Students in grades 1-8 are required to participate in an average of at least 100 instructional minutes per school week in P.E. classes (equivalent to 60 hours per school year), unless such participation is waived. Seattle Public Schools does not endorse P.E. Waivers.
Students in grades 1-8 may be excused from any P.E. instruction for the following reasons
- Physical Disability; or
- Religious Belief; or
- Participation in Directed Athletics
Physical Education waivers are not automatically granted, especially in cases where students have room in their schedule to participate in a P.E. class. Students can and have been denied P.E. waivers when appropriate. Making a request does not ensure that a waiver will be granted.
More information and the application for a P.E. waiver can be found here:PE Waiver Request Form 2010-2011