Physical Education

Welcome to RRHS Physical Education Page!

Our staff looks forward to having your child in our Physical Education classes this year! Please view our Policies & Regulations for Foundations of Physical Fitness and Strength Training/Conditioning classes. Our classes will focus on lifetime healthy choices and regular physical activity.


Foundations of Physical Education
Strength Training/Conditioning
Rules, Regulations and Grading Policies

All school rules will apply in addition to the following:
Daily PE Schedule
- Dress out and line up for roll call in main/aux. gym (5 minutes)
- Teacher takes attendance (2 minutes)
- Conditioning/Agilities/Stretch (10 minutes)
- Stretch (5 minutes)
- Class Activity (25 minutes)
- Release to dress out and return for roll call (5 minutes)
Proper Dress for Class
1. Uniform can be purchased for $17 through the PE department. (RRHS PE t-shirt & navy blue shorts) A complete change of athletic clothing must be worn, including t-shirt or sweatshirt, shorts or sweatpants, socks and tennis shoes. No jeans shorts, ragged, cut-off or torn shorts, or tank shirts will be permitted. No school clothes should be worn over or under physical education clothes.
2. A dress cut will be given to a student NOT having tennis shoes to wear. Tennis shoes should be tied before class and remain tied during the class period.
3. Classes may be held outdoors in the fall and spring. Be prepared daily with a jacket, sweatshirt and/or sweatpants.
4. No jewelry should be worn during class since it can pose a safety hazard.
Lockers and Locker Rooms
1. One small locker in the physical education locker room will be assigned to each student. During class, the lock should be put on a large locker with all belongings locked inside. After class, physical education clothes must be locked in the small assigned locker. At the end of each week, PE clothes should be taken home to be laundered.
2. The physical education locker-room is the room that may be used for dressing out each day. Do not enter the athletic locker-rooms.
3. A combination lock must be provided (no key locks will be allowed) and the teacher will record the combination. The combination should never be given to another student.
4. No sharing of lockers will be permitted.
5. After the 5 minute dress out period, the locker-room will be locked. Once class begins, no student will be allowed back into the locker room without permission from the teacher.
6. Valuable belongings (jewelry, purses, and wallets) must be locked in a locker during class. Leaving valuables lying around is only inviting theft. The physical education staff will not be responsible for lost of stolen articles.
Class Expectations
1. Students will be given 5 minutes after the tardy bell rings and 6 minutes at the end of class to change clothes.
2. No food, drink or gum is to be consumed in the gym or locker-room areas.
3. All students will remain in the gym until the bell rings to end the period and they are dismissed.
4. Any injuries or emergencies must be reported to the teacher during the class period so the proper action can be taken.
5. No student may ever leave the class, gym or locker room areas without permission from the teacher.
6. No one is allowed in the equipment room without permission from the teacher.
7. Directions must be followed the first time they are given.
8. Abuse, destruction or misuse of physical education equipment will not be tolerated. Obscene language, gestures, harassment or disrespect will not be tolerated.
9. No cell phones, skateboards, PSP, IPOD’S, MP3’s, or similar devices allowed in class at any time. Teacher may confiscate any devices they deem a disruption in class. Written referral is at the discretion of the teacher.
10. No hats allowed in the gymnasium. Hats may be allowed for outdoor activities.
11. Students must return for roll call at the end of class to receive credit for the day.
Participation Excuse
1. A student well enough to be in school is generally well enough to be dressed and participating in class. Any exception to this will be handled on an individual basis.
2. A note from a parent is required to excuse a student due to injury or illness. It will be accepted for a maximum of three consecutive days. To be excused longer than three days, a doctor’s note is required. A two (2) page written report will be due each day to receive credit for each class. (Topics may include: health, PE, sports, fitness, etc.)
3. A student who has become ill at school will discuss the problem with the teacher before the start of class and a decision will be made as to the best course of action for the student to take.
4. Any student with an excused absence from school or excuse from class participation will be required to make-up the points to get credit for class missed.
Grading Requirements
1. The points earned for the quarter will determine a student’s grade. Points will be earned for proper dress and for class participation. There will also be written and/or skill tests. The maximum daily grade is worth 20 points, and will be earned if a student…..
 Participates to the best level of his/her ability.
 Shows good sportsmanship.
 Follows directions and class rules.
 Treats equipment with care in the proper manner
2. Points will be deducted each class period if a student….
 Performs unsafe act(s).
 Shows poor sportsmanship.
 Uses profanity.
 Puts others down.
 Breaks game rules or expectations intentionally.
 Argues with others.
 Exerts a reduced effort in an activity.
3. No points will be earned each class period if a student
 Has an unexcused absence.
 Is being insubordinate.
 Is fighting.
 Destroys school property.
 Is not excused and not participating.
 In not dressed out for class.
4. Non-Dress Policy: Failure to dress out will drop a student’s grade and possible failure in the class. The following policy is in effect for non-dress.
 3 non-dress---B for the Quarter
 6 non-dress---C for the Quarter
 9 non-dress---D for the Quarter
 10 non-dress--F for the Quarter
5. Tardy Policy: 10 points will be deducted everyday for tardies. Please present a tardy note to the teacher if you are excused. A referral will be written after 5 tardies.
How to earn make-up points for Medical Excuses or Excused Absences from class
1. A written summary of any sports article from a newspaper or magazine will earn 10 points. The summary should be at least 1 page in length and either include a copy of the article or the author, source and date of the publication.
2. A sports article taken off the Internet at least one page in length about any activity we have done in class will earn 10 points. A summary is required.
Make up points must be completed two days following that in which they were missed to get credit. If you are out sick or have a planned absence, you know what needs to be done to make up for missed points. It is the responsibility of the student to earn required points. Every student in the class can earn a good grade by participating each day and making up points for missed classes.
PE Staff: To contact any instructor, please call:
TJ Fails -Sports Medicine Instructor / Athletic Trainer (962-9505)
Toby Manzanares -PE Instructor / Head Volleyball Coach (962-9510)
Ron Murphy –PE & Strength Training Instructor / Head Baseball Coach (962-9504)
Natalie Ellsworth – PE Instructor (962-9508)
Vince Metzgar- Athletic Coordinator (962-9502)
Carl Bruere-PE & Weight Training Instructor/ Asst. Football Coach (962-9503)
The semester grade is based on the following breakdown:
40% - 1st 9 weeks grade
40% - 2nd 9 weeks grade
20% - Final exam
Each 9-week period is broken down as follows:
Performance objective - 25% written assignments and exams
Progress objective - 25% physical testing and skills
Participation objective - 50% participation and daily attendance/dress out



-Ellsworth, Natalie
- Manzanares, Toby
Business: 505-962-9510