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Diamond View PE

Message from Coach Hartrum:
Hello Students/Parents/Guardians,

At Diamond View we are proud to be able to offer you/your student top notch, middle school level, instruction in physical fitness, sport, skill development, nutrition, and overall healthy living. Coach Wright and I share a passion for helping young people be the best versions of themselves, and living healthy lives plays such a huge role in that. We love to see young people achieve their goals and watch their confidence grow. 

Here is a little of my background. I was born and raised in Susanville and I am so thankful to be teaching in my home community. I am a fully credentialed Physical Education and Social Science Education teacher. I completed my teaching credential and Master’s degree at UC Davis. Prior to attending UC Davis, I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University. While completing my undergraduate degree I worked for the US Forest Service as a seasonal Wildland Firefighter and EMT from 2010-2019. During my time teaching at the high school level I was the head wrestling coach for four seasons and I still have a great love for youth athletics. This will be my tenth year teaching; four years teaching at the high school level, two years teaching in corrections, and two years at the middle school level. I have a broad range of experience in athletics and fitness. As for organized sports I am a proud Grizzly Alumni who played football, baseball, and wrestled. At the collegiate level I played rugby at San Diego State. I have a broad range of experience in extreme sports and recreation with a basic level of experience in most. I have higher levels of experience in snowboarding, skiing, trail running, backpacking, mountain biking, dirt bike riding, and golfing. I also have a broad range of experience in fitness training, ranging from distance running to power lifting, specific sport training to wildland firefighter fitness, from training middle-age adults to training small children, and from high level competitive training to basic rehabilitative injury recovery and prevention. 

If you see me at a school event, or around town, please introduce yourself! I look forward to meeting you, and getting to know your students.

It's another great year to be a Panther! 
Make-Up Assignment - PE

Make-Up Assignment Options:

Option 1: Fitness Routine
Option 2: Sport Skill Technique
Option 3: Outdoor Recreation
Option 4: Healthy Meal Preparation

Once you select an option, follow these steps:
  • 1. Research your topic: Write one paragraph explaining what you learned in your research. This should include details and thorough explanation. This means if you chose Healthy Meal Preparation you might list the meal ingredients and explain how they are prepared and how they are healthy. If you chose Outdoor Recreation and you researched fishing techniques, you might explain the details of the technique and gear used to execute the technique. Please include informal citation information (Title, Author, Link, etc).
  • 2. Try what you have learned: This means if you researched gear used by a famous mountaineer, then you might go on a hike. If you watched a YouTube tutorial on how to properly perform a kickflip on a skateboard, then you might go practice that technique. Whatever you do, make sure you get parental permission and make sure you are safe. Be sure to choose research items that you know you can execute safely. This step should be a minimum of 30 minutes in duration.
  • 3. Reflect on your efforts: Write one paragraph explaining how you put what you learned into practice. Explain what you learned from the experience. Explain what was a success and what you would change for next time. 
Note: (Please Read)
  • Paragraphs are 4-10 sentences.
  • Research should be done with parental approval, but this is pretty informal. Articles, books, YouTube videos, coaching from your uncle who is knowledgeable on the topic, just go learn something that gets you one step closer to healthy living and physical fun. 
  • All absences, or days of excused non-participation due to medical reasons in PE, must be made up within one week of absence, unless student chooses to attend ELOP to earn credit for the absence, in which case they have until the close of progress report/trimester grade acceptance.
  • Credit for absences, or extra credit, can be earned by attending Physical Fitness ELOP sessions instead of completing Make-Up Work Assignment. 
  • One assignment should be completed per absence. 
  • This assignment is to earn credit for absences only, not to be used as extra credit. 
  • This assignment is graded, fully completing the outlined tasks will earn full credit. Anything less than full completion will be graded accordingly with a maximum score of 50%.
Syllabus - Physical Education

(Please reach out if you have questions about this syllabus. The best way to reach me is via email on Schoolwise.)

