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ADMS Phys Ed - Dress Code Expectations

September 10, 2015


Students are required to change for gym class. If a student does not change for Phys. Ed., it reflects poorly on their 'safety' mark.
Proper Athletic Attire for the Gym Consists Of:
1) Shorts or Sweatpants
  • Shorts length must adhere to the school policy.
  • Jeans are unacceptable.

2) T-Shirt, Sweatshirt or Long-sleeved Shirt

  • Spaghetti straps and tank tops that have straps thinner than 3 of the teachers fingers are unacceptable.
  • The shirt can not reveal the child's midriff.
  • Muscle shirts are not permitted to be worn during gym class.

3) Proper Athletic Footwear (with non-marking soles)

  • Winter boots & UGG's during the cooler months are not considered proper footwear.
  • Flip Flops, flats, sandals, sock or barefeet during the warmer months are not considered proper footwear.

4) All necklaces, earrings, bracelets and wristbands must be removed during gym class.

If a student does not change for class or forgets their gym clothes 5 times in a term, they will receive an assignment to complete in the LAR and they may receive a courtesy phone call home indicated that they have not changing for Phys Ed. Failing to change for Phys Ed, reflects negatively on their report card.

This year, students will have Phys Ed outdoors much more often than in previous years. During the fall and winter months, students will be participating in activities such as hiking, geocaching, cross-country skiing, skating, broomball, Inuit and Dene games, quinzee building, and other outdoor games. During these activities, it is not unusual for students to be outside for an entire period without a break. Please ensure that they come to school with proper outdoor clothing so we can increase student safety and maximize class participation.

Children should wear:

- a toque

- a neck tube or other covering for the face that covers their nose and mouth.

- mitts or gloves (mitts are preferable)

- warm and water resistant outerwear (eg: ski pants)

- winter boots

- winter jacket with a hood

- Wool or synthetic socks will retain warmth even when wet. Cotton socks simply get wet, stay wet, and cool off the feet.

- If you don’t have some of the above clothing, remember that dressing in layers with any type of clothing will provide the best chance for your child to stay dry and warm.



By ensuring that your child comes prepared for Phys Ed, you are helping them stay safe, and helping them engage in an active lifestyle.