Health and Standards-Based Report Cards

Report Card Standards by Grade

Please see below to learn about the health standards SFUSD assesses in each grade (drawn from the California Health Education Standards).

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  • Identifies and practices basic hygiene
  • Understands and applies basic safety concepts
  • Identifies and chooses healthy foods and activities

First Grade

  • Describes how humans and other living things grow and names major body parts
  • Explains and applies ways to stay healthy (oral & personal hygiene practices; sun safety; prevention of disease & germ transmission - hand washing, covering coughs & sneezes)
  • Identifies and explains safe and unsafe practices (identifying labels on products; distinguishing safe & unsafe touches and using refusal skills; explaining use of seat belt & sitting in back seat of vehicle; defining conflict resolution techniques)

Second Grade

  • Identifies and chooses healthy foods according to MyPlate recommendations
  • Distinguishes between helpful and harmful substances, and makes healthy choices accordingly (medicines, drugs, & household products)
  • Knows and practices healthy behaviors to promote mental wellness (describes & manages various emotions; talks with parents/trusted adult about feelings; lists expressions of affection, love, friendship, & concern; identifies ways of dealing with stress)

Third Grade

  • Explains and practices positive peer and family relationships (shows respect, gets along with, communicates, helps others)
  • Identifies and demonstrates health practices that reduce illness and disease caused by bacteria and viruses (hand washing, covering sneezes and coughs, eating healthy, physical activity, rest/sleep)
  • Recognizes and demonstrates respect for individual differences in growth and development

Fourth Grade

  • Describes how to use a decision making process to select nutritious foods, beverages, and physical activities
  • Describes the types and effects of bullying and harassment behaviors and demonstrates how to be an ally
  • Describes the effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, and strategies to avoid substance abuse

Fifth Grade

  • Explains viruses (including HIV) and bacteria, and their relationship to the immune system; practices health-enhancing behaviors (for example, covers coughs and sneezes, avoids contact with others’ bodily fluids)
  • Explains internal (biological signals) and external influences (media, peers, family, culture) that affect food choices and physical activity and accesses valid information (nutrition facts, other credible references)
  • Explains the structures and functions of major organs in the human reproductive system (including the social, emotional, and physical changes that occur during puberty)

This page was last updated on January 6, 2023