• Welcome the to Health and Physical Education home page for Robert R. Lazar Middle School.  Listed below is information concerning the programs.  If you have any specific questions, please contact your child's teacher by calling 973-331-7100 and dialing the extension indicated below or by e-mail.  If you have trouble accessing the e-mail by clicking on their name, the format of the e-mail address is firstname.lastname@montville.net.
    Mr. Chierici - ext. 2506
    Mrs. Heyburn - ext. 2512
    Mrs. Loeffler - ext. 2508
    Mrs. Manisera - ext. 2511
    Mr. Morris - ext. 2510
    Ms. Koutas - ext. 2524
    Mr. Reiber - ext. 2509
    Mrs. Tesseyman - ext. 2507

    Students must be prepared to participate in physical education class.

    1.    Students are required to change for gym class unless an acceptable excuse is presented.

           a.    First two (2) days – A note must be presented from your parent, guardian or the nurse.

           b.    After two (2) days – A note must be presented from a medical doctor and approved by the school nurse.

    2.    Proper class attire consists of sweatshirt or tee shirt, and sweatpants or fingertip length shorts.  All students are required to wear sneakers.  Clothing considered to be inappropriate will result in student non-participation in class (see dress code).

    3.    All jewelry must be removed prior to class.  All students are assigned a locker; therefore the responsibility for any student valuables in the gym and locker room area rests with the student and his/her parents.

    4.    Physical Education grading is based on two categories, preparation and participation 70%, physical fitness test, skill and written work 30%.

    5.    Students are required to purchase a school approved lock in September.  This lock may be used for all PE classes, grades 6-12.

    6.    Grades for students not changing or participating in physical education will be adjusted as follows (based on a 100-point scale):

           a.    Minus five (5) points the first day unprepared

           b.    Minus ten (10) points each additional day

    7.    Students not participating in gym will be given written assignments that will be averaged into their grades.


    Students will participate in a Comprehensive Health Education Program in grades six through eight.  Health Education classes are co-educational and a mature and respectful approach is maintained by teachers and students alike.

    These procedures are in compliance with Montville Township Board of Education Policy No.2422, which states that:

    “A copy of the complete district family life education curriculum and all instructional materials shall be available for public inspection in each school in the district prior to its use in any classroom.”

    “Any pupil whose parent or guardian presents to the school principal a signed statement that any part of the instruction in health, human sexuality and family life, or sex education program is in conflict with his/her conscience or sincerely held moral or religious beliefs shall be excused from the portion of the course in which such instruction is being given, and no penalties as to credit or graduation shall result.”

    Parents/guardians are welcome to make an appointment to review the health curriculum and the materials/resources used to address it by contacting the Supervisor of Health and Physical Education at 973-331-7100 ext. 2631.

Last Modified on September 20, 2018