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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.

6th Grade

May 8, 2024
Awareness of Resources and Process for Accessing Treatment

  • August 30, 2023
    Mental Health Awareness and Assistance

  • September 27, 2023
    Recognition of Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Disorders

  • October 25, 2023
    Strategies to Develop Healthy Coping Techniques

  • November 29, 2023
    Strategies to Support a Peer, Friend, or Family Member with a Mental Health Disorder

  • December 13, 2023
    How to Reduce Stigma Around Mental Health Disorders

  • January 24, 2024
    Prevention of Child Trafficking/Relationship Safety/Internet Safety

  • February 28, 2024
    Prevention of Mental Health Disorders

  • March 27, 2024
    Prevention of Suicide

  • April 24, 2024
    Prevention of the Abuse of and Addiction to Alcohol, Nicotine, and Drugs

  • May 8, 2024
    Awareness of Resources and Process for Accessing Treatment

7th and 8th Grade

May 8, 2024
Awareness of Resources and Process for Accessing Treatment

  • August 30, 2023
    Mental Health Awareness and Assistance

  • September 27, 2023
    Recognition of Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Disorders

  • October 25, 2023
    Strategies to Develop Healthy Coping Techniques

  • November 29, 2023
    Strategies to Support a Peer, Friend, or Family Member with a Mental Health Disorder

  • December 13, 2023
    How to Reduce Stigma Around Mental Health Disorders

  • January 24, 2024
    Prevention of Child Trafficking/Relationship Safety/Internet Safety

  • February 28, 2024
    Prevention of Mental Health Disorders

  • March 27, 2024
    Prevention of Suicide

  • April 24, 2024
    Prevention of the Abuse of and Addiction to Alcohol, Nicotine, and Drugs

  • May 8, 2024
    Awareness of Resources and Process for Accessing Treatment

High School

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

9th Grade

May 8, 2024
Awareness of Resources and Process for Accessing Treatment

  • August 30, 2023
    Mental Health Awareness and Assistance

  • September 27, 2023
    Recognition of Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Disorders

  • October 25, 2023
    Strategies to Develop Healthy Coping Techniques

  • November 29, 2023
    Strategies to Support a Peer, Friend, or Family Member with a Mental Health Disorder

  • December 13, 2023
    How to Reduce Stigma Around Mental Health Disorders

  • January 24, 2024
    Prevention of Child Trafficking/Relationship Safety/Internet Safety

  • February 28, 2024
    Prevention of Mental Health Disorders

  • March 27, 2024
    Prevention of Suicide

  • April 24, 2024
    Prevention of the Abuse of and Addiction to Alcohol, Nicotine, and Drugs

  • May 8, 2024
    Awareness of Resources and Process for Accessing Treatment

10th, 11th and 12th Grade

May 8, 2024
Awareness of Resources and Process for Accessing Treatment

  • August 30, 2023
    Mental Health Awareness and Assistance

  • September 27, 2023
    Recognition of Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Disorders

  • October 25, 2023
    Strategies to Develop Healthy Coping Techniques

  • November 29, 2023
    Strategies to Support a Peer, Friend, or Family Member with a Mental Health Disorder

  • December 13, 2023
    How to Reduce Stigma Around Mental Health Disorders

  • January 24, 2024
    Prevention of Child Trafficking/Relationship Safety/Internet Safety

  • February 28, 2024
    Prevention of Mental Health Disorders

  • March 27, 2024
    Prevention of Suicide

  • April 24, 2024
    Prevention of the Abuse of and Addiction to Alcohol, Nicotine, and Drugs

  • May 8, 2024
    Awareness of Resources and Process for Accessing Treatment