Physical Education Requirements
Physical Activity Requirements
The district will ensure that students in full-day prekindergarten–grade 5 engage in moderate or vigorous physical activity for at least 30 minutes per day or 135 minutes per week, in accordance with policies at EHAB, EHAC, EHBG, and FFA. For additional information on the district’s elementary school student physical activity programs and requirements, please see the principal.
Junior High/Middle School
The district will ensure that students in middle or junior high school will engage in 30 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity per day for at least four semesters Or at least 225 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity within each two-week period for at least four semesters, in accordance with policies at EHAB, EHAC, EHBG, and FFA.
For additional information on the district’s middle school student physical activity programs and requirements, please see the principal.
Temporary Restriction from Participation in Physical Education
Students who are temporarily restricted from participation in physical education will not actively participate in skill demonstration but will remain in class to learn the concepts of the lessons.
Physical Fitness Assessment (Grades 3 – 12)
Annually, the district will conduct a physical fitness assessment of students in grades 3–12 who are enrolled in a physical education course or a course for which physical education credit is awarded. At the end of the school year, a parent may submit a written request to obtain the results of their child’s physical fitness assessment conducted during the school year by contacting the campus principal
Physical Health Screenings/Examinations
Athletics Participation (Secondary Grade Levels Only)
For certain extracurricular activities, a student must submit certification from an authorized healthcare provider. The certification must state that the student has been examined and is physically able to participate in the relevant program, including:
• A district athletics program.
• District marching band.
• Any district extracurricular program identified by the Superintendent.
This examination is required to be submitted annually to the district.
Students should be aware of the rare possibility of sudden cardiac arrest, which in athletes is usually caused by a previously unsuspected heart disease or disorder. A student may request an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) to screen for such disorders, in addition to his or her required physical examination.
See the UIL’s explanation of sudden cardiac arrest for more information.