Please Make Changing Clothes for P.E. Optional!
The reason for this petition is to respectfully ask that students who attend Marblehead Veterans Middle School be allowed to make their own choice about changing before and after PE. If a student would like to get changed prior to PE, they should be allowed. If a student is already dressed appropriately to participate, then they shouldn't be required to change. Changing wasn't required during COVID - why go back?
1-It adds stress for being late to class.
2-There's much anxiety about publicly changing in a room that's unsupervised. Our children have been through a lot in the last two years, and they don't need another layer of stress.
3 - Marblehead High School, Marblehead Community Charter Public School and Village do not require changing.
Keep P.E. stress free! The five minute change time can be used for a break for 7th and 8th grade. They only have a single lunch break for the entire day - taking a 5 minute break while classmates change offers a chance to decompress.
This is a great opportunity to make some positive changes, without being required to change any clothes! Please consider signing and we will submit in 2 weeks to Mr. Fox and cc: the School Committee. Please share! Feel free to add any other reasons for signing in the comments.