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School Year

2019-2020

Teacher Name

Jessica Kinsey, Lance Schoenwald, Christina Aaron, Travis Underwood, Garret West,Brandi Clapper

Email Address

jkinsey@dcsdk12.org

Travis.Underwood@dcsdk12.org

Lance.Schoenwald@dcsdk12.org

caaron@dcsdk12.org 

bclapper@dcsdk12.org 

ghwest@dcsdk12.org 

Room

Wellness Pod/ Upper E Pod

Gym/Lower E Pod



Course Name

Wellness (Health and Physical Education)

Course Description

The health portion of wellness is designed to promote healthy lifestyle choices.  Students are instructed in age-appropriate components based on the Colorado Dept. of Education’s models as well as the IB MYP expectations.

The physical education portion of wellness  will provide the student with a basic knowledge of fitness.  Each student will be given introductory information in the areas of aerobic and anaerobic conditioning.  The goal is to give students both the knowledge and the physical skills to develop and continue good lifetime fitness habits.  This class will introduce a number of activities/sports over the course of the semester and focus on skill development..   


Physical Education Uniform/Dress Out Policy

Uniforms are REQUIRED for all students.  

The uniform is a gray Mesa t-shirt with a place to write the students name, and the shorts are black mesh also with a place to write the students name. 

UNIFORM COST--Shirt is $6.00 and Shorts are $7.00.  

Athletic shoes are REQUIRED for safety and participation in PE. 

  Athletic Shoes--have laces or velcro or are not going to fly off the student.  

  NO--sandals, flip flops, slides, crocs, boots, heels, slippers, or anything that is going to fly off. 

We also encourage students to bring extra socks, deodorant and any other personal hygiene items they may need throughout the year.

Due to the importance of personal hygiene and preparedness for quality participation in activities in PE, there is a point reduction as well as a consequence when a student is not dressed out/prepared for PE classes. 

Make-Ups

If a student has a parent note and does not participate in activity, it is their responsibility to make up those points during open gym in the morning (7:15-7:25).

In order for the student to receive their make up points, they need to be active in some way during open gym.  At the end of open gym, the student will need to get a Make-Up Form from a supervising teacher to give to their PE teacher. 

Forms will need to be dated and signed by a supervising teacher. 

Each “No Dress” day is a loss of 1 point in Work Habits

Each “No Participation” day is a loss of 2 points in Work Habits

3 days of not dressing out→ 

Parent Contacted

After 1st Parent Contact if the student still does not dress out→ 

After 3 more no dresses, the student’s work habit grade will drop a complete letter grade

If no dressing continues, on the 7th no dress→ 

The administration will be contacted and involved to create a plan.


Injuries and Notes

If the student gets injured: 

-the student MUST notify their wellness teacher immediately

If the student has a doctors note: (depending on what the note specifically says)

-they should not dress out and they need to sit out in a safe location in the gym or on the field.

-they CANNOT do an activity of any kind if they have a doctors note

-a doctors note excuses them from participation and dressing out

If the student has a parent note

-they should not dress out and they need to sit out in a safe location in the gym or on the field. 

-after two days of parent note, they will begin to lose points unless they bring in a doctor’s note

-parent note means that the student has to make up the activity/those points during open gym Monday thru Friday between 7:15am and 7:25am. (this does not include fitness test make-up)

If a student does not have a note but says they are injured or ill:

-that is up to the teacher  to decide whether they dress out and participate or not.  (Teacher will encourage them to do their best and participate at every chance)



Grading

The wellness department at MMS has high expectations for students concerning physical health and overall well-being.  With that in mind, know that it takes consistent hard work, great sportsmanship and the desire to improve upon physical abilities to not only earn the grade the student wants, but to also improve upon overall health.  

Students will receive grades based on:

Demonstration of content knowledge based on the assessment of IB Criterion and CDE Content Standards.

Work habits are based on meeting expectations, being prepared, effort and participation, and behavior.


IB Criterion



Work Habits Grade

A

Knowing and Understanding

Max 8 pts

Work Habits grades are based on participation, preparedness (dressing out), following directions, being on time and behavior.  We understand that every child is unique as are their circumstances. Students are able to earn a total of 8 points per week of PE.  Depending on whether they have met the requirements will determine their work habits grade. 

