Health & Physical Education
2020 Comprehensive Health and P.E. Social and Sexual Health
Please click here for the 2023-2024 K-12 letter to the community regarding the 2020 Comprehensive Health and P.E. Standards.Please click here for the 2022-2023 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 Social and Sexual Health lessons, they must complete and sign the Perth Amboy Public Schools Department of Health and Physical Education Family Life/Sex Education Opt Out 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 grade level.
Elementary school (Gr. K-2) - Opt Out Form in English/Spanish
- Elementary school (Gr. 3-5) - Opt Out Form in English/Spanish
If a parent would like to opt their child out of receiving Health lessons other than Social and Sexual Health, they must complete and sign the Perth Amboy Public Schools Health Education Opt Out Form. The form must be returned to the building principal.
New: For parents who may need assistance printing the form, please contact the building principal, who will provide a hard copy.
TeachersMichael Adler - email@example.comJaniri Tavarez - firstname.lastname@example.orgMatthew Velez - email@example.comPlease 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:
- Establish a positive, safe learning environment for all students.
- Teach a variety of physical activities that make physical education class fun and enjoyable.
- Create maximum opportunities for all students of all abilities to be successful.
- Promote student honesty, integrity and good sportsmanship.
- Guide students into becoming skillful and confident movers.
- Facilitate the development and maintenance of physical fitness.
- Assist students in setting and achieving personal goals.
- Provide specific, constructive feedback to help students master motor skills.
- Afford opportunities for students to succeed in cooperative and competitive situations.
- 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.
Janiri TavarezMatthew Velez