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During the 2019-2020 school year, the State Board of Education updated the Required Instruction Rule (6A-1.094124) to include the three rules related to health education. The District designates ten dates as Wellness Wednesdays in order to engage students in this learning. The time set aside on each Wellness Wednesday provides students with tools to enhance their social-emotional well-being and support our families in the development of the whole child.

Students enrolled in grades 6 through 12 will receive instruction in mental and emotional health education and students in kindergarten through grade 12 will receive instruction on child trafficking prevention and substance use and abuse health education. Each lesson is developmentally appropriate by grade level and progresses from year to year as students move to the next grade level. All instruction is in alignment with Florida State Statute 1003.42 (2)(n) and State Board of Education Rules. School districts are required to annually report to the Commissioner of Education how instruction was provided on each of these topics. The annual report may be reviewed by visiting Florida Required Instruction Portal.

Health instruction is key in supporting our families and the whole child. The school district is committed to see our students through their successes and their challenges with an intentional focus on student health and well-being. Parents and guardians are encouraged to watch each month’s video lesson and engage with their student(s) in conversation about this learning. Each month during the week of Wellness Wedneday, the middle and high school student video lesson will be posted for parents/guardians to watch and a school messenger will be sent to alert parents/guardians that the monthly video has been posted. The lessons are listed below.

Middle School

This is intended for optional student use as a personal enrichment tool.

January 25, 2023
Strategies to Develop Healthy Coping Skills

  • August 31, 2022
    Mental health Awareness and Assistance
  • September 28, 2022
  • October 26, 2022
    Prevention of the Abuse of and Addiction to Alcohol, Nicotine, and Drugs
  • November 30, 2022
    Prevention of Child Trafficking / Relationship Safety / Internet Safety
  • December 14, 2022
    Recognition of Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Disorders
  • January 25, 2023
    Strategies to Develop Healthy Coping Skills
  • February 22, 2023
    Strategies to Support a Peer, Friend, or Family Member with a Mental Health Disorder
  • March 29, 2023
    How to Reduce Stigma Around Mental Health Disorders
  • April 26, 2023
    Prevention of Mental Health Disorders
  • May 10, 2023
    Prevention of Suicide
  • Awareness of Resources and Process for Accessing Treatment

High School

This is intended for optional student use as a personal enrichment tool.

January 25, 2023
How to Reduce Stigma Around Mental Health Disorders

  • August 31, 2022
    Mental health Awareness and Assistance
  • September 28, 2022
  • October 26, 2022
    Recognition of Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Disorders
  • November 30, 2022
    Strategies to Develop Healthy Coping Techniques
  • December 14, 2022
    Strategies to Support a Peer, Friend, or Family Member with a Mental Health Disorder
  • January 25, 2023
    How to Reduce Stigma Around Mental Health Disorders
  • February 22, 2023
    Prevention of Child Trafficking, Relationship Safety, and Internet Safety
  • March 29, 2023
    Prevention of Mental Health Disorders
  • April 26, 2023
    Prevention of Suicide
  • May 10, 2023
    Prevention of the Abuse of and Addiction to Alcohol, Nicotine, and Drugs
  • Awareness of Resources and Process for Accessing Treatment