West Islip Physical Education Program
Physical education is a subject mandated by New York State and, as such, is required for graduation. All students are required to complete a physical education course each year. One-quarter unit of credit towards a high school diploma is accumulated for each year of successful study. All 9th and 10th graders must take one unit of pool and pass the basic swimming safety test.
Activities: Secondary school units in physical education provide a unique opportunity to explore areas for potential lifelong recreational pursuit and to develop skills to match interests. Students may select from a variety of activities that include team sports, individual sports, or water sports. These activities include lifeguard training, aerobics, badminton, basketball, floor hockey, golf, paddleball, soccer, softball, team handball, tennis, volleyball, water polo, weight training, project adventure and Fitness Training.
Attire: Every student is expected to attend classes in clothing appropriate to the class activity. Appropriate attire is athletic shorts, sweat pants or warm-up pants, T-shirt or sweatshirt, socks, and sneakers. The school provides towels for swimming activities.
Grading: The unit grade is based on the following criteria: skill, knowledge, personal relations, participation, and attendance. A failing grade is given for excessive absence or lack of participation. All failures must be made up prior to graduation.
The adaptive program is an alternative to the developmental program for students who have handicapping conditions which necessitate an individual program. The modified program is an alternative to the developmental program for students who either have a temporary injury or illness which precludes participation in regularly scheduled activities or whose performances are significantly below minimum standards.
The following activities are offered in our before and after-school intramural programs: basketball, floor hockey, weight training, lifeguard training, badminton, volleyball, indoor soccer, and others. If Intramurals are being offered, students may speak to their physical education teacher.
West Islip provides a varied program for all boys and girls in grades 7 – 12. There are 90 different teams and over 1,300 contests played each year.
We believe interscholastic athletics serve as a miniature model of life in that they provide opportunities for students with regard to responsibility, fair play, cooperation, concern for others, leadership, respect for authority, good citizenship, loyalty, and tolerance. Although winning games can be considered the measure of success, we feel that this is not so. This is not to say that the will to win is not important, it is very much a part of the total development of an athlete, but of greater importance is the development of the person, and affording each student the opportunity of becoming all that he or she is capable of being. Thus, the athletic program, which is centered around the welfare of the students, is a vital part of the total school curriculum.
The children in this school district are covered against accidental injury under a school time plan of insurance. Your child is covered while attending school, during school hours, all interscholastic activities including summer academic classes, attending school-sponsored and school-supervised activities during the school term, and traveling directly to and from school for either of the above.
school time plan of insurance. Your child is covered while attending school, during school hours, all interscholastic activities including summer academic classes, attending school-sponsored and school-supervised activities during the school term, and traveling directly to and from school for either of the above.
hours, all interscholastic activities including summer academic classes, attending school-sponsored and school-supervised activities during the school term, and traveling directly to and from school for either of the above.
Note: This coverage is in excess of any other insurance coverage you may have on your child and claims are paid on a usual and reasonable basis.
The policy states that notice of the claim must be given to the insurance company within 45 days from the date of the accident. To recover your medical expenses in excess of all other coverages you hold, follow these steps:
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IMPORTANT: Notice of Claim form must be submitted within 45 days from the date of the accident. For local representation, contact Salerno Brokerage at 364-4044.
The athletic department in conjunction with the high school guidance department is implementing a resource to insure student athletes are fulfilling the high school academic requirements to participate in Division I and Division II college athletics. In addition it is a great informational resource for all athletes looking to participate in college athletics.
If your child has aspirations of competing athletically as a freshman at an NCAA Division I or Division II school, they must meet NCAA Initial-Eligibility minimum standards, including minimum core course GPA and SAT/ACT test score requirements. CoreCourseGPA.com is an innovative tool that allows you to easily track your son or daughter’s progress towards meeting these requirements, beginning as soon as the first semester of their freshman year.