Hello, my name is Mr. Alevras. I’m the P.E.T.I.P. physical education teacher at Ranchito. We are in the second year of the program. The Physical Education Teacher Itinerant Program (PETIP) was established to help meet the physical education minutes and standards requirements. The goal is to provide quality physical education instruction to elementary students.
Physical education has a mandated time requirement of 100 minutes per week. The State of California Education Department has established standards for each grade level that should be taught during the school year by a credentialed classroom teacher or a credentialed physical education teacher.
Throughout this program, every child learns specific concepts related to physical education as well as how to perform specific skills. Students are expected to “know” and “do” physical education. Physical education not only increases your child’s overall health, but it also helps improve their academic performance, school attendance, and behavior.