PE Waiver for Eckstein Middle School
Seattle Public School Policy states that students in grade 1-8 are required to participate in at least 100 instructional minutes per school week in PE classes (60 hours per .5 semester credit) unless such participation is waived. Seattle Public Schools does not endorse PE Waivers. Reference: RCW 28A.230.040
Students may be excused from the PE instruction requirement for the following reasons:
- Physical Disability
- Religious Belief
- Participation in Directed Athletics
Due: January 26, 2024
Turn in to: Email the PDF directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off in Main Office. Submitting a waiver DOES NOT guarantee movement out of PE. This may be because of seats available and your student’s schedule.
PE Waiver Criteria and Information
7th and 8th graders have to opportunity to waive PE when they are already getting enough physical activity outside of school.
Submitting a waiver DOES NOT guarantee movement out of PE. This may be because of seats available and your student’s schedule.
Most students who waive PE are using reason #3 “Directed Athletics”. For this option, you must provide a verification letter from the coach OR parents can detail the hours spent in the logs provided or on extra paper. Screenshots of practice schedules are acceptable supporting documentation, just be sure to include it with the waiver at the time you turn it in.
The total number of hours needs to equal or exceed 60 hours and these hours must be accrued during this school year. This means you might be turning in the form before the hours are officially logged and that is okay. Fill out the form based on intention of participation and if anything happens we can always go back and place into PE for 2nd semester.
Physical education waivers are not automatically granted, especially in cases where students have room in their school schedules to participate in a PE class. Students can be denied a PE waiver when appropriate and submitting a request does not ensure that a waiver will be granted.
Verification from a physician, religious leader, coach, instructor or parent/guardian must be included or attached to a waiver request and submitted to the Main Office no later than January 26th, 2024. You may submit electronically to email@example.com
If verification and approval is not received, students will be scheduled for a PE class during the second semester in place of another chosen elective.