If you have P.E. in your elementary schools, is it a required class or can a student opt out of it with no real reason (just doesn't want to take P.E.)? Also, what is your personal opinion on mandatory P.E.? Our school requires a doctor's note stating that participating in P.E. would be negative for the student's health. Which leads into my deeper hidden question here: I have yet another oddity this year of a student who has mild asthma but insists she isn't supposed to go to P.E. class. This girl is also something of a manipulator. Her parents are leaving it up to me to enforce the school rule, but also have wondered (politely) why she needs to go to P.E. Girl says her doctor says she can't go, but no one in the family has yet to produce a doctor's note. I suppose I could technically excuse her from P.E., but I can't think of a good reason to. Sigh. I'm sorry for all my posts. I have an odd bunch this year.