Physical Education Department


    Dear Students/Parents/Guardians,

    We believe that Physical Education/Weight Training is an integral part of the total education process.
    Our program relates to lifetime activities, which can be carried over into their adult life and assist the individual
    in further development: physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually. We believe our program will
    challenge each student to reach his/her highest potential and allow opportunities for success and enjoyment.

    Hamilton Appropriate Use of Technology

    The Governing Board intends that technological resources provided by the district be used in a safe responsible
    and proper manner in support of the instructional program and for the advancement of student learning.  It is
    the policy of the Chandler Unified School District to maintain an environment that promotes, ethical and
    responsible conduct in all electronic resource activities by staff and students.  The District reserves the right to
    monitor use of the District’s systems for improper use without warning or prior consent.  Students shall be
    informed that computer files and electronic communications, including email, are not private and may be
    accessed by the District at any time.  Inappropriate use may result in disciplinary action and/or legal action in
    accordance with the law and Board policy.  Please visit the student handbook
    at https://www.cusd80.com/handbooks  for further details about appropriate use of technology. 

    Hamilton Virtual Attendance Statement

    Attendance is based on engagement.  If a student is not present for synchronous instruction and does not
    complete the asynchronous/alternative assignment for the daily class meeting, then the student is considered
    absent.  Teachers will contact attendance clerks once a student is determined to be absent.


    Rules and Requirements:

    To ensure a hygienic and comfortable learning environment, all students are required to dress appropriately for
    physical education class. Proper dress includes:
    -Physical Education uniform – Gray sleeved t-shirt and maroon/black shorts (available for purchase in

    -Socks - athletic shoes – with laces tied

    *Warm-ups/sweats (any color) may be worn over the uniform during cooler weather.
    *Students are encouraged to bring a small towel and deodorant (plastic container only).
    *Weekly laundering of clothing is strongly recommended.
    *Underwear may not hang out of the uniform and the shorts must be at hip level.
    *During warm weather students are strongly encouraged to bring water. Hats and sunscreen encouraged.
    *Do not share P.E. clothes or lockers.
    *Do not leave personal items unlocked at any time. Your items are your responsibility!

    *Piercings and tattoos are not an acceptable excuse for not participating.
    *Students must be in assigned area as instructed at all times during class.
    * Profanity, whether direct or indirect, innuendos etc. WILL NOT be
    *No gum, food, or soda drinks allowed in the locker room – water is acceptable
    *Musical devices/cell phones are not allowed in class/locker room and may be confiscated. Staff is not
    responsible for lost or stolen items.
    Partial dress will not be accepted – results in a NON-Dress and loss of points


    LOCKS/LOCKERS: will be assigned to each student who is in P.E. class. Students are responsible for their assigned
    lock. If assigned lock becomes lost or stolen at any point during the school year, the student is responsible to
    purchase another school lock from the bookstore. Students are not allowed to use personal locks. Students need
    to keep their combinations confidential. Large lockers are to be used during P.E. class time only - items left in big
    lockers at the end of the day will be removed and stored until claimed by owner.

    GRADING POLICY: All students will have the opportunity to earn an “A”. The students will be graded so that 80%
    of their grade is based on participation and 20% is under teacher’s discretion (i.e. skills or written tests, quizzes,
    notebook, timed mile, etc.). Each unit is approximately 4 ½ weeks.
    Students can receive up to 50 points per week. The teacher will remove points if the student is tardy, has poor or
    no participation, poor attitude, uses foul language, does not dress out for class and/or has an absence. Since P. E. is
    a participation class, all absences will affect a student’s grade if the absence is not made up. Make up assignments
    will be up to the discretion of each individual teacher.
    A = 90 – 100% 40% QUARTER 1
    B = 80 – 89% 40% QUARTER 2
    C = 70 – 79% 20% SEMESTER EXAM
    D = 60 – 69%
    F = 59% - BELOW

    40% QUARTER 1
    40% QUARTER 2

    Please access Infinite Campus Home for updated grades.
    1. To access go to my class website go to www.hamiltonhuskies.com
    2. Click on FACULTY tab
    3. Scroll down to teacher’s name (Hartwig, Neider, Palomarez.)
    4. On the main page go to parent connections section for information on signing into Infinite Campus.

    TARDIES/ATTENDANCE: A tardy is defined as not being in your designated roll call area when the bell rings. On
    your 2 nd tardy the teacher will contact the parent/guardian, on the 3 rd a referral will be sent to administration. After
    10 absences the student may be dropped from the class.

    INJURED/SICK STUDENTS - Students who are restricted from physical activity due to illness or injury must provide
    a WRITTEN EXCUSE with a date, phone number and signed by a parent/guardian. Students will be required to
    complete an “alternate assignment” for non-participation days. Extended restrictions (longer than three days)
    must be verified and recorded by a doctor’s excuse.

    Hamilton Academy Diversity Statement:  All Individuals have a right to an educational environment free from bias, prejudice and bigotry. As members of the Hamilton High School educational community, students are expected to refrain from participating in acts of
    harassment that are designed to demean another student’s race, gender, ethnicity, religious preference,
    disability or sexual orientation.