• Ron Introini
    High School Physical Education Teacher
    Physical Education/Health Department Chairperson  
    Phone Number:    845-457-2400 ext. 17881 

    Valley Central High School Course Syllabus 


     Course Titles:  Freshman PE and Grades 10-12 PE

    Semester:  Fall or Spring

    Class Meets:  Every other day (A/B schedule)

    Overview: The physical education curriculum at Valley Central High School is designed to help students recognize the
    importance of physical activity.  Students are encouraged to select a variety of activities that include fitness, lifetime activities, and individual and team sports.
    Materials:  Students will need appropriate athletic attire: shorts/sweatpants/wind pants and a t-shirt. Sneakers- no sandals or boots.
    All clothing must allow for safe participation for all activities.  There are not enough lockers for each student to keep a locker for the year, they must bring a lock daily and take home their belongings at the end of each class.  All valuables need to be locked up; Valley Central is not responsible for lost or stolen items.  
    Course Outline: 
    Fall Units:  Fitness, Swimming (9th and 10th grade), Football, Soccer, Tennis, Floor Hockey, Team Handball, Racquetball, Yoga, Pickleball and Team Games.
    Spring Units: Ultimate Frisbee, Track & Field, Softball, Basketball, Weight Room, Badminton, Table Tennis, Golf,  Lacrosse and CPR.
    The mile run is done once in the fall and once in the spring.  If the mile run is not completed, 7 points will be taken off the quarter average.  Students are responsible for reporting their time  to their teacher after the run is completed.
    Mental Health Eduation:  A new component to our PE currriculum is Mental Health Education. All freshman and sophomores will be exposed to a mental health curriculum under the instruction of Mrs. Kristin Kresge.  This curriculum will be taught during physical education classes on a 3 week rotating basis.  Students will learn a variety of skills that will help them to navigate through life experiences.    
    Absences:  Students are not allowed to miss more than four classes of instruction per semester.  If there are more than four absences and they are not made up, the student does not earn his or her credit for the course. 
    Grading:  Grading is based on the Valley Central Grading Rubric (see attached)  
    Grading will be based on the Do-Now, Warm-up, participation, safety and cooperation.  Each semester, quizzes will be given and a final exam will be administered which is worth 20% of the semester grade. 
    Make Ups:  There are plenty of opportunities each week to make up classes that have been missed, either because of an absence or for being unprepared.  Full credit will be given back for excused absences and partial credit will be given back for unprepared days.  
    In the Gym: (must sign up during the school day to stay post session) Tuesdays through Fridays post session. 
    Pool: (can make up two classes per visit at the pool, sign in when you arrive) Monday through Thursday evenings 7:45pm-9:15pm & Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm
    Most days post session (please check with Mr. Warner first) - Monday through Friday mornings at 6:00am
    Weight Room: Due to the high volume of students who use the weight room during post session, the weight room will not be available for post session make-ups.
     Collegial Period
     I will be available for parents and students on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:55am - 7:25am.
    "Office hours also available by appointment"




    Valley Central School District K-12

    Physical Education Rubric


                                  4                               3                              2                           1

                                      Outstanding   Satisfactory      Needs Improvement       Unsatisfactory


    Effort and Skill Development

    Student almost always puts forth consistent effort to improve skills resulting in observable progress and improvement in technique and performance.

    Student usually puts forth a consistent effort to improve skills resulting in some progress and improvement of performance and previous errors in technique.

    Student attempts to perform skills showing some evidence of correct technique, but effort and application is  inconsistent and not always effective.

    Student exhibits an overall lack of effort or desire to attempt skills. Technique is not yet sufficient and there has been little evidence of improvement or effective performance.



    Student demonstrates evidence of a comprehensive understanding of rules and objectives of the activity or exercise and is able to assist or correct others.

    Student demonstrates a basic understanding of rules and objectives of the activity or exercise but is usually able to participate effectively.

    Student demonstrates a minimal understanding of some rules and objectives of the activity or exercise and usually needs assistance to participate appropriately.

    Student consistently demonstrates an incorrect application of rules and is able to participate on a minimal level in the activity only with constant support.

    Safety, Respect





    Student almost always participates energetically and safely, demonstrating self-control and respect for the positive and safe experience of others.

    Student normally participates energetically and safely, demonstrating self-control, fair play and respect for others. 

    Although inconsistent in energy and enthusiasm, student usually participates safely, demonstrating self control, fair play, and respect for others.

    Student lacks self-control at times or often and needs reminders and encouragement from others to participate in a safe, fair, energetic, and/or respectful manner.




    Student demonstrates mostly above average levels of physical fitness as well as a cognitive understanding of healthy habits and choices to maintain/improve personal health and fitness

    Student demonstrates at least average levels of fitness and is usually able to differentiate between healthy choices and habits that may have a negative impact on overall health and fitness.

    Although fitness levels are just slightly below average, student regularly demonstrates evidence of choices and/or habits that may have a potentially negative impact on personal health and fitness

    Student exhibits low levels at several components of physical fitness and  may be “at risk” for habits and/or choices that negatively impact personal health and fitness