Park Valley 6th-10th Grade Syllabus
Instructor: Mrs. Hallie Kunzler
Phone: 435-871-4411 work, 435-535-6802 cell
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 7:20-7:50am & 3:20-3:50pm (please call and set up an appointment)
School website: https://www.parkvalley.besd.net/o/park-valley
It is the student’s responsibility to come to class on time and be prepared with notebooks, pencils, binders and any other material needed for that class. Students play a key role in the education that takes place in the classroom. It is up to the students to contribute and ask questions to ensure learning.
According to the Merriam –Webster Online Dictionary, to “plagiarize” means
To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own
To use (another’s production) without crediting the source
To commit literary theft
To present a new and original idea or product derived from an existing source. In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else’s work and lying about it afterward
Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Copying someone else’s assignments, quizzes or exams is not legitimate; it is cheating. Any work turned in that is completed by someone else or copied from someone else will not be accepted. The individuals will be notified and the assignment will receive a zero. This does not apply to assignments done as a group.
Full and active participation is Extremely important. Students will be asked to participate in many individual and group activities. Active and quality participation will be rewarded with Utah Bucks! Students are expected to actively participate in each class without interfering with the instruction or learning of others.
Classroom Participation is defined as being fully attentive in class, offering verbal contributions to enhance group learning and fully participating in the class activities.
Healthy Lifestyles Participation is defined as wearing proper attire, being aware of self and others and learning the skills, knowledge and elements of each activity.
Courteous demeanor is defined as (1) Arriving on time. (2) Listening to instructions and class discussions. (3) Working productively on personal work without distracting others. (4) It is not acceptable in class to use cell phones in any manner unless instructed to do so by the instructor during the class period (this includes ringing or vibrating cell phones, talking on cells phones, text messaging, surfing on the web, snap chatting, checking facebook and similar activities)
Students are required to complete work online. Use your manners and always be polite. Make sure that you get online work and group work done early enough to share with your peers. Your procrastination does not make an emergency for someone else. You need to be responsible and look at your assignments DAILY. Online work or distance education does not mean that you get to take a break or that due dates no longer apply. Get your assignments done on time and make sure that you are being responsible for YOUR work.
Distances Learning Hybird
If we are asked to change to a distance learning hybrid class you will be expected to continue class as if we were still in school.. There will be daily assignments and I am planning on having a video conference class. We have been asked to be prepared to switch to distance learning with a day's notice. Please be prepared for this and stay up to date with your classes.
The use of a cellular device during class or an activity is not appropriate unless instructed otherwise by an instructor. Cell phones and other electronic devices should remain in your locker and used outside of classes. If the teacher sees you on your phone during class time, your phone will be confiscated and a parent or guardian will have to come and get the device after school. If you need to use your phone during class, ask permission from the teacher and arrangements will be made.
Hats should not be worn inside the building. If a student is caught wearing their hat inside the following consequences will ensue. On the first offense, the hat will be confiscated and given back at the end of the day. On the second offense, the hat will be taken and it will cost the student $5 Utah Bucks to get it back. On the third offense, the hat will be confiscated and it will cost $10 Utah bucks to get it back. If it happens more than three times the hat will be confiscated and it will cost $20 Utah Bucks.
Grading Scale (7th-10th)
Citizenship will be based upon classroom participation, behavior and tardiness. Citizenship is a requirement for graduation and we will be following Bear River High Citizenship policy for graduation. The scale is based on H (honors), S (satisfactory), N (needs work), and U (unsatisfactory). N’s and U’s will jeopardize a student’s possibility for graduation. In order for a student to be eligible for any type of trip or activity, a student cannot have an F or a U.
Tardiness is a citizenship issue. Being tardy to class, disturbs the class and requires the teacher to re-teach the material already covered, wasting valuable time. The following shows how tardies will affect student’s citizenship grade:
0-2 Tardies Citizenship will not be affects
3 Tardies S or lower
4 Tardies N or Lower
6 Tardies U
Regular attendance at school increases the opportunities for students to benefit from their educational programs. Frequent absences of students from daily classroom experiences disrupt the instructional process thus impairing a student’s opportunity to learn. If a student is going to leave school during the day, it would be helpful to all students if they would leave between classes and not in the middle.
If students are to be excused from class, written notice from a parent or guardian is required within five days to the Park Valley School. This written notice can be in the form of a hand written note, an email or a text message
While we encourage regular attendance to school we also want to create a safe environment for everyone in school. If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid19 we ask that you stay home. We will do our best to make accommodations for you to get the information that you need so that you can continue your work in class. If you are home due to Covid or any other illness or absence you will still need to complete your classwork and stay up to date with your classes.
When students miss class it is their responsibility to make up the work missed for that day. If a student is gone for one day they will have one day to make it up. If a student is gone two or more days they will have two days to make up the work that they missed. For example, if a student is gone Monday they will pick up their work Tuesday and then they will need to turn it in Wednesday morning. If a student is gone Monday through Thursday, they will pick up their work on Friday and then they will have Monday and it will be due Tuesday morning before it is considered late. If a student misses a test while they are gone, they will be required to take the test the day they return.
Students are expected to turn their work in on time if they want full credit. I HATE late work, but I do feel that there is value in all the assignments I give. Even though points will be deducted for late work, it is worth the time and effort to complete any assignment. An assignment will lose 10% each day it is late, until the assignment has reached 50%. Students have one month from when the assignment is given to get the assignment in. After one month the assignment will no longer be accepted. I will NOT accept a stack of papers at the end of the trimester. If you expect me to keep your grades up to date, I expect you to turn in late work and re-do’s within a month of when the assignment is given. At the end of the trimester if you have some papers that you would like to re-do or late work that needs to be turned in, it is due by Nov 18th (1st Tri), Mar 1st (2nd Tri) and May 31st (3rd Tri).
