Physical education is taught in a developmentally planned and sequential curriculum that fosters the development of movement skills, enhances health-related fitness, increases students’ knowledge, offers direct opportunities to learn how to work cooperatively in a group setting, and encourages healthy habits and attitudes for a healthy lifestyle. Unless otherwise exempted, all students are required to engage daily during the school day in a physical education course. Health and safety are also studied.
A student may be excused from physical education due to physical limitations or illness up to three days with a note from the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s). Any illness or injury requiring more than three days exclusion from participation must be accompanied by a physician’s note stating the reason for the excuse and the length of time the excuse will run. A student who is excused from participating in gym may not participate in outdoor recess to prevent the student from exceeding physical limitations.
Parents/guardians shall be provided the opportunity to preview all materials used for instructional purposes on AIDS, family life instruction, sex abuse, anabolic steroids, or organ/tissue transplantation. Parents/guardians shall be given at least five days written notice before instruction on avoiding sex abuse begins.
No student shall be required to take or participate in any class or course on AIDS, family life instruction, sex abuse, or organ/tissue transplantation if the student’s parent/guardian submits a written objection to the school’s principal. Refusal to take or participate in any such course or program shall not be reason for disciplinary action or academic penalty.