Health Education Syllabus

    Instructor: Ms. Allen, Mr. Ford and Mr. Schumacher

    Sue.Allen@matsuk12.us    Nathan.Ford@matsuk12.us


    Goals:  National Standards for Health Education          

    1. Comprehend concepts related to Health Promotion and disease prevention.
    2. Demonstrate the ability to access valid health information & health-promotion products and services.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to practice health enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.
    4. Analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health.
    5. Demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.
    6. Demonstrate the ability to use goal setting and decision making skills to enhance health.
    7. Demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family and community health.

    Units of Study Include: 

    Mental Health, Social Health, Human Development, Nutrition and Fitness, Substance

    Abuse, Preventing Disease, Environmental and Community Health and Safety and First

    Aid.  We will also cover topics including Conflict Resolution and Violence Prevention:

    Substance Abuse Prevention: Physical Activity-Nutrition; Teens Campaign against

    Tobacco; Reproduction, Heredity, HIV, Aids & other STD’s:  Wellness…It’s

    Lifestyle!  Individual growth &Development; Personal Health Care & Body systems;

    Mental & emotional Health: Injury Prevention & safety; Consumer and Community

    Health; Environmental Health Family Living; Communicable & Chronic Disease. 

    (Reproduction and Heredity will be covered week 15 of the semester, if you would like to

    review the material please email the teacher)

    Classroom Rules: 

    1. Come to class every day.
    2. Arrive on time with paper, writing utensil and textbook.
    3. Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
    4. Follow directions the first time they are given.
    5. Stay on task during all work times.
    6. No food/drink in the classroom. Water will be allowed. 

    Consequences for Classroom Rule Violations: 

    1. Loss of employability points
    2. Parent notes on Parent VUE
    3. Office notation/referral

    Classroom Procedures:

    1. Be in your seat when the bell rings.
    2. No electronics
    3. No head gear
    4. Follow directions

    Code of Conduct Violations / Class Discipline Procedure:

    1. Office notation
    2. Discipline referral
    3. Loss of Employability points

    Verbal, non-verbal, physical, psychological, emotional, sexual and /or physical

    harassment will not be tolerated.  Incidences will be documented and reported to the

    administration.  Parents will be contacted. 




    Assignments:  Work will be assigned in class and will also be included on the daily

    agenda at the beginning and the end of each class. Student class work will be collected

    daily/on the due date.  Students are responsible for missed work.  Teacher will retain all

    student work and will be shared with student upon request.  Ask a fellow student in class for notes and your teacher for missed homework, quizzes and tests.  Go to the librarian and get a log-in password for Student VUE as your grade in this class will be updated regularly.  This is the best way to see what you are missing.  The teacher will also post class grades by student ID number in the classroom. PARENTS, Parent VUE is the best way to keep track of your student’s progress in this Health class.

    Missing/late work:  Students have one week to turn in missing assignments for partial credit. Assignments later then one week will have a more severe reduction.  Students will receive full credit for late work if they were participating in a school sponsored trip.

    Communication:  Teacher email and phone number is on the top of this syllabus.  Also, teacher will post comments on Parent VUE comment section.  We will end class each day with a review of the agenda.    

    Grading       Grades will be based on a point system. 

                            A         90 - 100%

                            B         80 - 89%

                            C         70 - 79%

                            D         60 - 69%

    F          59 – 0%

    Grading Procedures:  Student grades will be based on:

    1. Employability Points        (5 per day)                    20%

      (Appropriate class behavior/participation/listening

        being on time/citizenship/cooperation)     

    1. Homework/Written work                                     35%
    2. Test/Quizzes                                     35%
    3. Final Test                                                 10%


     “All students and staff have the right to have their safety, learning,

    and well being respected by others.”




    Parents/Guardians are welcome at any time to visit during class as well as before or after school.


    We have read the Health Education course guideline and syllabus.


    Print Students Name: __________________________________Class Period_________

    Parent’s Signature ____________________Parent’s Email____________________

    Date turned in to the teacher = _______________ 10 point graded assignment                                           

Last Modified on August 27, 2019