A student at Tolland High School has two requirements in Physical Education.  These are Physical Education/Health 9 and Physical Education/Fitness 10.  A student receives one credit per course.  These courses have the same consideration as other academic courses in determining honor roll.  The Physical Education department also offers elective courses for those students who have met their requirements.

The Physical Education/Health 9 classes consist of one quarter of Health and one quarter of Physical Education.  The Health unit includes the Self-Nutritional Analysis graduation requirement.  The Physical Education unit offers many different activities as well as an introduction to fitness.  A drug education unit is taught during the Health portion of the semester.

A variety of Physical Education activities are offered at Tolland High School.  There is a balance between team and individual sports.  It is hoped that the students will continue to participate in some of the activities throughout their lifetime.  Some of the activities offered are:

Archery                                    Floor Hockey                           Soccer
Badminton                                Frisbee                                     Speedball
Basketball                                Lacrosse                                  Team Handball
Cooperative Games                  Lawn Games                            Volleyball
Flag Football                            Pickleball           

The Health curriculum covers an array of topics. The students are expected to develop and expand on their knowledge based on units covered throughout their primary and secondary school experience. Topics covered are:

Stress and Coping Mechanisms
Mental Illnesses
Relationships, Sexuality, and STD's
Goal Setting and Time Management                                  

The grading criteria for PE/Health 9 are as follows:

Health                                                  PE activities

Homework 25%                                   Jog 10%
Group work 20%                                 Stretch 10%
Quizzes 15%                                        Fitness 25%
Nutrition Project 30%                           Activities 35%
Observation 10%                                 Change of clothes 10%
                                                           Quizzes/Folders 10%

When using the equipment, each student will be held accountable in the following ways:

  1. If a student is issued or uses a piece of equipment that is damaged, they must immediately inform the instructor.
  2. If a piece of equipment is damaged while being used by a student, they must report it immediately to the instructor.

Failure to follow this procedure could result in the student being held responsible for replacement cost.

Locker Room procedures:

  1. LOCK ALL VALUABLES including cell phones and music gear in the locker provided.  Do not share combinations.
  2. NO SPRAYING deodorant, body spray, hairspray, colognes, perfumes in the locker room.  Also, do not use scented lotions.  (See THS Allergy Statement)
  3. Appropriate change of clothes is required.  The following is PROHIBITED in PE class ( see student handbook):
  • Spaghetti straps on shirts; shirts need to have 2 inch wide straps. 
  • Attire or accessories, which depict logo or emblems that are disruptive of the educational process (Some examples are drugs, alcohol, tobacco use, profanity, etc.)
  • Shirts or blouses that reveal the abdomen
  • Shirts, tops and shorts which do not cover the upper thigh
  • Shorts or pants which reveal undergarments
  1. Cell phones are not allowed in class.  Leave them locked in your lockers.  They will be confiscated if found out, and/or in the gym.
  2. Do not leave the locker room until the instructors tell you to go into the gym or the bell rings at the end of the block.
  3. Once in the gym, you will not be allowed to go into the locker room. 

Make Up Classes:

All absences and excuses from gym class must be made up after school on Tuesdays. If a class is not made up it will go in the gradebook as a zero. Special arrangements can be made to make up a class if a Tuesday does not work. It is your responsibility to arrange this with me!