• CENTRAL DAUPHIN SCHOOL DISTRICT

                District Administration Office

                600 Rutherford Road

                Harrisburg, PA  17109

                Telephone: (717) 545-4703

                Fax: (717) 657-4999                                                                                         

     

                                                                                                                            January 2, 2020

    Dear Parent/Guardian,

    This letter is to inform you about the PHYSICAL FITNESS assessment that will occur during your child’s fourth and fifth grade years.  There are changes to our testing based upon the new Presidential Youth Fitness Program.  www.presidentialyouthfitnessprogram.org

     

         The assessment is comprised of four components:

    1.   One Mile Walk/Run   (measures cardiovascular endurance) 

    2.   Curl-Ups   (indicates abdominal strength)

    3.      Flexed Arm Hang  (tests upper body strength)

    4.   Back-saver Sit and Reach   (indicates flexibility)

     

    The Physical Fitness assessment is usually started by the P.E. staff during the third marking period and concluded during the last marking period.

    The goal for the students is to complete each section of the assessment to the best of their ability. During the course of the school year, our P.E. programs include various activities that incorporate fitness components; however, it would be in your child’s best interest to do some preparation outside of school.  Any activities that would practice the assessed skills will be beneficial to improving your child’s performance. 

    If at any time during the school year you have questions or need some suggestions for activities, please contact your child’s P.E. teacher.

    Sincerely,

    CENTRAL DAUPHIN SCHOOL DISTRICT

    ELEMENTARY PHYSICAL EDUCATION STAFF

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Last Modified on December 18, 2019