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Physical Education

Welcome to the Sequoia High School Physical Education Department's page. We strive to achieve a well-rounded fitness plan for all of our students, incorporating cardio-vascular activity, resistance training (utilizing a circuit-training format), and sport-related subject units. We are proud to include our new state-of-the-art weight training facility into this curriculum. The Physical Education department is staffed with four full time instructors and one part-time instructor to serve the needs of approximately 900 Sequoia students each year.

Bienvenidos a la página del Departamento de Educación Física de la Escuela Secundaria Sequoia. En nuestro departamento nos esforzamos para desarrollar un plan de acondicionamiento físico completo para todos nuestros estudiantes, incorporando en éste: actividad cardio-vascular, entrenamiento de resistencia (utilizando un formato de circuito de entrenamiento), y unidades de materia relacionados con el deporte. Nos sentimos orgullosos de incluir en este plan de estudios y lo último en nuestras nuevas y modernas instalaciones de levantamiento de pesas. El departamento de Educación Física cuenta con cuatro instructores a tiempo completo y uno a tiempo parcial para atender las necesidades de aproximadamente 900 estudiantes en Sequoia cada año.

PE California Teaching Standards

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These courses offer a comprehensive, standards-based program. Curriculum is designed to meet the following three state standards for Physical Education:

1.Demonstrate knowledge and competency of movement patterns and strategies needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

2. Achieve a level of physical fitness for health and performance while demonstrating knowledge of fitness concepts, principles, and strategies.

3. Demonstrate knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles, and strategies as they apply to learning and performance of physical activity.

Sequoia Advanced Dance audition instructions:
If you are contemplating auditioning (for any level of Sequoia dance), please fill out this informational Google form. 
 
*For intermediate dance auditions, please email Taylor White twhite@seq.org for the information.
 
2022-23  Sequoia High School ADVANCED Dance Class Auditions 
When: Friday, March 4th, check in begins at 3:15 (arrive as soon as school is over)
Where:  Check in at the Gym 3 hallway below the dance studio.  Auditions will be held in the dance studio.
 
Please learn the three dance combinations on YouTube (Jazz, Hip-hop and Lyrical) : https://tinyurl.com/advancedauditions22
 
The audition will consist of Across the Floor technique (pirouettes, kicks and leaps - see sample videos in the playlist), and a demonstration of the three short dance combinations.
 
An optional workshop will be held on Weds. 3/2 from 4-5:30pm, in the dance studio.  
 
If not auditioning in-person, video submissions must be received by Friday, March 4th at midnight.
    
                         Video requirements and submission:
Technique should be filmed in three separate videos of both the right and left sides.  Please record your strongest side first (example: one video for pirouettes, right side and then left side).  It is important that you stand far enough away from the camera so that I can see the top of your head, down to your toes.  You might need to record outside.
 
At the beginning of the dance, please introduce yourself with your full name, grade and middle school (if applicable).
 
Label all four videos with your first and last name and the demonstration (ex:  Jane Smith dances, Jane Smith kicks, Jane Smith leaps, etc.).
 
Please upload your videos to a Google folder (or an equivalent), labeled with your name and Advanced Auditions (ex: Jane Smith Advanced Auditions), and share with Taylor White, twhite@seq.org.
 
