Increasing a child’s level of physical activity is not only important for improving their health, but recent studies also indicate that physical fitness levels are associated with academic
performance, school attendance, and discipline.
As a part of your child’s Physical Education program, we will be participating in the FitnessGram fitness assessment which measures health-related fitness for youth.
The FitnessGram physical fitness assessment measures aerobic capacity, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. We ask that you encourage your child to participate with his/her best effort and to the best of their ability. The FitnessGram
assessment is a measure of good health as opposed to athletic ability. Each student will be assessed using the following assessment components:
Back-Saver Sit and Reach
A confidential FitnessGram report may be provided for each student to take home. This report will include your child’s scores and information on the FitnessGram Healthy Fitness Zone.The Healthy Fitness Zone represents the level of fitness needed for good health. Theinformation on this private report will not be displayed or made public. For more information regarding the FitnessGram assessment, please refer towww.FitnessGram.net. If you have other questions, please contact your child’s physical education teacher. Thank you for your support,