The positive side? No student has to struggle with remembering what day they have PE or what day to bring their clothes. After interviewing two students, senior Shaylee Steffen and junior Kelsi Ball, they both came to the conclusion that the only positive is not having to know if it is an on or off day for PE class.
Despite the positive side of the situation, there is also a negative side. When a student has PE every other day, their physical activity is on a constant schedule for a whole school year. But with the term on/term off, a student only has physical activity for half a school year with long breaks in between: it just is not as consistent as it should be, and would be if it were still every other day. Most students have PE 1st and 3rd term or 2nd and 4th, which makes it somewhat even throughout the year. However, there are a few students who have it 2nd and 3rd or 1st and 4th. That makes it very uneven, having either 90 days in a row with PE or 90 days without. Shaylee Steffen is an unlucky student to have PE two terms in a row. She does not feel it’s fair that she has it everyday for two terms because everyone else gets a break in between. However, Kelsi Ball feels that it's still 90 out of 180 days, so it isn’t really changing anything, and that it makes it seem like it is going by faster. Ball feels it is unfair that students can’t take any other classes to fill the 45 days off. Steffen feels it is unfair that it’s every day because that means you have to wash your gym clothes every night, and it also makes people feel tired.
The overall consensus on this topic is that people would rather go back to having it every other day, and I think it’s obvious that the negatives outweigh the positives of the situation.