HIBBARD'S PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
All physical education classes are under the direction of Mr. Spahovic and Mr. Zayas.
William G. Hibbard Elementary School, Physical Education Mission Statement: This year the Illinois State Board of Education and the Chicago Board of Education adopted a new Physical Education (PE) Policy that recognizes physical education as a core subject within Chicago Public Schools. As the single academic subject that provides standard-based instruction focused on motor skills and movement, physical activity, physical fitness, personal and social responsibility as well as valuing physical activity for its many benefits proven by the research of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC – www.cdc.gov), and the National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE –www.naspe.org): improved brain function, improved test scores, improved behavior, and improved health. Through student-centered, standards-based and state goal (the new and improved state goals) oriented Hibbard School PE curriculum, students will gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to lead a healthy and physically active life.Hibbard students will be prepared as a” whole child”, for their needs and challenges of an ever-changing world, to be as functional and independent as possible, making their own intelligent decisions about safety, healthy life style, academic improvement, and lifelong physical fitness, using their critical thinking and problem solving skills, personal assessments and goal setting.
During the Physical Education classes (further PE), students will be supervised, guided, and facilitated in the safe learning environment that will have a positive impact on their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development, with regards on their different learning styles, and personal interests. Reasonable accommodations on the basis of students’, medical conditions or religious beliefs will be made, after consultation with the Hibbard principal, Mr. Ahlman.
Also, students will be motivated, encouraged, and challenged through participation in various sports and physical fitness activities. They will be trained to be prepared for the emotional and physical challenges of athletic competition.
Students are not graded on their physical abilities but rather on their effort to learn the skill(s), and show appropriate behavior (Classwork and Participation 60%, Safety 20%, Test/Quiz/Homework 10%, Dress Code 10%). Assessments are given at regular intervals (Initial Assessment – during the lesson, Final Assessment – Unit test) to identify students’ progress and performance, and to modify class instructions.
ASSESSMENTS: Students will get the grade every three weeks, and the parents will be able to see their child’s progress on line through the Parent Portal. If unsatisfactory grade is given, parents please come to see a teacher.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASS SAFETY AND DRESS CODE: Additional to the general CPS/CBOED Dress policies, the Student Code of Conduct, and Hibbard School Dress Code, for the purpose of safe, healthy, and positive and productive learning environment, specific safety and dress code will be implemented during the PE classes:
Students should not wear:
Students should use restrooms before entering the gym. In case of emergency students will go in pairs carrying the restroom passes.
Students are allowed to bring only water in the water bottles (no glass bottles) and use it appropriately.
Students should take, use, and return back all equipment in the proper way, during the P.E. class.
If inappropriate behavior occur student will get warning for the 1st offense, time out for the 2nd offense, and writing of the Behavior Journal for the 3rd offense. Behavior journal should be signed by parents and returned to me by the next PE class.
Class dismissal will be at the designated entrance/dismissal door for your child classroom. Exceptions: student is going to the afterschool class, to the office, to the HibbardMedicalCenter, or Hibbard principal approved designated dismissal exit.
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES: Students will learn and be familiar with the CPS Emergency Planning and Crisis Codes (ELSA), including the evacuation of the building, fire safety procedures, lockdown, Shelter-in-Place, including tornado, and earthquake safety procedures,911 Emergency Calls, Medical Emergencies: First Aid (injuries and food choking), CPR and AED, Medical Conditions: asthma, allergies, diabetes.
Parents, please keep updated School Emergency Forms with the medical information, and with contact phone numbers.