachers. In case of excessive absences from PE, the parent may be contacted by the PE teacher for follow up. Please note that PE is a graduation requirement at the high school level.
Students who do not participate in PE may not participate in their after school sports practices or games. There is a separate protocol for head injury for sports participation that must be followed.