B

Planning for Performance

Max 8 pts

C

Applying and Performing

Max 8 pts

D

Reflecting and Improving

Max 8 pts



Specific Content Information

For more detailed and specific information on the units and lessons your student will be working on please check your wellness teachers webpage on the Mesa Website  https://mms.dcsdk12.org/


Questions or Comments and Contact

Please come and talk to us if you have any questions.  We are here from 7:00 (or earlier) to 3:00 (or later). Always feel comfortable asking for any extra help with skills or assignments.  

You may reach your teacher via the Mesa Webpage https://mms.dcsdk12.org/ or email. 



7th Grade Wellness Teachers:

Lance Schoenwald (Atlas) Lance.Schoenwalkd@dcsdk12.org 

Jessica Kinsey (Glacier)  jkinsey@dcsdk12.org

Chris Aaron (Polar) caaron@dcsdk12.org 

8th Grade Wellness Teachers:

Travis Underwood (Grizzly) Travis.Underwood@dcsdk12.org

Garret West (Panda) ghwest@dcsdk12.org 

Brandi Clapper (Sun)  bclapper@dcsdk12.org 

















Wellness 

2019-2020


Dear Parents,

We are grateful to be a part of the wellness department at Mesa.  We have had the chance to meet your students and are very excited to teach them and get to know them.  

We have included information about our classes, what we hope to teach your students, as well as what we expect from them in our classes.  Throughout the year we will be using technology ranging from cell phones to IPads and Computers/Chromebooks. Any use of technology in class is to enhance their learning experiences and not intended for any other use (please review the cell phone policy).  

Please communicate to your students the value of being responsible in both Health and PE classes.  In PE locking their lockers is their responsibility and the school or teacher is not liable for lost or stolen belongings.

WE STRONGLY VALUE communication with you and your students.   The more that we can communicate, the better we can ensure that your student is getting everything that they need.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have about your student or our classes.

By signing the form below you are acknowledging that you have read and understood the rules, policies, and expectations of the Mesa Wellness Department. 


Thank you,


7th Mrs. Kinsey JKINSEY@DCSDK12.ORG, Mr. Schoenwald LANCE.SCHOENWALD@DCSDK12.ORG  , and 

Mrs. Aaron CAARON@DCSDK12.ORG

8th Mr. Underwood TAUNDERWOOD@DCSDK12, Mr. West GHWEST@DCSDK12.ORG , and 

Mrs. Clapper BCLAPPER@DCSDK12.ORG


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Wellness 

2019-2020



STUDENT NAME:_______________________________________________________PERIOD:_________DATE:_________________ 


  • I HAVE RECEIVED, REVIEWED AND UNDERSTAND THE COURSE SYLLABUS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR WELLNESS. 

  • I KNOW THAT GRADES WILL BE UPDATED REGULARLY AND THAT I CAN ACCESS GRADES THROUGH INFINITE CAMPUS.

  • I UNDERSTAND THERE ARE CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN HEALTH EDUCATION AND I WILL EXPRESS MY CONCERNS TO THE TEACHER ABOUT SPECIFIC UNITS BEING TAUGHT TO MY STUDENT. 

  • I UNDERSTAND THAT I CAN ACCESS GOOGLE CLASSROOM AS WELL AS INFINITE CAMPUS TO SEE WHAT MY STUDENT IS LEARNING AS WELL AS THEIR UPCOMING ASSIGNMENTS OR RESPONSIBILITIES. 

  • IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR STUDENT'S TEACHER (KEEP THE TEACHER INFORMATION ABOVE FOR YOUR PERSONAL RECORDS).

  • CIRCLE/HIGHLIGHT YOUR STUDENTS WELLNESS TEACHER→   Mrs. Kinsey         Mr. Underwood                                 Mr. Schoenwald Mrs. AARON Mr. West            Mrs. Clapper



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PARENT SIGNATURE STUDENT SIGNATURE


PARENT PREFERRED CONTACT (email address or phone)______________________________________________________________


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