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Physical Education

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Laura Edwards

Athletics / Physical Education Supervisor

Kambrina Clark

Office Technician

(951) 824-8103 VP


Welcome to the Physical Education Department!

The CSDR Physical Education (PE) program offers a sequential K-12 State standards-based health and physical education program. CSDR's mission is to promote lifelong learning through physical activity, exercise, and sport while supporting students in making health-conscious decisions, meeting challenges, and participating in mentally positive behaviors. CSDR believes that with a comprehensive program, students will develop into individuals who value physical activity and maintain physically active lifestyles, and become competent in individual, dual and team sports. The physical education teachers administer the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) to all the physical education students each semester, to better assess student fitness progress.

CSDR Athletics offers sports opportunities to students in Grades 3-12 year-round. The primary purpose of the athletic program at CSDR is to promote ethical, physical, social, emotional, and overall well-being of the student-athletes. The athletic program is an important and integral part of the total school program and open to try out for the teams by all students regardless of individual differences. The high school athletic teams are members of the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section (CIF-SS), and the Arrowhead League associations. Students are required to maintain a high standard of academic success, and therefore must remain academically eligible in accordance with CIF and CSDR academic eligibility requirements. Coaches are certified by The National Federation of State High School Associations (NHFS), are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid, and are fluent in American Sign Language, providing direct communication with their athletes. Many CSDR alumni continue to play their specific sport at the collegiate level.

Through CSDR’s PE and Athletic programs, students will demonstrate personal responsibility, character, integrity, and respect for others in the classroom, gymnasium, playing fields, outdoors, and in life.

Course Offerings

Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2

The early sessions and stages of Physical Education class present opportunities to learn and explore spatial awareness, locomotor movements (i.e. walking, jogging, skipping, galloping), manipulative skills (i.e., throwing, catching, kicking), rope jumping, low organizational games, and cooperative games.

3rd, 4th and 5th grades

In the upper elementary, students are introduced to cooperative and team games, further practice of manipulative and locomotor skills in enhanced game settings, obstacle courses, net games, and an introduction to invasion games and fitness concepts. An emphasis is put on movement and activity through exercise, play, practice, strategy, teamwork, gameplay and skill building.

6th, 7th and 8th grades

Students have the opportunity for physical development in areas of strength, flexibility, coordination, endurance, balance, and agility. They are also introduced to fundamentals of team and individual sports, which include skills, rules, and game strategy. These concepts are explored through exercise, fitness assessments, and play activities including invasion games, team games, net games, aerobic, and strength training routines.

Annual Events of Physical Education:

  • 100 Mile Club (M-Th September to March)
  • Turkey Trot (November)
  • Jump for Heart
  • Sam I am (Spring)
  • 5K Cub Run (March)

Physical Education Electives:

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Group Fitness

Physical Education Clothes

Each student is expected to participate in the physical education program wearing a complete set of “marked” regulation gym clothes.

  • Required Shorts: CSDR RED gym shorts or students can provide their own as long as they are PLAIN RED. SHORT SHORTS (i.e. "soffe") are not appropriate for P.E.
  • Required Shirts: GRAY T-shirt with CSDR logo or students can provide their own as long as they are PLAIN (no logos, etc.) GRAY shirts issued by CSDR athletic teams/clubs are acceptable.
  • Required Shoes: Cross Training/Running type shoes appropriate for physical activity. Shoes must have laces that can be tied. Slip-ons, Vans, Converse, etc., even with laces are not appropriate for P.E.)

Cooler weather brings questions about sweatshirts and sweatpants. Both are okay to wear in class as long as they are RED or GRAY. Leggings may be worn UNDER your PE shorts.

Some classes may require a uniform unique to their class activity. Swimming Unit = Swim suit (does not need to be red), swim caps (goggles are recommended but not required).

All uniforms must be marked with student’s last name using a permanent marker. This should be done within the first week of class. Lost uniforms cannot be reclaimed unless a name is clearly marked on the uniform.


Students must responsible for having the appropriate P.E. Uniform for class each day.

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