Health & Physical Education

2020 Comprehensive Health and P.E. Social and Sexual Health 

  • Dear Parents & Guardians:
    You are invited to attend an information session on the K-Grade 12 revised NJ 2020 Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Standards. This session will take place on Monday, November 21, 2022 at 5:00 PM at Perth Amboy High School Auditorium. In preparation for the meeting, we are asking that you use the link below to enter questions that you may have and would like to be addressed during the information session.  Thanks in advance for your continued support and collaboration.

    Click Here To Submit a Question for the Information Session

    Please click here for the Perth Amboy Public Schools' K-12 letter to the community regarding the 2020 Comprehensive Health and P.E. Standards.  
    Please click here for the Perth Amboy Public Schools' K-12 Social and Sexual Health Curriculum Appendix.
  • Student Opt Out Procedures

    According to N.J.S.A. 18A:35-4.7 “The NJDOE recognizes and respects that some families prefer to have these conversations privately. Any child whose parent or guardian presents to the school a signed statement that any part of instruction in health, family life education, or sex education is in conflict with his or her conscience or sincerely held moral or religious beliefs shall be excused from that portion of the course. Parents and guardians seeking to exercise this option should contact their local school principal directly.” 

    If a parent would like to opt their child out of receiving the lessons, they must complete and sign the Perth Amboy Public Schools “Department of Health and Physical Education Family Life/Sex Education Opt Out Form” located on each school’s website. To locate this form, click “Departments” on the top ribbon bar and then click on “Health and Physical Education” where you can download and complete the form. The form must be returned to the building principal. To download the opt-out request form, please click below as it applies to your child’s child’s grade level;     

    New:  For parents who may need assistance printing the form, please contact the building principal, who will provide a hard copy.    


  • Remote Learning Resource

    Please Join the HNR Health/P.E. Google Classroom

    Google Classroom Code: zvumobr

    The Physical Education Staff is available to answer any quetions
    Our emails are below
    Michael Adler -
    Kevin Byelick-
    Janiri Tavarez -
    Matthew Velez -


    Please wear sneakers on Physical Education days.
    Sneakers must have laces or velcro for safety reasons. On inclement weather days students can bring their sneakers to change into prior to Physical Education class.


    Physical activity in school Physical Education Programs is the cornerstone of an active lifestyle for all students. School programs provide the skills, knowledge and attitudes that facilitate choosing physical activity after school, at home and in the community. As highly qualified physical education teachers, we pledge to:

    1. Establish a positive, safe learning environment for all students.
    2. Teach a variety of physical activities that make physical education class fun and enjoyable.
    3. Create maximum opportunities for all students of all abilities to be successful.
    4. Promote student honesty, integrity and good sportsmanship.
    5. Guide students into becoming skillful and confident movers.
    6. Facilitate the development and maintenance of physical fitness.
    7. Assist students in setting and achieving personal goals.
    8. Provide specific, constructive feedback to help students master motor skills.
    9. Afford opportunities for students to succeed in cooperative and competitive situations.
    10. Prepare and encourage students to practice skills and be active for a lifetime.

    We would like to remind you about the importance of your child's Physical Education program. The percentage of overweight youth has more than tripled in the past 25 years partially due to the increased interest in sedentary activities such as television, computers, and video games. A reduction in physical activity as well as an increase in caloric intake has contributed to an obesity epidemic.

    Your children will be participating in developmental appropriate activities that will increase their physical competence, self-esteem and joy of being physically active no matter what their physical abilities may be. By enhancing your child's physical education, we are certain we will be able to help your children enjoy a lifetime of physical activity and good health. We welcome your support.

    Michael Adler
    Janiri Tavarez

    Matthew Velez
    Kevin Byelick