May 20, 2013
5 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0600
All sixth through eighth grade students will be participating in four weeks of aquatic instruction during their regularly scheduled Physical Education class. The goals of the Aquatic Program are:
• To enhance one’s swimming proficiency and confidence in the water
• To instruct students how to effectively react during an emergency situation
• To obtain knowledge in various aquatic activities
• To have fun.
• An adequate bathing suit: Boys must have swim trunks (shorts are not acceptable). Girls must wear one-piece bathing suits. Suits deemed inappropriate or unacceptable by the Physical Education teacher are not permitted.
• A clean towel
• A plastic bag to transport wet clothing/towels, EACH DAY
• White tee shirts may be worn in the pool as long as they do not interfere with student safety.
• Swim caps, goggles are permitted, however, not required. Long hair must be tied back or in a cap.
• Students will be required to adhere to all pool rules at all times.
• All classes will be homogeneously grouped, meaning only girls will use the pool at one time or vice-versa.
• All students will be water-tested the first day of the aquatic unit to determine skill level and will be required to stay in their assigned area unless otherwise directed by their teacher.
• Lockers will be provided to all students during their scheduled 40 minutes of class ONLY. All belongings, including locks, are to be taken home at the completion of each swim class. Any locks and/or belongings left at the end of each day will be removed.
• It is the student’s responsibility to follow the rules. The PE Department is NOT responsible for any lost or stolen items.
• Both locker rooms will be utilized to provide students with more changing areas, showers, dryers, toilets, etc. (Personal hair-dryers are NOT permitted)
• A certified American Red Cross Lifeguard will be on duty at all times during pool hours.
• Using a 40 minute period, students will be allowed 5 minutes to change into their bathing suits, shower and report to the pool deck,; there will be 27 minutes of instruction; and students will be given 8 minutes to change at the end of class.
• If there is a medical or religious reason for a child to be excused from swimming class, the student must bring a note stating the reason for non-participation.
• Students not participating for the duration of the unit will be provided a daily sheet to take notes during each lesson. At the end of the unit, students will complete a long-term assignment in lieu of participating.
• All classes missed by female students due to menstruation are considered non-participation classes. Because non-participation classes will affect grade, students are encouraged to make up class when the student is able to swim.
• Physical Education grades are based on participation.
• Students will be expected to participate in each class.
• Since this is a participation class, students are given an opportunity to make up any missed aquatic classes for partial credit only (2pt) either during the school day or before school during intramurals (8:00-8:40 am). A student is ONLY given this opportunity if they completed a daily sheet (1pt) during the missed class. This make-up MUST be done in the pool, not a regular PE class in the gymnasium. All make-ups must be done before the end of the quarter. See Physical Education Teacher to make arrangements.
Brian Clawson x54555 ClawBria@shenet.org
Juan DeLaRocha x54549 DeLaJuan@shenet.org
Julie Drezek x54656 DrezJuli@shenet.org
Shawn Eggleston x54548 EgglShawn@shenet.org
Lori Kessler x54556 KessLori@shenet.org
Mark Martin x54655 MartMark@shenet.org
Mark McQuade x54555 McQuMark@shenet.org
Holli Mulholland x54554 MulhHolli@shenet.org
Chuck Dunham (Aquatic Director) x61698 DunhChar@shenet.org
Chris Culnan (Director of Physical Education & Athletics)- x61559 CulnChri@shenet.org