Marcia McKenzie

(530) 885-4581 ext. 5785


Welcome to Cardio Health.  It is a required course for all students and meets the Placer graduation requirement and state guidelines regarding personal and public health and safety.  This course is designed to introduce you to the knowledge, skills and behaviors to assist you in becoming “Health Literate” individuals with a lifelong commitment to healthy living.


Areas of learning which may be covered include but are not limited to:

            Health and Your Wellness (health, wellness, stress, abuse)

            Health and Your Body (physical fitness, nutrition, weight management, eating disorders)

            Drugs (medicines, alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs)

            Diseases and Disorders (infectious diseases, non-infectious diseases, disabilities)

            Family Life

Questions or concerns about any unit, please contact Miss McKenzie - PE Department Chair


Assignments:  All assignments will be giving a due date and late work will be penalized.  At the end of each grading period all missing assignments become a zero.  For the Tip of the Day, Portfolio, and Video the due date applies even if the student is not at school (these projects are assigned over a month in advance).  


Tardies:  Tardies will take points off your grade.  Be in your attendance spot when attendance is taken.


Method of instruction:  Students are responsible for taking  notes and taking part in class discussions.  Quizzes, tests, individual and/or group assignments will be given during each unit.  Students will be allowed to use only handwritten notes on all tests.  Class presentations and projects will also be required.  When handouts are provided each student will be given one handout.  They are responsible for every handout; no additional copies will be made.  A copy of most handouts will be posted online.


Grading:  40% - Cardio  50% - Health  10% - Sportsmanship

All grades are converted into percentages and in turn changed into the following grades:

A=100%-90%, B=89%-80%, C=79%-70%, D=69%-60%, F=59% and lower.


Class needs:  Students are required to dress in the appropriate physical education clothing and participate in all physical activity to the best of their ability.  Loaners are available for students who forget their PE clothes for that day.  Not dressing is not an option.  A student who comes to roll call in street clothes of any kind will receive a 0 for the days cardio and will be required to walk until the class finishes the daily cardio.  There is no credit for "half dressed".  Each student is expected to have a notebook or binder, pens, pencils, and papers.  Colored pencils will also be helpful.  Chromebooks will be used for several assignments.

Basic Class Rules:

Stay with the class at all times.  Arrive to the classroom in a timely manner from the track.  I will start without you.

5 points will be deducted from your grade for each inappropriate use of electronic equipment. No electronic devices are to be used during note taking, lectures/class discussion, or presentations.

Students should show respect by not talking during lectures and presentations.  Questions and sharing of important information is encouraged, off-topic conversations are not.