Physical Education Department

 Your child will be scheduled for 2-5 periods a week of Physical Education. The mission of Physical Education is to empower all students to sustain regular lifelong activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive and fulfilling life. It is based on physical activity undertaken in an active, caring, supportive and non-threatening atmosphere in which every student is challenged and successful. Some of the activities your child will engage in this term include volleyball, basketball. soccer, physical fitness, weight training, cooperative games and gymnastics. We are looking forward to an exciting and successful school year. With your encouragement and support, we will best achieve this goal!

Each student is provided with a locker to safely store his/her belongings while in the gymnasium. Please understand that your child is required to have the items below for Physical Education class in order to participate safely and actively. The Physical Education T-Shirt and lock will be sold in the gym during the first week of school. Please send in a check made out to Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy. Your child is required to have the following items for Physical

Education class. Prices are listed below:

Athletic Type Sneakers

Master brand combination lock - $10.00

RKA T-shirt - $12.00

Your child’s grade in Physical Education is based upon class participation, progress in skills development, preparedness, attitude, sportsmanship, cooperation, and written assignments. A student unprepared 3 or more times during a marking period will receive a failing grade. Notes from a parent or physician should be sent to excuse a child due to illness. For extended release from Physical Education, a doctor’s note is required. Should you have any concerns or questions, feel free to call the school. Thank you for your support.

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