The mission of Health Curriculum is to give students the resources they need to be healthy individuals. Salt Lake City School District adheres to the state and federal laws for wellness. All students in the Salt Lake City School District will learn about the importance of nutrition, wellness, avoidance of substances that are harmful to developing bodies, and disease prevention and the impact of their choices on their health and well-being. They will be taught the skills they need to make good, healthy choices that will impact their lives in a positive manner.
New Human Sexuality Form
The Utah State Board of Education has approved a new Parent/Guardian Consent Form for Human Sexuality Instruction. Please use the attached form. Human Sexualitly Instruction
Watch for upcoming information about Free CPR Instruction For the High Schools
THE WELLNESS POLICY
It is the policy of the Salt Lake City School District Board of Education to adhere to the federal wellness law.
The purpose of this policy is to provide a school environment that enhances learning and development of lifelong wellness practices including the following:
• Sequential and interdisciplinary nutrition education will be provided and promoted.
• Adequate physical education will be provided and patterns of meaningful physical activity connected to students’ lives outside of physical education classes will be promoted. Restricting daily recess periods will not be used as a punishment at the elementary level.
• All school-based activities will be consistent with the District Wellness Policy.
• All foods and beverages made available to students on campus will be consistent with the current USDA Dietary Guidelines.
• The school environment will be safe, comfortable, pleasing, and allow ample time and space for eating meals. Food will not be used as a reward.
• Child Nutrition programs will be accessible to all students and must comply with federal, state, and local requirements.
• All foods made available on campus will adhere to food safety and security guidelines.
• The superintendent or designee will appoint a district wellness committee to regularly monitor the overall effectiveness of the wellness policy and recommend policy and/or procedural modifications that will positively impact student health. The school administrator or designee, with oversight of the school community council, will oversee the implementation and evaluation of the district wellness policy at each school site.
Human Sexuality Instruction - State Law and Policy
Utah State Law requires that all teachers, regardless of content area, follow specific guidelines in teaching any aspect of human sexuality. The primary requirement is that all new and newly assigned teachers of human sexuality attend a state-sponsored in-service training illustrating State Law and State Office of Education Rules governing human sexuality curriculum and delivery, and to take a follow-up, or refresher, every three years. Trainings are now offered on-line at https://uen.instructure.com/enroll/88CW.
Please remember to observe the following laws/rules inteaching any element of human sexuality in your curriculum:
- Stress the importance of abstinence from all sexual activity before marriage and fidelity after marriage.
- At least two weeks prior to instruction, have the USOE consent form completed by parents. Form required for instruction that includes reproductive anatomy and health, contraception including condoms, human reproduction, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted disease and information on self-exams.
- Have all program materials/curriculum and guest speakers supporting instruction on the topics listed above reviewed by the local district's human sexuality review committee.
- Welcome parents who wish to see the curriculum offereings before signing the consent form.
- Provide an alternate activity in a supervised place for students whose parents do not approve of the curriculum offerings.
- The following may NOT be taught:
- the intricacies of intercourse, sexual stimulation or erotic behavior
- the advocacy of premarital or extramarital sexual activity
- the advocacy or encouragement of the use of contraceptive methods or devices
- the advocacy of sexual activity outside of marriage
Human Sexuality Committee Meetings
The Salt Lake City School District's Human Secuality Committee meets to discuss programs that deal with Human Sexuality and then votes to approve or disapprove of having those programs available for teachers to use in their classrooms.
If you are interested in being a member of this committee, please contact Bruce Brinkman at 801-578-8623, or Patty Ward at 801-578-8245.
Information to Help Protect your Children:
"Internet Crimes Against Children" Brochure
Click here for an excellent recourse filled with information on how to protect your children from Internet Crimes. Talking to your children about staying safe on the Internet is important. Being aware of your children’s Internet use and activities can better ensure your family’s safety while using the World Wide Web.
Following is the contract included in the brochure that you and your children can sign:
Family Contract for Online Safety
1. I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, or the name and location of my
school without my parents’ permission.
2. I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information online that makes me uneasy.
3. I will never agree to meet with someone I have only "met" online without first checking with my parents.
4. I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents.
5. I will not respond to any messages that are mean or make me feel bad or uneasy. I will tell an adult if I receive messages like that.
6. I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online and appropriate sites for me to visit.
7. I will not give out any of my Internet passwords to anyone other than my parents—not even my best friends.
8. I will check with my parents before downloading, installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt our computer and/or jeopardize my family’s privacy.
9. I will be a good online citizen and a positive role model for family and friends. I will not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.
10. I will communicate with my parents and teach them things about the Internet, computers and other technology.
I agree to the above.
Child signs here
I/We will help my child/ren follow this agreement and will allow reasonable use of the Internet as long as these rules and other family rules are followed.
Adult signs here