Intramural activities are defined as school-sponsored physical/recreation activities that occur outside the student's instructional time and are not competitions against other outside teams/groups.
They may include Sports Games and Sport Imitations, Low Organization Activities, and some Special Events and Clubs.
Examples of Intramural Activities by Category:
Sports Games and Sport Imitations – Four corner volleyball, Scooter Soccer, Ultimate disc, Touch Football, ‘3 on 3’ basketball
Low Organization Activities – Cooperative Games, Accuracy Challenges.
Special Events – Gym Riots, Winter carnivals, Theme Day, Jump Rope for Heart,
Clubs – Fitness Activities, Gymnastics, Skiing, Dance, Running.
Schools may offer intramural activities from the four categories as scheduled tournaments or competitions where students sign up to participate or as Drop-In Self-Directed Physical Activities (sometimes referred to as an Open Gym).
Ophea has developed two options that schools may use/adapt to acquire this information from parents/guardians. The first option includes obtaining the permission to participate and the acknowledgment of the elements of risk (while this option does not include students medical information, schools must have a process in place for gathering and communicating medical information of participants before participation) while the second option includes obtaining the permission to participate, the acknowledgement of the elements of risk, and the appropriate medical information of the student from parents/guardians:
- Sample Intramural Permission and Acknowledgment of Elements of Risk Form
Schools could include this sample form within the forms used for parental/guardian permission for internet use and permission to photograph their child/ward or within a digital system used by the school board (for example, Power School, My Blue Print etc.).
- Sample Intramural Medical Information and Consent to Participate Form
Schools can send this form to parents/guardians to fill out and complete per intramural activity during the school year.