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blessedmomofgirls
Hello,
I have a WR AN 14-year-old 9th-grade daughter returning to school in August. Physical Education is a required credit she must get to receive her high school diploma. How have ya'll dealt with this? Should I wait until another year for her to take this or just include in her 504 plan that she cannot participate in any weigh-ins, BMI calculations, etc.?  I just feel like I am overthinking this!!! HELP!!!! 
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Enn
Welcome to the forum. 
I hope you find the support and information you need to help your child.
I understand the concern about PE. I do agree that you get. 504 plan included. Many have done so. Ensure you discuss with the school exactly what she can and cannot do. 
I am in Canada and we have IEP, individualized education plan, where we can have accommodations for any number of issues. I think 504 is the same. 
Although there is requirement for the PE credit remember other kids cannot participate in the regular curriculum for many course and they still do graduate. Your child may just need to do an essay to fulfill the requirements. 
I know this is stressful, to say the least. We are here to support you. 
Please ask all the questions you have!
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
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US_Mom
We too are in the US. We just simply had all PE classes waived as many kids have to do with other illnesses. D just graduated high school in June.
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mnmomUSA
Not that I'm recommending this, but I'll tell you what we did.  My daughter also "needed" PE to graduate.  I did NOT want her taking the class at school.  So, we took it as an "on-line" course over the summer.  Not going to lie.  She flat out made up what she did to "satisfy" the requirement that she "exercise" so much per day.  I signed off on what she put down.  She totally understood and accepted that she was NOT to get the level of exercise required by the class.  She DID do all the pen and paper requirements (on line review, quizzes, etc) required in the class, but I had her skip entirely the physical aspect.  Rather than create a large stink at the school, this seemed to be the easiest.  I know from an ethical perspective, what I chose to do was not the best.  So be it.  
D, age 18, first diagnosed March 20, 2013, RAN, at age 13 Hospitalized 3 weeks for medical stability. FBT at home since.  UCSD Multi-family Intensive June 2015. We've arrived on the other side.  :-)  D at college and doing great!
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blessedmomofgirls
Thank ya'll for your responses. I was already thinking of her doing it online. 🙂
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ValentinaGermania
Here PE was also "needed" to get graduated from school but the school law allowed her to do some theoretical written work about sports and she was excused by the doctors from the practical parts. No problems. There are legal rights for kids with chronical diseases in nearly every country.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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blessedmomofgirls
tina72 wrote:
Here PE was also "needed" to get graduated from school but the school law allowed her to do some theoretical written work about sports and she was excused by the doctors from the practical parts. No problems. There are legal rights for kids with chronical diseases in nearly every country.


tina72, 
What avenues did you have to go thru for her to fall under that criteria? School Board approval, State Dept of Education Approval? Doctor's medical records and notes?
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ValentinaGermania
We live in Germany and here you need to ask for "Nachteilsausgleich" which is a bit similiar to 504 in US.
It is a law that says that kids with a chronical disease or disabled should not have any disadvantage in school because of that. This legal right exists in many countries.
Normally you need to ask for that here in Germany with a written paper and a document from the doctors that PE is not allowed for health reasons. Here school was great and did accept all just by telling them that we need that now. 🙂

My d even got a normal PE grade and it was not mentioned in her graduation papers that she did not join PE activly.

Ask the school directly what papers they need. Your kid will be not the first one that cannot do PE for healthy reasons.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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ValentinaGermania
This is what a friend from Texas send me about that issue. It must be nearly similiar in all states.

Chapter 103. Health and Safety

Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Physical Fitness


§103.1001. Student Physical Fitness Assessment.

(a)  In accordance with the Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 38, Subchapter C, each school district and open-enrollment charter school shall annually assess the physical fitness of students enrolled in Grades 3-12.

(b)  Each student must be assessed based on factors related to student health, including the factors specified in the TEC, §38.102, unless a particular factor is inappropriate for that student because of a health classification as defined in 19 TAC §74.31 of this title (relating to Health Classifications for Physical Education).

(c)  The assessment that each school district and open-enrollment charter school shall use to assess student physical fitness will be the assessment instrument selected by the commissioner of education through a request for offers process.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this §103.1001 issued under the Texas Education Code, §38.102 and §38.106.

Source: The provisions of this §103.1001 adopted to be effective December 18, 2007, 32 TexReg 9340.


§103.1003. Student Physical Activity Requirements and Exemptions.

(a)  In accordance with the Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.002(l), all students in Kindergarten-Grade 8 must participate in at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous daily physical activity subject only to the limitations or exemptions specified in this section.

(1)  For a student enrolled in any grade level below Grade 6, the school district or open-enrollment charter school may require a student to participate in moderate or vigorous physical activity for at least 135 minutes during each school week as an alternative.

(2)  A student in Grade 6, 7, or 8 must participate daily for at least four semesters during those grades.

(3)  A school district or open-enrollment charter school that uses block scheduling may permit a student to participate in 225 minutes of physical activity over two weeks as an alternative.

(4)  Each school district or open-enrollment charter school must allow an exemption from the physical activity requirement for a student with an illness or a disability using the health classifications defined in §74.31 of this title (relating to Health Classifications for Physical Education).

(b)  Each school district or open-enrollment charter school must provide an exemption for a student on a middle or junior high school campus to participate in an extracurricular activity that has a moderate to vigorous physical activity component and meets the requirements for extracurricular activity as defined by §76.1001 of this title (relating to Extracurricular Activities) and is a structured activity as defined by subsection (d) of this section.

(c)  A school district or open-enrollment charter school may allow an exemption for a student on a middle or junior high school campus participating in a school-related activity or an activity sponsored by a private league or club only if that activity meets each of the following requirements.

(1)  The activity must be structured as defined in subsection (d) of this section.

(2)  The school district's board of trustees or open-enrollment charter school board must certify the activity.

(3)  The student must provide proof of participation in the activity.

(d)  A structured activity as referenced in this section is defined as an activity that meets, at a minimum, each of the following requirements.

(1)  The activity is based on the grade appropriate movement, physical activity and health, and social development strands of the essential knowledge and skills for physical education specified in Chapter 116 of this title (relating to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Physical Education).

(2)  The activity is organized and monitored by school personnel or by appropriately trained instructors who are part of a program that has been certified by the school district's board of trustees or open-enrollment charter school board.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this §103.1003 issued under the Texas Education Code, §28.002(l) and (l-1).

Source: The provisions of this §103.1003 adopted to be effective August 28, 2008, 33 TexReg 6828.


Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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