Health and Fitness

Health and Physical Education teaches our students that good health and safety principles can lead to a lifetime of healthy practices, resulting in more productive, active, and successful lives.  

This link will take you to the OSPI website for Health and Fitness: http://www.k12.wa.us/HealthFitness/default.aspx  where you will find info on the following:

Learning Standards
The Health and Physical Education Standards and grade-level outcomes describe what students should know and be able to do. They establish the concepts and skills necessary for safe and healthy living, and in turn, for successful learning.

Assessments
The OSPI-developed assessments are the state assessment models designed to help schools and districts determine whether students have met the health and physical education learning standards.

Laws and Regulations/Graduation Requirements
The WACs and RCWs that outline Health and Physical Education requirements in our state.  

 

Sexual Education is a component of the Health and Physical Education for grades K-12

Sexual Health Education
The South Whidbey School District implements the FLASH (Family Life and Sexual Health) curriculum, for students in 5th grade through high school  A general summary is provided at: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/locations/family-planning/education/FLASH/about-FLASH.aspx

 

Information is presented to families each year during parent open house and curriculum events. In addition, curriculum binders are available at the front office (both South Campus and 7-12 Campus) for review. A selection of lesson plans for Grades 4-6 can be viewed online at:
Related Resources:

Sexual Health Education Standards for Washington State (OSPI):  https://www.k12.wa.us/sites/default/files/public/healthfitness/standards/hpe-standards.pdf

Senate Bill 5395, implementation timeline and changes summarized (OSPI): 

https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/resources-subject-area/sexual-health-education/comprehensive-sexual-health-education-implementation

Parents can review the curriculum binders at the school and choose whether to have their students Opt-Out of the program. Questions regarding the curriculum can be submitted to the SWSD School Nurse, Emmy Atwood at eatwood@sw.wednet.edu

 

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