1x1trans
Translate Información en Español:

schoolSafely Reopening Schools: 2020-21 Information  |  Reopening Stage: Orange
Equity Outreach Hotline: (509) 526-6787   |   Special Education/504 Hotline: (509) 526-6770   |   Hotline hours: Mon-Fri - 8am-7pm

A+ A A-

Health and Physical Education

Overview Statement

An understanding of good health and fitness concepts and practices is essential for all students. Businesses have already begun to realize the extent to which poor health practices can undermine an employee's effectiveness and ability to succeed. The same is true of students. Teaching our students good health and safety principles can lead to a lifetime of healthy practices, resulting in more productive, active, and successful lives. The Washington State Health and Physical Education Standards establish the concepts and skills necessary for safe and healthy living, and in turn, for successful learning.

Washington State Health and Physical Education Standards

Click here to view the Health and Physical Education Learning Standards posted on the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) website.

Sexual Health

During the 2020 Legislative year, Senate Bill 5395 (SB5395) was finalized. This bill requires all school districts to provide comprehensive sexual health education K-12 consistent with Washington State requirements and Washington State Health Education K-12 Learning Standards. Sexual health lessons in Walla Walla Public Schools are taught using the materials adopted by our School Board in January of 2018. This curriculum is called Rights, Respect and Responsibility (3Rs) and is published by Advocates for Youth.

Lessons

K-3: In grades K-3 the lessons are focused on social emotional learning. Social and emotional learning is a process of building awareness and skills in managing emotions, setting goals, establishing relationships, and making responsible decisions that support success in school and in life. (Lessons will be implemented by the 2022-23 school year. We expect lessons will be selected during the 2021-22 school to align with our social emotional curriculum.)

Grade 4 or 5: Lessons focus on helping students understand and respect personal boundaries, develop healthy friendships, and gain a basic understanding of human growth and development (puberty) and ensure that students get age-appropriate instruction on affirmative consent and bystander training.

In Grade 5 for WWPS: 5th grade lessons are linked here in English and Spanish. (Please note, the lessons are not scripted for teachers to read, but serve as a guide for structuring the lesson. If you have questions about the lesson content, or format, please contact Casey Monahan.)

Grades 6-8: Lessons focus on helping students understand and respect personal boundaries, develop healthy friendships and dating relationships, gain a deeper understanding of human growth and development, and develop skills to support choosing healthy behaviors and reduce health risks, including understanding the influence of family and society on healthy sexual relationships, and ensure that students get age-appropriate instruction on affirmative consent and bystander training.

In Grade 6 for WWPS: 6th grade lessons are linked here in English and Spanish. (Please note, the lessons are not scripted for teachers to read, but serve as a guide for structuring the lesson. If you have questions about the lesson content, or format, please contact Casey Monahan.)

In Grades 7 & 8 for WWPS: 7-8th grade lessons are linked here in English and Spanish. (Please note, the lessons are not scripted for teachers to read, but serve as a guide for structuring the lesson. If you have questions about the lesson content, or format, please contact Casey Monahan.)

Grades 9-12: Lessons focus on helping students understand and respect personal boundaries, develop healthy friendships and dating relationships, gain a deeper understanding of human growth and development, and develop skills to support choosing healthy behaviors and reduce health risks, including how to access valid health care and prevention resources and understanding the influence of family and society on healthy sexual relationships, and ensures that students get age-appropriate instruction on affirmative consent and bystander training.

In Grades 9-12 for WWPS: 9-12th grade lessons are linked here in English and Spanish. (Please note, the lessons are not scripted for teachers to read, but serve as a guide for structuring the lesson. If you have questions about the lesson content, or format, please contact Casey Monahan.)

Asking Questions About Lessons and Opting Students Out

After reviewing the lessons, please take a moment to fill out this form. We want to respond to any questions or concerns you may have. If, after you have viewed the materials, you wish to opt your student out of the lessons you may do so on the same form.

If you have questions about any of the lessons please contact Casey Monahan, Curriculum Coordinator. 509-526-6783 or cmonahan@wwps.org

 

WALLA WALLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS • 364 South Park St. • Walla Walla, WA 99362 • Phone: 509-527-3000 • Fax: 509.529.7713

SS-logo-alert-transparent Safe Schools Tip Line: 855.976.8772  |  Online Tip Reporting System