  • Provide all students will a physically and emotionally safe opportunity to participate in PE.
  • Increase knowledge and interest in fitness, athletics, and healthy living.
  • Develop physical skillset that allows for lifelong fitness, recreation, and health.
  • Improve muscle strength, muscle endurance, speed, flexibility, knowledge, aerobic capacity, body composition, and overall ability to live a healthy and active life.
  • Improve leadership skills, public speaking skills, and ability to work as a team. 
  • Develop skillset required to be an active and competent citizen.
  • Grow as students and individuals to be fully prepared for high school.
PE - Rules and Expectations:

  • Safety is top priority. Your actions will not be allowed to jeopardize the safety of others. The majority of diciplinary action in PE comes from unsafe actions that put others in danger. Slow down and consider the safety of others in all that you do.
  • Respect the learning environment. One person can damage the learning environment for an
    entire class. Each person is expected to do their part in maintaining an
    environment in which all students can focus, learn, participate, and put
    forth their best effort. Disruptive conduct will be addressed as an
    effort to keep all other students from learning.
  • Respect each other. We do not have to like each other, but we will respect each
    other. This is our community. We all need to feel safe, comfortable, and
    able to learn/participate in our community. All disrespectful conduct
    directed toward another student will be addressed as an attempt to make
    that student feel unsafe and unwelcome.
  • Respect the teacher. I chose to become a teacher because I wanted to help people
    become the best versions of themselves. When a student disrespects their
    teacher, they distract from this mission. Student disrespect will be
    addressed as an attempt to distract the teacher from helping students.
  • Respect the program. I have designed this PE program to help you grow in your
    physical development. This program will contribute to building strength,
    speed, endurance, flexibility, knowledge, and your overall ability to
    live a quality life full of fun and recreation. When you choose to
    disrespect the program, either through arrogance or apathy, you undermine
    the efforts of the program. In effect you are refusing to grow personally and
    inhibiting your classmates from growing as well. This will not be tolerated.
  • Always do your best! Take responsibility for the effort you put forth and hold yourselves to a high standard. Choose to get a little better each day. Choose to be the version of yourself one day at a time. We all have different ability levels; compare your performance to your personal progress rather than the performance of others.
  • Be kind! Take responsibility for how you treat people! “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle,” –Plato. We see each other every day, but most of the time we don’t know what is really going on in each other’s lives. Be a part of making people’s lives better, not worse. With your words, actions, and body language; be kind! 
  • Be good sports! Take responsibility for your attitude and outlook.To keep athletics and fitness fun, we must win, lose, and train with grace and humility. We all walk in with different ability levels, knowledge levels, experience levels, and development levels. Our goal is to be the best versions of ourselves, and to encourage those around us to grow and to be the best versions of themselves.

