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    Update 4/27/20:

    Your PCSD Physical Education teachers continue to work collaboratively to provide you access to resources.  Your health and wellbeing is important to us, and we hope you are able to use our resources to stay active while we're away from school.  Please reach out to your (or your child's) individual PE teacher at any time via email with questions.

    Elementary PE Resources Update: Starting Monday 5/4 all resources will be directly linked on each school's Home Learning Site.  You can access Physical Education as a direct link on the left side of the page or in your child's grade level resources.  Please visit your PE department page for additional resources to supplement the weekly theme ideas which are posted on the district's COVID-19 Learning Resources page.

    Secondary PE Resources / Activity Journals Update: In addition to regular resource updates and messages from your individual PE teacher, all secondary students are now completing bi-weekly physical activity journals.  These journals (logged using Microsoft Forms) are turned in every two weeks directly to your PE teacher.  Please visit your teacher's website, PE department page, or email your teacher directly with any questions.

    Update 4/6/20:

    Your physical education teachers continue to collaborate and work hard to provide a variety of meaningful resources for all of our students and families to stay active during this time.

    Elementary PE Resources: Weekly activities and resources for PE (and all special areas) can be found on the District's COVID-19 Learning Resource page. You should also receive weekly a email from your principal which contains messages from all of your special area teachers along with a direct link to the district site.

    Secondary PE Resources: Your teachers have been working hard to place the resources on their individual teacher websites.  Some are currently up and running, and some are under construction this week as teachers make updates.  Resources while learning at home can be found by directly searching your PE teacher's site.

    Update regarding school closure 3/27/20:

    Please know that all of your PCSD Physical Education teachers miss our students.  We hope that you are all staying healthy and continue to follow the social distancing recommendations that will benefit our community.  While we're ending week #2 of being away from school, we've been collaborating to continue to provide resources to help you and your family stay active.  This has certainly been a new learning experience for us (as we know it has been for you too!).  In addition to the locations below, please also visit the district's webpage containing elementary and secondary resources for physical education while learning at home continues.  Link to all District COVID-19 Information, including Home Learning Resources

    Special Note to Students & Families during school closure (3/16/20):

    Your PCSD Physical Education Teachers hope that all are able to stay active and keep moving during this time.  Your wellbeing is important to us! Although school is closed, it doesn't mean that you and your family can't still be physically active.  Try finding fun activities for the whole family. Walking, hiking, riding bikes, and playing outside are all fun ways to avoid cabin fever, improve fitness and enjoy quality family time while maintaining a safe "social distance" from others.  There are also plenty of indoor activity ideas to build strength, improve flexibility & relax.  We are all hopeful that we can return to school soon.  Until then, we wish you health & wellness!

    Secondary students: Please check your teacher and/or building physical education department website for specific suggestions & any updates.

    Elementary students/families: We sent home a physical activity calendar for the month of March via email.  Please stay tuned to future messages from your PE Teachers.


    The mission of the physical education curriculum is to engage students in authentic learning experiences that develop the physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills necessary for all students to be healthy and active for their lifetime.

    We believe a comprehensive K-12 curriculum offers…

    • developmentally appropriate tools necessary to help students set and achieve their individual fitness goals; 
    • rigorous authentic experiences and is responsive to all learners regardless of ability;
    • next generation learning skills that fosters positive character development.                                    

    As a result of participating in the PCSD Physical Education program, students will be able to independently …

    •  participate regularly in a variety of physical activities as a valuable lifelong skill to promote wellness and health;
    •  create and evaluate the effectiveness of a personal fitness plan over time and make necessary adjustments as needed;
    •  demonstrate creative problem solving, communication, responsible risk taking, perseverance, ethical decision making, sportsmanship, empathy and leadership in a real-world setting;
    •  contribute to group problem solving and creative endeavors that develop social expression, and enjoyment;
    •  apply knowledge and demonstrate competency in a variety of physical activities. 

    Click to go to the PCSD Mission Statement page for full mission statements for all curricular areas.

  • Just because we can’t be together at school doesn’t mean you should miss out on the tradition of Field Days! Lace up your sneakers, prepare for some serious, silly fun and follow the steps below to participate. Then, share your Family Field Day photos on the Pittsford Schools Facebook Live event on June 11 at 7:00 p.m.  See all the resources under related files.

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