THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL
BEGINNING SWIMMING COURSE DESCRIPTION
Teacher: Mrs. Nicolo
Email: Brittany_Nicolo@dpsk12.org Phone: 720-423-7025
Course Title:Beginning Swimming
Course Objective:To learn American Red Cross Level 1-4 skills
Materials Needed: Google Account and daily uniform
Topics to be covered:
- Water Safety Skills
- Front Float/Back Float
- Front Crawl/Back Crawl
- Elementary Back stroke/Breast Stroke
- Pencil and Scissor Jump entry
- Sit, Kneel and Standing Dive
- Treading water
- First Aid/CPR/AED & Lifeguarding Skills (2ndsemester)
Assignments:Journaling, Activity Log, Nutrition Log, Google Classroom assignments, Self, Peer and Community Evaluations
Tests and Quizzes: Weekly skill tests, written comprehension assessments, final swim exam
Projects and Special Activities: Survival Floating and Snorkeling
Late Work: ANY homework that is turned in late (based on designated time or day) will receive ½ credit. Any day after that will result in an automatic zero.
Make-up Work: Student will receive the number of days excused absent plus one day to complete assignment or make-up physical work. (Teacher directed)
Grading System: Total points based on active participation, proper dress, attendance, tardiness, homework and tests (both written and skilled.)
Daily Point System: 10 points possible each day
- Present: 1 point
- On Assigned Number: 1 point
- TJHS Identification Card: 1 point
- In Full TJ PE Swimming Uniform: 2 points
- Participation in Activities: 4 points
- S.P.A.R.T.A.N. Values: 1 point
Special Rules: No food or gum allowed in the pool or locker room, NO CELL PHONES or iPods (unless otherwise instructed), proper behavior and attitude expected, lock up all clothing and valuables, and follow TJHS Core Values.
Dress: Required swimming suit. Females: One piece. Males: Swim trunks; Suggested: Swimming towels, goggles, swim cap.
Other:No one allowed in the pool without teacher supervision. A completed medical sheet and parent permission form signed before entrance in water.
For your signature of acknowledgement:
Students: please sign into Google Classroom & the Remind app using the student code. Parents:please sign into the Remind app using the parent code. Complete by August 23rd.
Student Google Classroom Code: dqejui
Student Remind App: TEXT @swpd8stud to 81010
Parent Remind App: TEXT @swpd8par to 81010
Thomas Jefferson High School
Physical Education Department
Policies and Procedures 2018-2019
Our emphasis in the Physical Education Department is on physical fitness, an acquisition of skills that will allow recreational participation in a variety of activities and sports and stressing competition with self rather than with others. It is our intent to help our students understand the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle. The following policies, procedures and expectations have been set to optimize your student’s experience in Physical Education.
Attendance:Follow school absence policy (see Student Handbook). Regular attendance is vital to a student’s educational development; therefore, attendance and daily participation are an integral part of his or her grade.
Tardy:School wide tardy policy. Be in the gym, on yourassigned number, when the tardy bell rings. After attendance you will have 5 minutes to change into your P.E. uniform and report to activity.
Dressing: You will be expected to dress out in your P.E. clothes EVERYDAY.P
Shirt: TJHS PE T-Shirt, TJHS T-Shirt or a PLAIN Gray Shirt
Bottoms: TJHS PE Shorts, ALL Black shorts or solid color sweatpants
Shoes: Laced Tennis Shoes
- TJ Gray P.E. Department T-Shirt: S-L: $8 XXL:$10 XXXL:$11; TJ Black Mesh Shorts: $12. XXL :$14 XXXL: $15
- You will be assigned a locker in the locker room to put your lock on. You may not share a lock or locker with another student. Everyone MUST PURCHASE A TJ SCHOOL LOCK & MUST HAVE A PE LOCKER. Backpacks AND Cell phonesmust be put in locker room.No exceptions.
- Swimming Classes: Towel, trunks for the boys, and one-piece/tankini bathing suit for the girls. A TJ Lock must also be purchased
- Females must wear the appropriate undergarment attire when in Physical Education class.
- ***If you have problems meeting these requirements please contact your teacher.
Participation: Take an active part in whatever activity that is planned for the day. You must dress, participate and complete assignments to receive a grade.
Graduation Requirement: Two semesters of Physical Education credit.
NO DRESS POLICY for 3 Week Periods
- 1st Incorrect uniform will be given a loaner uniform for the class period
- 2ndIncorrect uniform will be given a loaner uniform + reduction in daily grade
- 3th Incorrect uniform will be sent to the Passroom with written work for the class period and will be
- 4thIncorrect uniform will be sent to counselor to potentially drop class.
**If a student refuses to change into a loaner uniform, they will be directly sent to the Passroom followed by dropping the class if an additional infraction occurs. ** **The borrowing of loaners reset every 3 weeks**
Education is a partnership between parent(s), student and teacher. Part of the parents’ responsibility is to ensure that the student has a uniform, attends class regularly, and that the school has correct current phone number and emergency contact. The students’ responsibility is to attend class regularly, dress out, actively participate in class, show respect for other students, the staff and respect the school and school property.
Medical Excuse: A medical excuse must be obtained by a doctor or the school nurse BEFORE reporting to class. It should state the nature of the injury or illness and the length of time the student may not participate. By nature, participation in Physical Education activities includes a risk of injury, which may range in severity. Although serious injuries are not common in supervised school Physical Education programs, it is impossible to eliminate this risk. Participants can, and have, the responsibility to help reduce the possibility of risk. Participants must obey all safety rules, report all physical problems to the teacher, follow a proper conditioning program and respect their own equipment. If your son/daughter has a physical condition or disability, which may affect his/her class performance, please contact the schools nurse in writing or by telephone (720) 423-7000.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your instructor.