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Physical Education


Students will receive weekly physical education with a credentialed teacher throughout the school year. Students in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades will participate in enrichment once a week. for 50 minutes, while students in 4th and 5th grades will participate in enrichment twice a week. Students receive a grade from their participation from the credentialed Physical Education teacher. 

California Code, Education Code - EDC § 33352 Provides instruction in physical education for a total period of time of not less than 200 minutes each 10 schooldays to pupils in grades 1 to 6, inclusive, as required pursuant to paragraph (7) of subdivision (a) of Section 51210.

Students in fifth grade will participate in 

5th Grade Physical Fitness Test Info

The physical fitness test (PFT) for students in California schools is the FITNESSGRAM. The main goal of the test is to help students in starting life-long habits of regular physical activity. The PFT is used to measure your child’s fitness and to provide information on how your child’s physical fitness can be supported at school and at home.

Who takes this test? All students in grades 5, 7, and 9 take the PFT. Students with disabilities will be given as much of the test as their condition will permit.

Why do students take this test? FITNESSGRAM results can be used along with other information to monitor you child’s overall fitness. Schools may also use these results for the purpose of evaluating their physical education program.

When do students take this test? The PFT is administered between February 1 and May 31. You will receive additional information from your school about the specific dates and times of testing.

How do students take this test? The PFT can be given to students over multiple days. Students will participate in each of the five fitness areas and will be provided with their individual results, either orally or in writing, upon completion of the PFT. Most of the fitness areas of the FITNESSGRAM have two or three test options, so all students, including those with disabilities, have the chance to participate in the PFT.

What are the options for the five fitness areas?

Aerobic Capacity

■ One-Mile Run or One-Mile Walk

■ PACER test

Abdominal Strength and Endurance

■ Curl-Up Trunk Extensor

Strength and Flexibility

■ Trunk Lift

Upper Body Strength and Endurance

■ Push-Up

■ Modified Pull-Up

■ Flexed-Arm Hang


■ Back-Saver Sit and Reach

■ Shoulder Stretch