• THE PRESIDENTIAL FITNESS PROGRAM

     

    Dear Parents and Guardians:

     

    Encouraging our youth to be physically active is more important than ever before.

    Increasing a child’s level of physical activity is not only important for improving their health, but recent studies also indicate that increased physical fitness levels are associated with improved academic performance, school attendance, and discipline. As a part of your child’s P.E. program, all elementary schools in Washington Township 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, and flexibility. The FITNESSGRAM assessment is a measure of good health as opposed to athletic ability. We ask that you encourage your child to participate with his/her best effort and to the best of their ability. Each student will be assessed using the following assessment components:

     

    • PACER

    • Flexed Arm Hang

    • Trunk Lift

    • Curl-Up

    • Back-Saver Sit and Reach

       

      A confidential FINESSGRAM report will be available online for each student to access. This report will include your child’s scores and information on the FITNESSGRAM Health Fitness Zones. The Healthy Fitness Zone represents the level of fitness needed for good health. The information on this private report will not be displayed or made public.

       

      To access student reports, please visit https://www.fgontheweb.com/NFL/login.aspx

      User Name = your student ID number (Example: 123456)

      Passwords for each school: (Example: BE123456)

       

      Bells = BE student ID number

      Birches = BI student ID number

      Hurffville = HURF student ID number

      Thomas Jefferson = TJ student ID number

      Wedgwood = WW student ID number

      Whitman = WH student ID number

       

      For more information regarding the FITNESSGRAM assessment, please refer to www.FITNESSGRAM.net/faqparents

       

      Thank you for your support,

     

    The Washington Township Elementary Physical Education Department