Easterly Parkway's intramural program for 4th and 5th graders is held after school two days a week starting a few weeks after school starts. There are three sessions offered throughout the school year: 18 sessions in the fall,18 sessions in the winter, and 18 or less sessions in the spring. Intramural activities are held either in the all-purpose room or outside when weather permits. Intramurals begin immediately after school and lasts until 4:30 p.m. Information is sent home to parents for each session and parents must return a completed intramural permission form and emergency information form in order for their child to participate. All students MUST be picked up on time (from either the school, the High School, or Tussey Mountain Ski area depending which intramural activity is being offered ). Any child who is consistently being picked up late, may be asked by the intramural coordinator to withdraw from the program.The fall intramural program begins a few weeks after school starts and offers open gym, basketball, and sometimes flag football. Students should always dress appropriately for the weather knowing that in the fall the temperatures can be chilly and breezy outside.Also in the Fall, 3 days of swimming is offered. This activity is held at the High School natatorium, which is located in the North Building. Students travel from Easterly by bus to the high school immediately after dismissal and parents must pick them up at the HIGH SCHOOL natatorium when swimming is over at 4:15 p.m.In the winter, there is volleyball and skiing. Skiing is the only intramural activity that the students are charged a fee. The fee covers the purchase of lift tickets, rental tickets and/or lessons at Tussey Mountain Ski Slope. A packet explaining all the ski options, prices, and a permission slip is available through the intramural coordinator. Parents must pay Tussey Mountain Ski office to pay for their child's participation---please do not send money into the school. Intramural skiers will travel to Tussey Mountain on a school bus and parents must pick them up at Tussey Mountain Ski Resort by 7:00 p.m. Every year, Tussey Mountain ski staff and the SCASD intramural staff offer a parent information meeting explaining the ski program. This year, the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 8th at the Mount Nittany Middle School Cafeteria starting at 5:30 p.m.Winners from the fall basketball hoop shoot practice can participate in the Elks Club Hoop Shoot Contest at Mount Nittany Middle School, which is held on a Saturday in January. Winners in their age category at the Hoop Shoot will be eligible to continue on in the competition. Parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from the Hoop Shoot and remaining with their child during the competition. All participants will receive a free tee-shirt.There are times when skiing or other intramural activities must be canceled due to winter weather conditions. If school is closed due to inclement weather, all after-school activities will be canceled. There will be ski make-up days if it is not safe to ski on a particular night; make-up days will be announced through school announcements. You can find information about ski conditions on Channel 4 in the community announcement section. As a last resort, you may call Tussey Mountain to find out ski conditions. Please do NOT call the school office. Your child will phone you as soon as a cancellation has been announced.
Besides skiing in the winter, fourth and fifth graders can also participate in volleyball intramurals as well. Fourth graders will participate until the middle of February, while fifth graders continue to practice for the 5th grade all-schools tournament that is held at the High School. All parents and families are encouraged to attend the volleyball tournament. The Volleyball Tournament dates are March 19, 20, 21, 2018.
For spring intramurals, track and field is offered twice a week. An exciting part of the track and field program is an all-school track meet that is held at the SCAHS South track. 2018 Track Meet dates are May 17 and May 18. Students may choose up to four events in which to compete. First, second, third and four places winners will receive a ribbon. If the team decides to order team tee-shirts parents will receive cost information. Family members are invited to attend the all-school track meet.The Intramural Program in the State College Area School District requires children to behave in an appropriate manner to insure a positive and safe experience for all of the children participating. If any child's behavior becomes inappropriate, the coach or the coordinator will notify the parents with a conduct report. A second infraction will result in the child's permanent expulsion from all intramural activities. At Tussey Mountain, skiers are required to follow all of Tussey Mountain's rules for safety. If the safety patrol decides that a student is skiing recklessly or out of control, their ski pass may be revoked.
We have trained coaches to guide and teach your child and the participants enjoy these activities. Permission slips are required and go home every fall, winter and spring with the dates and offerings. Be sure your child is listening to these announcements. Once the form goes home to the parents, it needs to be signed and returned in order for them to participate. Hopefully, your child will sign up for one or all of our activities that we are offering this year. If you have any questions about the Intramural Program, please contact Esther Cordell, EP Intramural Coordinator, by calling the school at 814-231-1170.