Please feel free to send any questions to Taylor White twhite@seq.org

Sequoia_Advanced_Dance_audition_instructions:If_you_are_contemplating_auditioning_(for_any_level_of_Sequoia_dance),_please_fill_out_this_informational_Google_form.  *For_intermediate_dance_auditions,_please_email_Taylor_White_twhite@seq.org_for_the_information. 2022-23_ Sequoia_High_School_ADVANCED_Dance_Class_Auditions When:_Friday,_March_4th,_check_in_begins_at_3:15_(arrive_as_soon_as_school_is_over)Where:_ Check_in_at_the_Gym_3_hallway_below_the_dance_studio._ Auditions_will_be_held_in_the_dance_studio. Please_learn_the_three_dance_combinations_on_YouTube_(Jazz,_Hip-hop_and_Lyrical)_:_https://tinyurl.com/advancedauditions22 The_audition_will_consist_of_Across_the_Floor_technique_(pirouettes,_kicks_and_leaps_-_see_sample_videos_in_the_playlist),_and_a_demonstration_of_the_three_short_dance_combinations. An_optional_workshop_will_be_held_on_Weds._3/2_from_4-5:30pm,_in_the_dance_studio._  If_not_auditioning_in-person,_video_submissions_must_be_received_by_Friday,_March_4th_at_midnight. _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Video_requirements_and_submission:Technique_should_be_filmed_in_three_separate_videos_of_both_the_right_and_left_sides._ Please_record_your_strongest_side_first_(example:_one_video_for_pirouettes,_right_side_and_then_left_side)._ It_is_important_that_you_stand_far_enough_away_from_the_camera_so_that_I_can_see_the_top_of_your_head,_down_to_your_toes._ You_might_need_to_record_outside. At_the_beginning_of_the_dance,_please_introduce_yourself_with_your_full_name,_grade_and_middle_school_(if_applicable). Label_all_four_videos_with_your_first_and_last_name_and_the_demonstration_(ex:_ Jane_Smith_dances,_Jane_Smith_kicks,_Jane_Smith_leaps,_etc.). Please_upload_your_videos_to_a_Google_folder_(or_an_equivalent),_labeled_with_your_name_and_Advanced_Auditions_(ex:_Jane_Smith_Advanced_Auditions),_and_share_with_Taylor_White,_twhite@seq.org. Please_feel_free_to_send_any_questions_to_Taylor_White_twhite@seq.org icon
Sequoia Advanced Dance audition instructions:
If you are contemplating auditioning (for any level of Sequoia dance), please fill out this informational Google form. 
 
*For intermediate dance auditions, please email Taylor White twhite@seq.org for the information.
 
2022-23  Sequoia High School ADVANCED Dance Class Auditions 
When: Friday, March 4th, check in begins at 3:15 (arrive as soon as school is over)
Where:  Check in at the Gym 3 hallway below the dance studio.  Auditions will be held in the dance studio.
 
Please learn the three dance combinations on YouTube (Jazz, Hip-hop and Lyrical) : https://tinyurl.com/advancedauditions22
 
The audition will consist of Across the Floor technique (pirouettes, kicks and leaps - see sample videos in the playlist), and a demonstration of the three short dance combinations.
 
An optional workshop will be held on Weds. 3/2 from 4-5:30pm, in the dance studio.  
 
If not auditioning in-person, video submissions must be received by Friday, March 4th at midnight.
    
                         Video requirements and submission:
Technique should be filmed in three separate videos of both the right and left sides.  Please record your strongest side first (example: one video for pirouettes, right side and then left side).  It is important that you stand far enough away from the camera so that I can see the top of your head, down to your toes.  You might need to record outside.
 
At the beginning of the dance, please introduce yourself with your full name, grade and middle school (if applicable).
 
Label all four videos with your first and last name and the demonstration (ex:  Jane Smith dances, Jane Smith kicks, Jane Smith leaps, etc.).
 
Please upload your videos to a Google folder (or an equivalent), labeled with your name and Advanced Auditions (ex: Jane Smith Advanced Auditions), and share with Taylor White, twhite@seq.org.
 
Please feel free to send any questions to Taylor White twhite@seq.org
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Williams, Atiba
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Sequoia P.E. in Action!

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SEQ PE GUIDELINES
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  • All P.E. students will dress in a purple colored top (t-shirt) and black colored bottoms (shorts or sweatpants) daily.  The purple t-shirt will be provided to all PE students, from Sequoia HS, free of charge.  Additional P.E. t-shirts (optional to purchase) will also be available for sale on-campus (see your teacher for details) starting the first week of school.  The required black shorts or sweatpants are the responsibility of the student to secure, bring, and wear during class.  If help is needed to get black bottoms please check in with your teacher for options. Students should expect a uniform check during daily class attendance.  Cost: $10 (t-shirt)
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  • Appropriate PE/Athletic shoes only.  A cross-training or running style shoe is recommended.
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  • You will be provided a P.E. locker (with built-in combination lock) during the first or second week of school to use for the school year.  Please be responsible and keep your belongings secured at all times.  Keep your locker combination private, and in a safe place.  Lockers and use of the locker room will be discussed in class during week 1 or 2.
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  • MEDICAL NOTES and/or excuses from a parent (in note form) are good for 1 school PE day.  Beyond that, an official note from a physician is required stating the length/limits of participation in PE class.  These notes must also be submitted to the school's health office at the same time.