Adapted Physical Education
as defined by the
Pittsford Central School District
Adapted physical education is good teaching that adapts (modifies) the curriculum, task, and/or environment so that all students can fully participate in physical education.
Federal law (PL 94-142, PL 101-476, PL 105-17) mandates that physical education be provided to students with disabilities and defines physical education as the development of:
- Physical and motor skills
- Fundamental motor skills and patterns (throwing, catching, walking, running, etc.).
- Skills in aquatics, dance, and individual and group games and sports (including intramurals and lifetime sports)
For all practical purposes, Adapted Physical Education is developmentally appropriate physical education at its finest. It is adapting, modifying, and/or changing a physical activity so it is as appropriate for the person with a disability as it is for a person without a disability.
All medical excuses needed to be turned into the school nurse.
Prolonged illnesses (2 or more consecutive days) need to be excused by a doctor.
Long Term Medical – Out for 3 weeks or more