Elementary health education strives to improve health outcomes for youth and their families by teaching the knowledge and skills necessary for life-long healthy choices.
A Closer Look
What's Covered in Elementary Health
Elementary Educators are required to teach at least 20 health lessons a year. We recommend teachers teach 3 or more lessons in each of the 7 health categories:
- Mental and Emotional Health
- Injury Prevention and Safety
- Personal and Community Health
- Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs
- LGBTQ, Family Diversity, and Gender
- Growth and Development
- Nutrition and Physical Activity
For more information about what is assessed at each grade level, visit the Standards-Based Report Card page
Health education is taught from the following district-approved curricula:
HealthSmart (ETR)- comprehensive health education
Second Step (Committee for Children) - social emotional learning
Planned Parenthood - gr5/6 puberty curriculum
To learn more about these curricula, visit the Elementary Curricula Page
Teachers, please login and use the SEL and Health Lessons Portal to find Health and SEL lessons.
Health Advocates play a vital role at elementary sites promoting health education for all students K-5. They disseminate health related information from central office and help create a health positive environment at their school site. For more information, please go to our Health Advocate Page.
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This page was last updated on March 8, 2022