Off Campus Health Fitness

To maintain compliance with state law, Spring Branch ISD offers substitution for Health Fitness classes. The following information contains the policy, procedure and application for this substitution process. Take time to read over each area and follow the directions in completing the application.

DISTRICT Procedures FOR 2024-2025 School Year

All Facility and Student applications will be online only.
Online Facility applications will open on February 16, 2024.
Online Student applications will be open on March 18, 2024 and are due on June 15, 2024.
Students/parents must complete the online application and submit it for approval before the first day of school for the upcoming school year. Changes and submissions may be made until November 30th.
 

If you are having trouble accessing the online application, please contact the Assistant Director of Health Fitness, Pamela Thompson at pamela.thompson@springbranchisd.com for assistance.

Students involved in SBISD Athletics cannot be enrolled in the off-campus Health Fitness program – UIL rules specifically prohibit students from being enrolled in more than one physical education and/or athletic class.

The parent will provide transportation either to school for late arrival or for early release for Category 1 students. There will be no supervised areas for these students to stay on campus for the unassigned class period.

The Health Fitness Department is responsible for receiving and maintaining attendance and grades from the participating facilities. If a grade is not submitted for the first grading periods, a “no grade” (NG) will be assigned to the student. The Health Fitness Office will then contact the facility concerning their responsibility of submitting grades.

The parent and/or student must agree to:
It is the responsibility of the student/parent to notify the Health Fitness Office if there is a change in the student’s program and/or schedule, if the student has withdrawn from the facility, or if the student has changed facilities.
 
The facility and/or private organization must agree to:
  1. Submit application and fee beginning February 16, 2024.
  2. Notify the Health Fitness department at pamela.thompson@springbranchisd.com immediately if the student drops out or changes programs or facilities.
  3. Report each student’s grade and attendance for each reporting period by the health fitness department.
  4. Notify the Health Fitness department immediately if the organization moves or goes out of business.
  5. Notify the Health Fitness department if a new trainer is added or removed from your facility.

Failure to comply will result in removal of the facility from the approved OCHF facilities list.

To receive health fitness credit:

To receive health fitness credit, the organization must provide at least 15 hours of instruction per week for Category 1 programs and at least five hours of instruction per week for Category 2 programs. It is the responsibility of the facility and/or private organization to keep all records, duplicate reporting forms, and provide information required by the school district by the deadlines.

School Calendar:
Please click here to view the 2024-2025 School Calendar in English and/or Spanish.
 
Grades:

On the requested date of each grading period, the director and/or trainer of the facility must fill out the online grade/credit form sent from the Assistant Director of Health Fitness.

For more detailed information, please click on the OCHF Information Packet in the right column.

Questions or concerns? contact pamela thompson, assistant direCtor of health fitness at pamela.thompson@springbranchisd.com                   or at 713-251-2338                                2100 Shadowdale Dr Houston, TX 77043 

 

2024 - 2025 OCHF FACILITY APPLICATION

2024 - 2025 Approved OCHF Facilities

Facility application opens February 16, 2024.

2024 - 2025 Student OCHF Application

Student applications open on March 18, 2024 and due on June 15, 2024.

FAQs

SBISD OCHF Information Packet