• Mr. Williams – fwilliams@washoeschools.net

    Mrs. Verdi – jmverdi@washoeschools.net

    Mendive PE website – www.washoeschools.net/mendivepe

    Welcome to PE! We are excited to have you in our class. While we are so glad to have all of our students in school with us, PE will look a little different than usual at the beginning of the year. We look forward to returning to business as usual as soon as possible!

    Health and Safety in PE

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we will not be entering the locker room to dress out for PE.  This decision was made with our students’ health and safety in mind.  We will notify you when we are able to dress out for PE and start all of the fun games, activities and sports we have planned.

     Safety and sanitation regulations will be enforced. Students are asked to wear their masks during school, and will remain 6 feet apart including when in PE. We will be using minimal equipment (each student will have their own personal item/equipment) until it is safe to resume “normal” equipment sharing.

     *When to wear a face covering; How to wear a face covering properly; How to remove a face covering safely; How to clean and disinfect a face covering; How to safely store a face covering.

     Digital learning

    Our students are on a hybrid model. Meaning they are in school with us ½ time and ½ time at home doing digital learning. We will be using Microsoft Teams to communicate assignments with our students.

    There will be home assignments that will need to be completed in Teams.

     Course Description

    This course provides students with the opportunity to learn a variety of sports and sport related movements as well as health and fitness concepts. Health topics relate to nutrition, fitness health and wellness. Emphasis is placed on active participation and positive social interaction during fitness and sport activities.


    The goal of our physical education at Mendive MS is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of physical activity. To fulfill a lifetime of physical activity, a physically literate individual:

    • Has learned the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities;
    • Knows the implications and the benefits of involvement in various types of activities
    • Participates in regular physical activity;
    • Is physically fit;
    • Values physical activity and its contribution to a healthful lifestyle

     Accessibility, Equity and Inclusion

    We strive to achieve educational equity to give each student opportunities to learn and develop to their fullest potentials. As physical educators, we will foster a culture of acceptance and belonging for all students.

     Academic Grade

    There are two grading categories that your student will be graded on.  Students grades will be based on daily participation/effort and distance learning assignments. 


    Practical test (skills) and/or written tests may be given at the end of each activity unit.  Physical Fitness tests are given at the end of each quarter. Your assessment grade is based on individual improvement.

     Method of evaluation

    *To receive the maximum number of daily points, it is necessary to:

    1. Bring all necessary materials to class. (Including student ID and agenda book)
    2. Participate fully in all class activities.
    3. Display maximum effort.
    4. Follow all class rules and procedures to ensure safety for all.
    5. Cooperate fully with instructors, peers, and substitutes.

    Behavior Grade

    A positive attitude and good effort are displayed by the student during the entire PE class. Good sportsmanship and cooperation with teacher and peers are displayed in all activities.


    In school: Students will be marked by their physical attendance.

    At home: Students will complete a daily question/journal entry that will account for their attendance in addition to the regular Microsoft Teams assignment.

     Absence policy

    If a student is absent they must complete the PE make-up form. This form needs to be filled out, signed by a parent and returned to their teacher. Forms are available from your teacher upon return AND you can also find the PE make-up form on our website.  

     Medical excuses

    Occasionally a student may need to be excused from participating in class due to a serious injury or illness. When a minor injury or illness occurs and you feel it would be in the best interest to avoid strenuous activity for that day, a parent note will be accepted. Students who will miss three or more days of activity need to provide a written physicians statement indicating the injury or illness and the duration of the restriction. Students out on extended medical leave may be subject to a written assignment.

     Materials needed

    Students should wear appropriate shoes on the days they have PE.

    Access to Microsoft Teams (during your home PE activities)

     Additional information


    -We will be outside as much as possible this year, all year. On the days you have PE at school please wear appropriate clothing for the current weather conditions. (we do have sunscreen stations at school)

    -Please follow all gym, field and locker room rules.

    -The PE areas are GUM-FREE, SODA-FREE, and FOOD FREE areas.

    -Inappropriate language and/or behavior will result in lunch detention, parent/guardian notification or removal from class.

    Tips for success for at home learning

    -Set up a place in your home or bedroom to do your schoolwork. You want to have a routine in place to help you be successful at home!

    -Start you day early! Pick a time you will begin your school day when you are at home and stick to it. Set an alarm if that helps.


    *Please reference our website for more information on PE, sports and athletics. Email us anytime with any questions or concerns.  We will send out a weekly infinite campus messenger as a form of communication with our families.


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    Please fill out, sign, and return indicating you have read and understand the policies and procedures for Mendive PE. Thank you!


    Student name:___________________________

    PE period:______

    PE teacher (please check):           Mr. Williams

                                                      Mrs. Verdi



    Parent/Guardian Contact Information:

    Email address:______________________________________________

    Home #:___________________Work #:___________________Cell #:___________________


    Student Signature:___________________­­­­­__________________________


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