MEDICAL EXCUSES

P.E. Medical Excuses: 

Written excuses from parents 1 day, depending on situation will be excused but student must still dress. Any P.E. medical excuses for longer than 1 day, must be taken to the school nurse who will complete documentation of the excuse and complete a P.E. excuse for the teacher. Students are still required to suit-up, unless student has extreme circumstances. Student will give nurses note to teacher with the amount of days for injury per doctors orders

SHORT TERM INJURY:

  • STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO STILL DRESS AND WILL STILL NEED TO COMPLETE DAILY WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS IN FITNESS FOLDER . THIS WORK MUST BE SHOWN TO TEACHER  AT THE END OF THE PERIOD TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THAT PARTICULAR DAY. IF THEY ARE INJURED ON A FITNESS FOLDER DAY, THEY MUST STILL SHOW FOLDER WITH "INJURED" TO RECEIVE FOLDER CREDIT THAT DAY.

LONG TERM INJURY:​ 

  • Whenever a student sustains a long-term injury in class (2 weeks or more) they are required to complete an injury assignment.  All aspects of the project need to be completed.  An injured student misses a lot of run, fitness, and unit activities that account for about 80% of the grade.  This assignment will earn back all credit lost during the injury time.  IF THIS INJURY PROJECT IS NOT TURNED IN, THE STUDENT WILL NOT RECEIVE PASSING CREDIT FOR ANY ACTIVITIES DONE DURING THE MISSED TIME.  PLEASE WORK ON THIS ASSIGNMENT DURING CLASS TIME IN FITNESS FOLDER AND SHOW TEACHER THE WORK COMPLETED DURING CLASS TIME TO RECEIVE PARTIAL CREDIT FOR EACH DAY.


DUE:  One week before the end of the current grading period


PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS:

A.  All long term injured students must:

  1. Turn in a doctor’s note (you can include in your project if you want)
  2. If in rehab, a note from your Physical Therapist stating that you are participating regularly in physical therapy

B.  You can do this project in ONE of TWO ways:

  1. WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT
    1. Must be in a presentation type folder (clear plastic front)
    2. Title page with your name, period and roll call
    3. All written aspects must be typed, using 12 font, Times New Roman and normal margains
    4. Include AT LEAST one diagram of your injury
    5. Photocopy of your doctor’s note
    6. Bibliography included all of your sources
  2. POWER POINT PRESENTATION
    1. Can be handed in either printed out (in color); USB drive or email
    2. Must include good, summarized bullet points (when applicable)
    3. Must include several diagrams (be creative)
    4. Must include a bibliography of all sources used


NOTE:  I DO NOT HAVE A SPECIFIC LENGTH FOR ANY OF THE PROJECTS.  USE YOUR CREATIVITY IN ALL OF THEM TO INCLUDE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TOPICS BELOW. I AM CONCERNED ONLY WITH QUALITY AND CREATIVITY, NOT QUANTITY. 


TOPICS THAT MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR PROJECT:

A.  Describe specifically what and where your injury is.

  • Include whether it is tendon, ligament, muscle or bone related
  • Include exactly where on your body using terms like posterior, anterior, upper or lower extremity

B.  Describe specifically how and where you got the injury.

  • Is it an injury you sustained or a chronic injury you have been dealing with for a while

C.  Describe how long this injury will keep you from regular physical activity. 

D.  Describe several exercises that can be done to rehabilitate this injury (this is a good section to use diagrams and/or      visuals to show the exercises).

  • Include whether you have started them yet or not.  If so, describe your experience.
  • Include how often you will need to do these exercises.
  • Include challenges you will have in staying consistent with these exercises.

E.  Describe why it is important to know alternative exercises when injured.

F.  Describe the RICE principle. (Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate)

   a.  Include whether you use it and how often.


Remember, to be injured does not mean that you can not be active.  It means that you need to be educated about what your injury is and how you can adjust your lifestyle to accommodate your health and fitness.