• Mr. Rayner's Webpage

    Hello everyone! Great first week of Remote Learning it was awesome to see so much participation and communication from my students. However, we can always do better, so if you didn't do your PE assignments the first week or got a device late check them out and get started. I hope everyone is staying safe and practicing the proper Social Distancing due to the continued COVID-19 situation in our state and the US. We have posted new assignments on MS Teams for this week and a few for next week already. They are dated, so just do the one for each day and be aware that we can check which students are participating or not through Microsoft Teams tool. I will be posting a series of short videos starring myself along with some links to other useful exercise activities led by others. We are being asked to be patient and flexible, so I hope that all of the parents and students can do the same. Our number one goal is to make sure that all students get the help they need and have success during remote learning. I am going to have some fun with the lessons and still try to make them educational and provide the students with some exercise/thinking each day. All staff is available by email from 8 am- 2pm during these Remote Learninhg days and students can also contact us through the MS Teams tool if they have any questions about an activity or video. Eventhough we are learning from home at this time all of our units/activities will stress to students the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship skills. The game play will teach and help them to develop several different types of physical movements and skills. They can use those skills in every other unit we do throughout the rest of the school year.

    PLEASE NOTE: Remote Learning is different requirements from the E-Learning for Snow Days/Emergency Days. PE might use some of the same exercises/stretches but the activities/lessons will be different than the E-Learning Snow Day information posted below. If students DO NOT have computer/internet access they can get ahold of our school principal for information regarding checking out an electronic device.     

    PARENTS....please make sure your students wear tennis shoes/athletic sneakers everyday or bring them to school to change into for gym class. They will be unable to participate/engage in activities in sandals or boots due to it being a safety issue. This will effect their gym grade if it happens often. Also, please remind students not to horse play/play fight and to follow the district's cell phone policy to avoid negative consequences. THANK YOU in advance for your help in these areas!

    This year I have a split school schedule. I spend hours 1-4 at Von Steuben Middle School and then hours 6-8 at Calvin Coolidge Middle School. The best way to reach me is by my district email as I will be traveling from building to building each day. Feel free to email me at anytime about any issues and I will respond to you ASAP. My district email address is justen.rayner@psd150.org

    Just an FYI parents in case of a snow day and/or Emergency Days, Ms. Duncan and myself have Physical Education activities posted with directions on the Calvin Coolidge homepage with each grade levels links for other classroom subject's for all grades 5th-8th. It is also listed here below. Some reading/writing assingments are on the actual homepage per grade level. Thank you. 

    E-Learning Activities for Physical Education

    Calvin Coolidge Middle School

    Justen Rayner / Kalia Duncan

    The PE requirement for these E-Learning days is to choose activities from each list and perform them at home.  Each list will direct how many activities are required.  Once they are completed document what you have done on a piece of paper.  Write your name and date on the paper and have your parent or guardian sign it and return to PE the next day that school is in session.  If we have multiple E-Learning days in a row, each day you will complete activities for PE but they have to be different each day.  Enjoy your day.  Here are the activity categories and directions:

                 Static                                  Movement                                   Plyometric

             (25 times)                               (30 times)                      (5 times for 1 minute each)

              Choose 1                                  Choose 1                                       Choose 1


          Jumping Jacks                                Stair Steps                               Forearm Planks

               Burpees                               Hi Knees (in place)                           Side Planks

                Sit Ups                               Butt Kicks (in place)                            Wall Sits

              Push Ups                                  Tuck Jumps                          Inverted Planks (belly up)

         Trunk Rotations                             Hi Knee Skip                                 Run in Place

       Mountain Climbers                          Jump Squats                            Calf Raises (continuous)

     Bicycle Riders (on back)                       Squats                                       Chair Dips

           Wall Push Ups                              Bear Crawl                         Shoulder Shrugs (continuous)

                                                     (around the living room)

                Lunges                                  Monster Walk                        Jump Lunges (continuous)

                                                     (around the living room)

              Wacky Jacks                              Crab Walk                          Shoulder Shrugs (continuous)

                                                     (around the living room)


    (Mr. Rayner – justen.rayner@psd150.org; Miss Duncan – kalia.duncan@psd150.org)


    Mr. Rayner's Daily Schedule


    6th hour- 801-8th grade, 7th hour- 703-7th grade, 8th hour- 505/605 X-Cat 5th and 6th grade


    6th hour- 803-8th grade, 7th hour- 703-7th grade, 8th hour- 505/605 X-Cat 5th and 6th grade


    6th hour- 801-8th grade


    6th hour- 801-8th grade, 7th hour- 702-7th grade, 8th hour- 502-5th grade


    6th hour- 801-8th grade, 7th hour- 702-7th grade, 8th hour- 502-5th grade



    1. Students MUST wear tennis shoes to participate/engage. If no shoes, student will be asked to sit out and grade will be lowered. This is a safety issue!

    2. No gum, candy, or food in gym. (Unless permission given. Example is 1st hour breakfast)

    3. HAVE FUN!

    4. Stay off of bleachers and locker room ramp areas.

    5. Keep hands and feet to self.


    7. Follow directions and game rules.

    8. No tumbling or flipping. This is a safety issue!

    9. Ask permission to get water or go to bathroom. This is a safety issue! (Only one boy and girl out at a time for water/bathroom. Exception is at end of the hour and a teacher is supervising by the door to let more kids out for water.)

    10. Always take a Hot Pass from the teacher if leaving the gym area for any reason.


    Consequences for repeatedly not following gym expectations

    1. Reminder of the expectations from the teacher.

    2. Verbal warning to correct the negative behavior choice and possible loss of points.

    3. 1-on-1 talk with the teacher, short time away from the activity, loss of points.

    4. Out for the rest of class, loss of points, possible parent contact.

    5. LAST RESORT- possible buddy room, call office to have student removed, possible referral, parent contact, and possible meeting with parent and/or administrator.


    - Students need to be engaged and put forth an effort everyday in order to learn, stay fit, and keep healthy!

    - Any questions please feel free to ask myself or the other gym teacher Ms. Duncan, thanks and let's have a great school year.

    MR. RAYNER- My district email is justen.rayner@psd150.org