• Department Policy for Medical Excuses in Physical Education and Dance


                                 EXCUSES FROM PHYSICAL EDUCATION (Medical)

    To be excused from Physical Education or dance a student must have a note from one of the following people:

    For a 1 Day excuse a note must come from the parent 

                       -This note must be written or sent by e-mail to the physical education teacher on the day of the absence

                       -This note can include an illness, common cold, injury, etc.

     For a 2 Day excuse a note must come from the nurse

                      -This note will come directly from the nurse who will have his/her own copy and the physical education teacher will have their                          own copy as well

                      -This note will come the day after a parent note for a student to be absent


                     -While the student is in school and an illness or sickness occurs

    For a  3 Day excuse a doctors note is needed (note from the nurse that a doctors appointment has been made)

                     -This note must come from a professional physician and must include:

                            1.) The nature of the injury

                            2.) How long the student will be out with the injury 

                            3.) What restrictions the student will have, if they are still able to participate

                             4.)  Re-entry note into physical education/dance class


    Any and ALL medical notes will be given to the nurse and will be stored in the nurse’s office. The elements of the note and nature of the injury will be e-mail to the physical education/dance teacher for their files


     Other notes:

     *If a doctors note is pending for the future (an appointment in the future), a doctors note must be given to back cover the days missed 

    *Once the time allotted for the healing of the injury has expired, a re-entry note into physical education or dance must be written by the doctor and given to the school nurse who will forward it to both the appropriate departments

     *Any student that is excused from dance of physical education classes may not participate in extra-curricular activities that involve physical skills


    For grading purposes:

     1.)For the first day and second day the student will be given an excused absence from physical education class and no make ups will be required

    2.) If the student is going to be absent for more than 3 days, or as indicated by the doctor, make up assignments and work will be given to the student so that points may be accumulated for a grade to be given (this work will cover the content being taught in class)


    3.) If the student does not produce a doctors note then it will be counted as an unexcused absence from physical education and dance. This means that the student will earn half the points that should be accumulated for a grade until a doctor’s note if produced. (This does not count for students who are in the process of getting a doctors note with a scheduled appointment)