Students in middle or junior high school will engage in thirty (30) minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity per day for at least four semesters OR at least 225 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity within each two-week period for at least four semesters.
For additional information on the District’s requirements and programs regarding elementary, middle, and junior high school student physical activity requirements, please see the principal.
Requesting Physical Fitness Results
Annually, the District shall assess the physical fitness of students in grade 3 or higher in a course that satisfies the curriculum requirements for physical education under Education Code 28.002(a)(2)(C), using an assessment instrument adopted by the Commissioner. Parents may request, in writing, their child’s physical fitness assessment results at the end of the school year. The results of individual student performance on the physical fitness assessment instrument are confidential and may be released only in accordance with state and federal law.
The District is not required to assess a student for whom, as a result of disability or other condition identified by Commissioner Rule, the assessment instrument is inappropriate. Each student must be assessed based on factors related to student health, including aerobic capacity; body composition; and muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility, unless a particular factor is inappropriate for that student because of a health classification defined in 19 Administrative Code 74.31[see EHAA].
Per Senate Bill 283, TEC 28.004, Birdville ISD provides human sexuality instruction that is age appropriate to various grade levels. If human sexuality instruction is provided at your child’s school, information will be sent home with your child with a summary of the material, a statement of the parent’s right to review the materials and an option to remove the student without penalty. The Birdville ISD School Health Advisory Committee allows parents to be a part of the development of health curriculum. If you would like more information, please contact the school nurse at your child’s campus.
Students with Medical Restriction
A written explanation signed by the attending physician must be provided for any student under a physician’s care for physical conditions that restrict participation in specific activities required for mastery/completion of a course/subject. The explanation should identify the student’s condition, physical restrictions, and projected length of time before returning to normal activities.