Physical Education Excuses
A parent may write a physical education excuse for a student for up to two (2) days. This is sent to the teacher to be signed and returned to the health office. The school nurse may also write a physical education excuse, for one (1) day only, if necessary.
A long term physical education excuse must be requested in writing from the student’s physician, specifying the length of time your child is to be exempted. This request is checked by the classroom teacher, the physical education teacher and the school nurse. A written note from the doctor should be submitted for the student to resume full activities. Students are not permitted to take physical education with a cast or sutures.
Any child who is exempt from physical education for medical reasons is not permitted to participate in outdoor recess activities. There is a chance of re-injury on the playground, thus prolonging the child’s healing and recuperation period. Depending on your child’s condition, weather permitting, your child may be permitted to sit outside. Arrangements for indoor recess in the library, main office or a supervised classroom will be made by the school nurse.
Any child who is exempt from physical education for medical reasons is not permitted to participate in school sponsored sports.