In an attempt to help students master content, if assignments are turned in and earn less than a 70% or less than a 2, the student will be required to do the assignment over.
Utah bucks are given out throughout the year for good things that happen. There will be a class store that students will be able to purchase from throughout each trimester.
Park Valley Physical Education Disclosure
Text: None, Fitness Gram fitness assessment.
Course description: This course will address state physical education standards through a variety of activities. Standards will be met through participation in a variety of team, individual and dual sports along with physical fitness activities.
Requirements: Students will be required to wear a pair of court appropriate shoes for class every day and on specific occasions required to dress in exercise clothing (clothes that do not restrict movement but still fully covers the body). Students will be graded daily using the following criteria:
Being properly dressed out – 1 point
Active participation for the full period - 6 points
Proper Pedometer Use – 3 point
Students will also be graded on their knowledge of the rules, scoring, and etiquette of the activities we participate in. As part of the curriculum you are required to set and achieve fitness goals, each student will be expected to make progress toward those goals and be graded accordingly.
Students will be able to make up their daily points when they are absent from PE. In order to make up a missed day in PE students will need to write two paragraphs on one of the Topics on the PE Make up list. When answering the question please use RAP (Restate the questions, Answer the Question, Prove your claim). Each paragraph needs to be a minimum of six sentences, containing at least 8-10 words. You will need to use a source to prove your claim. There are many good websites that can be used but please do not use Wikipedia. Mrs. K also has many resources that you can use as well. If you need some help finding a resource please come and ask. This is an ongoing list of topics. Mrs. K adds to it on a regular basis. If you have a topic that you think relates to our Physical Education Curriculum, please come clear the topic with Mrs. K. When you turn in your paper, you need to specify what day you are writing the paper for. You can write about a topic once.
School excused absences may work differently. If students will miss class for a school excused absence they will need to come and talk with Mrs. K to see how time will be made up. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. K.
Park Valley Physical Education Make Up
In order to make up a missed day in PE students will need to write two paragraphs on one of the following topics. When answering the question please use RAP. Each paragraph needs to be a minimum of six sentences, containing at least 8-10 words. You will need to use a source to prove your claim. There are many good websites that can be used but please do not use Wikipedia. Mrs. K also has many resources that you can use as well. If you need some help finding a resource please come and ask. This is an ongoing list of topics. I add to it on a regular basis. If you have a topic that you think relates to our Physical Education Curriculum, please come clear the topic with Mrs. K. When you turn in your paper to Mrs. K, you need to specify what day you are writing the paper for. You can write about a topic once.
1. What is aerobic exercise? Give an example.
2. What is anaerobic exercise? Give an example.
3. What is fitness and why is it important?
4. What are five benefits of regular exercise?
5. What is a fitness circuit?
6. Describe a healthy meal.
7. According to the food guide pyramid, describe how many servings of fruits, vegetables and grains should you eat daily? Give examples of each.
8. What does being physically fit mean?
9. Why is stretching important?
10. What are the benefits of stretching?
11. What is the difference between dynamic and static stretching?
12. Determine your target heart rate. (Get another form from Mrs.K)
13. What does FITT stand for? Give an example.
14. What is resistance training and why is it beneficial?
15. Why is fitness important throughout your lifetime?
16. What are lifetime sports? Give three examples.
17. What is the difference between muscle strength and muscle endurance?
18. What is yoga and how can you benefit from it?
19. What is Pilates and how can you benefit from it?
20. What is zumba and how can you benefit from it?
21. What is muscle confusion and how can you benefit from it?
22. Describe the skill cues for throwing a Frisbee.
23. Describe the skill cues for passing a volleyball.
24. Describe the skill cues for setting a volleyball.
25. Describe the skill cues for serving a volleyball overhand.
26. Describe the skill cues for serving a volleyball underhand.
27. Describe the skill cues for throwing a football.
28. Describe the skill cues for dribbling a basketball.
29. Describe the skill cues for shooting a basketball.
30. Describe the skill cues for dribbling a soccer ball.
31. Describe some of the rules for Ultimate Frisbee.
32. Describe some of the rules for flag football.
33. Describe some of the rules for volleyball.
34. Describe some of the rules for basketball.
35. Describe some of the rules for quadball.
36. What is a football route?
37. Describe quadball to someone who has never played it before.
38. Describe how you score in quadball.
Think about someone who did something courageous that affected your life. Tell how that experience has changed your view about courage and selfless acts.
Define competition in your own personal terms. Are you a competitive person?
You’re the team captain. Your team members don’t get along. How do you get them to work together as a team?
Several people in your P.E. class are really uncoordinated and no one wants to include them in the activities. What can you do to make this a positive experience for everyone?
Write a lifetime plan for staying physically fit. Your plan should be one that you can/will actually follow throughout your life.
Explain why you do or do not perform your best in physical education.
Define physical education. What is it? What should it be? Bring personal experiences into your definition.
46. Why is resistance training important for rodeo athletes?
Every assignment needs to have the name, date, and class written in the top right hand corner. Each assignment should also have a title in the top center. If the assignment is hand written, sprizzles must be removed. (Examples follow)
When questions or concerns arise please raise your hand or come talk with the instructor after class. Questions may also be addressed through email.
Before students will be allowed to leave all tools and equipment must be cleaned and neatly placed in its proper space.
All grades will be posted as soon as possible. Parents can check grades online at www.besd.net. Go to the far right of the web page and click on the Family Tab, then click on the Student Grades tab.
I have read the 2020-2021 disclosure and understand the expectations in
Ms. Kunzler’s Class. (All legal guardians need to read the disclosure and sign.)
Revised Aug 2021