Teacher: Jake Tarbox

Jake Tarbox

Email and Phone Number:

jtarbox@parishhill.org 860-455-9584 x125

Courses Taught:

Middle School Physical Education / High School Physical Education

Textbooks Used:

NA

Grading Policy:

Physical Education Department: Middle School and High School

Regional District #11 – Core Values and Beliefs

We believe students learn best and become contributing, productive members of society through:
*Highly engaging, rigorous and relevant instruction
*Varied educational experiences
*An environment that allows them to grow academically, socially, and personally
*Participation within a safe school climate

21st Century Learning Expectations
ACADEMIC
*Demonstrate effective communication
*Use information, media and technology effectively and responsibly
*Demonstrate the ability to effectively apply problem solving skills across the curriculum
*Become independent and self-directed learners
*Attain the skills and habits for college and career readiness

CIVIC/SOCIAL
*Apply decision making/problem solving skills in social/civic areas
*Handle social situations with respect and responsibility toward others
*Demonstrate responsibility for their own behavior and actions
*Contribute to the welfare of others

 

Mr. Jake Tarbox     jtarbox@parishhill.org        455-9584 ext. 125

Mrs. Jenny Lussier      

jlussier@parishhill.org                                         455-9584 ext. 444

Attendance:

Attendance is mandatory. Any unexcused absences will result in a grade of zero for that day.

Dress Code:

You are expected to change all clothes for P.E. This means shorts or “track” pants, T-shirt and sweats. Athletic shoes must be worn. No boots, sandals or dress shoes are allowed. The P.E. department reserves the right to determine if any clothing/footwear is unacceptable.

Grading:

Grading will be based on a 0 -10 point system per class. Each student will be graded on proper attire, participation, behavior, effort, attitude, performance, quizzes and fitness testing.

LOSS OF CREDIT:

You will lose credit when you exceed the following number of absences:

3 tardies equals one unapproved absence.

Medical Concerns:

It is our goal to ensure the safety, enjoyment and participation of all students. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the teacher of any medical condition that could limit their participation. This should be taken care of at the beginning of class. Ex: asthma, cold, returning from injury or illness etc.  If a student is returning to school after an illness or injury, please provide a written note from home (valid for one class).  When a student has a medical excuse, they are excused from the activities specified by the doctor. *It is also expected that any injury that occurs during class will be reported to the teacher at that time.

 

Middle School Grading:

9 – 10: On task entire class. Gives best effort for the entire class. Follows directions completely without prompts. Listens to teacher. Participates w/others effectively and respectfully.

7 – 8: On task most of class. Gives effort equal to ability. Follows direction with minimal prompting. Works well with others. Demonstrates respect for self and others.

5 – 6: Frequently off task. Effort not equal to ability level. Fails to consistently follow directions. Must be reminded to stay focused.

3 – 4: Off task majority of class. Effort is well below ability level. Consistently fails to follow directions.

1 – 2: Off task most of class. Minimal participation and effort. Non-inclusive, rude, disrespectful to others. Does not follow directions. Inattentive.

0: Fail to dress appropriately for class. Choose not to participate in class. Inappropriate behavior that demonstrates a lack of respect for self and others.

EXAMPLES OF POINT(S) DEDUCTIONS

A. NOT CHANGED AND/OR NO PARTICIPATION IN CLASS
B. POOR EFFORT IN CLASS ACTIVITIES/ASSIGNMENTS
C. NON-ATTENTIVE IN CLASS
D. NOT FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS IN A TIMELY MANNER
E. TARDY TO CLASS (MINIMAL OR EXCESSIVE)
F. UNACCEPTABLE SCHOOL LANGUAGE (SWEARING/CUSSING)
G. FAILURE TO CHECK-IN FOR ATTENDANCE
AFTER CLASS AND REMAIN WITH TEACHER UNTIL BELL RINGS
H. DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR OF ANY TYPE
High School Grading

Grading: 4 3 2 1
Behavior/ Models exemplary behavior, Consistently follows rules, Inconsistently follows rules, Rarely follows class rules,
Readiness to always follows class rules, on time, full P.E. attire tardy, missing part of P.E. tardy, missing all P.E. clothes
participate on time, full P.E. attire, not distruptive, needs a outfit, occasionally disruptive frequently distruptive, not
not disrupting others, reminder to listen during talking out during instruction, listening/talking during
listening attentively during instruction, treats equipment multiple reminders about instruction, displays
instructions, treats equipment with care. behavior, occasional misuse frustration inappropriately,
with care. of equipment repeated misuse of equipment.
Effort High level of participation, Consistent daily effort, good Needs some reminders to Particpates only upon
self-motivated, demonstrates level of participation, participate, limited action to demand, little movement
desire to improve personal maintains personal fitness, improve fitness, participates during activity, socializes,
fitness, plays an active active postion – most of the only under observation/ will move if the play comes to
position entire time time verbal encouragement them
Affective/ Respectful of self and others, Supportive of classmates, Needs occasional reminders Needs frequent reminders
Teamwork helps others without treats equipment with care, not to argue with others, to not argue/speak & act
prompting, cooperates with exhibits positive and fair occasionally has input in respectfully/exhibit positive
others the entire time, game play, cooperates most organizng the group, & fair game play, rarely offers
understands/plays by rules of the time, understands/ cooperates only under verbal input, rarely plays by or
holds others accountable for plays by the rules, regularly encouragement of teacher, understands the rules,
positive/fair game play, attempts new activities with plays by the rules (most of little to no willingness to try
always willing to try new good energy/attitude the time), sometimes tries new activities, argues with
activities with great energy new activity (may complain) teacher
Knowledge & Demonstrates an excellent Demonstrates fundamental Demonstrates limited Inadequate skilsl with little
Skill understanding of skill, skills & strategies, performs knowledge of skills, performs to no development, poor
Development strategies, & concepts.  Puts most skills with ease.  Student most skills at introductory understanding of concepts,
forth full effort in improving demonstrates acceptable level, limited understanding minimal effort in improving
skills. effort in improving skills. of concepts, some effort skills.
in improving skills.

 

 

HEALTH CLASS

Classroom Rules

-Be prepared for class:

-Have the necessary classroom supplies with you every day (writing utensil, paper, etc)

-Be ready to begin class as soon as the bell rings.

-Listen and follow directions the first time given.

-Practice appropriate behavior:

-Be courteous to your classmates and teacher

-Treat school property with care

-Be respectful

-All school rules apply

Goals

-Comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.

-Demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors to reduce health risks.

-Analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health.

-Demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.

(*from the Connecticut Comprehensive School Health/Physical Education Content Standard Narratives*)

Grading

-Daily grade:  class preparation, participation in discussions

-Unit projects/major assignments (school wide rubrics)

 

Office Hours:

Office hours available upon request

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