  • Schoolwise Grade Updates: Students and parents should check Schoolwise grades weekly. All grades in Schoolwise are as current as possible. Grades are updated once per week.
  • Schoolwise Email: This is the best way to reach me. Please ensure parent/guardian email is current in Schoolwise. This is the way I will reach out with messages and updates. Call the school office if you need assistance with this, 257-5144. I do my best to respond to email within one business day. I try and give all of myself to my students while I am at school and all of myself to my family while I am at home, so I do not check email at home. 
  • Student talk to me first: Students, please don’t hesitate to talk to me. I will likely never know that there is a need unless you talk to me. Please do not wait until the last minute; talk to me right away. Parents and Guardians, please encourage your student to tak to me first, this is great preparation for high school and beyond.
  • Grades are updated in Schoolwise once per week.
  • Grades are given in two categories; Activities Participation and Fitness Participation.
  • Each week these categories will alternate in the gradebook.
  • Assignment names will clearly identify the type of assignment and the dates that the assignment represents.
  • Activities Participation: five points per day are based off of your effort, sportsmanship, and teamwork during the sports, games, and activities we do during our PE period. 
  • Fitness Participation: five points per day are based off of your effort, sportsmanship, and teamwork during fitness aspects of the PE period incuding Fitness Mondays and the fitness activities that we do at the beginning of each class. 
  • Each grade entry will be 50 points; five points per day.
Example Student Gradebook:
  • 50/50 - Activities Participation 9/1-9/14
  • 40/50 - Fitness Participation 9/7-9/21
  • 50/50 - Activities Participation 9/15-9/30
  • 42/50 - Fitness Participation 9/22-10/6
  • This student fully participates with their best effort and a good attitude during activities, but is missing something in their Fitness Participation.If this student wishes to improve their grade, they should talk to the teacher about why they are losing points in their Fitness Participation. The teacher will advise them where they need to improve, whether it be in areas they observe less than full effort, or aspects of poor teamwork or sportsmanship that need to be corrected. 
Absences and Make-Up Credit:
Students have the opportunity to earn credit for days they missed PE by completing one of the tasks on the Physical Education Make-Up Form. The Make-Up/Independent Study Assignment is posted on this page; see above.
Active/Athletic Clothing and Shoes
Students must wear active/athletic clothing and shoes each class session. The majority of PE is conducted outside; students should dress to comfortably be active outdoors during all seasons. Students should also be prepared to participate in indoor activity for days when we stay in the gym. Each day students should plan for a full class of vigorous physical activity; this means students should be ready to sweat and get dirty. For the sake of hygiene and classroom odor, designated clothing for PE is recommended, regardless of whether or not a student's outfit for the day would comply with PE requirements. Students are not graded on whether or not they "dress out," but they are graded on whether or not they are able to fully participate. If a student's attire does not inhibit their participation it will not effect their grade. Clothing or shoes that risk damaging facilities, like the gym floor, are not permitted. All clothing must adhere to the school dress code.

Recommended Clothing and Footwear:
  • T-Shirt or athletic shirt.
  • Athletic shorts.
  • Sweatpants or athletic pants for cold outdoor activities.
  • Sweatshirt or athletic top for cold outdoor activities.
  • Tennis shoes/athletic shoes
Locker Room:
  • Students will be offered a small PE locker, and lock, at the beginning of the school year.
  • Recommended items to be left in PE Locker: Shorts, Shirt, Shoes, Sweatshirt, deodorant, and towel. PE CLOTHING MUST BE WASHED A MINIMUM OF ONCE PER WEEK.
  • Showers will be made available to students, but are optional to use.
  • Items not allowed in lockers or the locker room: Spray deodorant, perfume, cologne, food or drink, or any perishable items.
  • Students are responsible for the cost of locks if they are lost. Personal locks are not allowed and will be cut.
  • Students are responsible to keep lockers locked at all times to prevent loss and theft. 
  • The school assumes NO responsibility for lost or stolen personal property. 
  • Students are allowed in the locker room only when supervised.
  • If students do not want to utilize locker rooms for changing clothes they should come to school wearing clothing that will allow their full participation in PE.
  • If there are any issues with locker room safety or appropriate/respectful use, locker room use will be modified. The first modification would be that lockers can still be used for safe storage, but changing of clothing will not be allowed. The second modification would be that all locker room use would be eliminated. 
  • If any student is found with a cell phone powered on in the locker room they will be sent to the office and will be dealt with as if there was intent bully or harrass another student. A minimum of a demerit will be issued. 
Bathroom and Drinking Fountain:
  • Students will be given time at the beginning and end of the class to use the bathroom and get a drink of water.
  • If a student needs water during class time, they must bring water with them during activities. Students will not be allowed to get water during class time as it would be unsupervised.
  • If students need to use the bathroom during class time, they will be permitted to do so three times per trimester. This is to account for emergency situations. If a student exceeds this amount, they will be allowed to use the restroom, but will be required to serve a detention as an incentive to use the bathroom during designated times. If there is a medical reason, that is documented with the office, to allow a student to use the bathroom outside of this policy, those modifications will be honored.