I see it as a back-door recruiting session that ALL the kids HAVE to go to.
I composed the following letter and emailed it this morning to the Superintendent and the Principal and the (only) school Councilor:
I would like to know more about what this Fitness Challenge is and what does the "challenge" part of it entail.
Are there rewards for students who "pass" such a challenge?
Are the parents of all the 9-12th grade children aware that the PE class on that day will not be solely conducted by an Oregon State licensed PE instructor? I would expect that, like a field trip, that there would be a signed parental form for all the students who want to participate, as this is not a regular part of the curriculum.
Do you think the school district is more liable to have non-staff adults mingling with the students? I wonder if the Fitness Challenge Adults have been vetted by the Gaston School District to be in close contact with students.
Are the Fitness instructors Marine recruiters or do they hold a different type of job in the Marines? Do they have specific physical education degrees that are directed towards children aged 12-18?
I will take my son, Arlo out of school early that day as I do not believe he needs to participate in any type of military "challenge."
I am looking forward to your reply.