• High School

    Physical Education

    2018-2019 Course Overview


    Mr. Joseph Vaccaro                             Mrs. Lucia DiNapoli

    jvaccaro@wood-ridgeschools.org          ldinapoli@wood-ridgeschools.org

    201-933-6777 Ext. 5609                        201-933-6777 Ext. 5610

    Mr. Christopher Lange                        Mrs. Andrea Marino

    clange@wood-ridgeschools.org              amarino@wood-ridgeschools.org

    201-933-6777 Ext. 5609                        201-933-6777 Ext. 5610



    Course Description

    The Physical Education program is designed to create and maintain physical and mental fitness, to develop a basic knowledge of skills, strategies, sportsmanship and personal cleanliness, to encourage growth through interaction with others in individual and team activities, and to develop leadership skills. Students will also develop accountability for measuring and evaluating their own fitness level. 


    Uniform Requirement

    • All PE students must be dressed in physical education uniforms consisting of our school colors blue, grey, black and white. Any Wood-Ridge logo tee, any color, may be worn.
    • Sneakers, Shorts, Sweatpants, leggings.  NO Nike pro spandex are allowed for girls.
    • NO JEWELRY of any kind.  You can not be excused with a doctor's note.


    Evaluation/Performance Requirements

    Each student begins a marking period with 100 points which equals an A+. 

    • Preparation: 30% of marking period average

    Preparation for PE consists of changing into a school PE uniform, socks/ sneakers, or appropriate outdoor clothing as described above.  All clothing must also adhere to school district dress code policy. School clothes may not be worn as the PE uniform.

    Being unprepared for class will result in five (5) points deducted from the 50 point total preparation.

                NO JEWELRY of any kind can be present for PE class.


    • Participation and Effort: 40% of marking period average

    Each student is required to show consistent effort and participation in all physical education classes. A student that does not participate in class instruction, or demonstrates a lack of sportsmanship or cooperation, will have five (5) points deducted from the 50 point total for Participation. Any student attempting to participate in an activity in which they are not a part of will result in -5.


    • Performance Based: 15% of marking period average

    All fitness components such as pushups, situps, and cardiovascular.


    • Written/formal assessments: 15% of marking period average

    Tests, and quizzes based on activities taught during physical education classes.





    Course Expectations

    ·         Demonstrate a general knowledge of rules or sports and activities

    ·         Demonstrate skills necessary to participate in the various sports and activities

    ·         Develop strength, flexibility, and resistance to fatigue in large muscle groups

    ·         Develop cardiovascular efficiency through aerobic activities

    ·         Gain self-confidence as a result of being physically fit

    ·         Develop coordination through repetition of skills

    ·         Learn to play as a cooperating member of a team

    ·         Follow all safety guidelines to ensure the safety of yourself and your classmates.



    Listed below are some examples of activities that may be taught throughout the year.

    ·               Soccer

             .        Archery 

    ·               Football

    ·               Badminton

    ·               Volleyball

    ·               Speedball

    ·               Hockey

    ·               Physical fitness testing

    ·               Aerobic activities

    ·               Weight training activities

    ·               Softball

    ·               Track & Field

    ·               REC Games (kickball, wiffle ball)


    Student responsibilities regarding Excused/Unexcused Excuses 

    Students can only be excused from participation if they submit an excuse written by a parent/guardian or a medical doctor. Students with long-term medical excuses will be expected to complete a weekly written assignment for class credit. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain assignments from grading teachers. 


    An excuse written by a parent must include a phone number where the parent can be reached for verification.

    A parent note can only be used for 1 excused absence, after a doctors note will be needed.   


    Locker Usage

             All students must supply their own lock and secure their belongings in a locker. Students will utilize the lockers during the class period only. All locks and belongings must be removed at the end of the period. 


    Students are not to leave personal belongings on the benches or in unsecured lockers, and students are discouraged from bringing money and other personal items to the locker room. Electronic devices are never permitted in school. Any unsecured items stolen from the locker room will not be the responsibility of the school.



    Students who are seeking permission to be excused from physical education for the purposes of performing work for other classes, or for clubs/activities, must first receive permission from their physical education teacher. 


    Students are prohibited from bringing a note from excusing them to PE class after the PE class has begun.