Dear Students, Parents and Guardians;
Next week we will be starting our Human Sexuality Curriculum in Health Class. Below you will find a list of topics we will cover which follows the Glencoe Health Human Sexuality Curriculum. As this is an important yet sensitive and personal topic, please feel free to call me if you have any questions or concerns about the material covered. I’ve also attached the forms for requesting an Alternative Curricular Assignment. If you are considering requesting an alternative assignment, please let me know this week and we can discuss the alternative assignments the student will need to complete. My plans for an alternative assignment will be discussed on an individual student basis and will involve independent work in a location to be determined by the student and teacher.
Cordially, Carl Straub 324-2313 email@example.com
HELENA HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH
Mr. Carl Straub PH: 439-8492 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Description: Welcome to Health! This semester-long, 0.5 credit course, is designed to enhance your knowledge of health issues and topics. We will cover many areas associated with the importance and ability to live a long, healthy life. We will group our units into three main topic areas: physical health, mental-emotional health, and social health. Throughout this semester we will have multiple projects, assignments, and assessments that will be geared toward helping us understand and prove an understanding of the material.
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Throughout the year there are different projects and engagement activities that we will be doing. There are a couple of things that I will ask all students to do, some will be required, and others will be optional but strongly encouraged.
In the era of technology and educating 21st Century students, I will try and utilize technology as much as I can during this class to enhance the educational experience. With the Chrome Cart now in our classroom, students please be sure to review the technology use agreement in your student handbook and recognize the importance of appropriate use of technology in the classroom. There will be days where you will be using Chromebooks in class, iPads, or your own personal devices to answer questions and participate in class. While no one will be punished and alternatives will be available for those who do not have access to electronic devices, if a student misuses these devices the proper discipline will take place for the misuse.
Materials Needed: 1- 3 Ring Binder
Loose-leaf notebook paper
5- Tab Dividers
1 Box Markers or Colored Pencils
1 Box of Kleenex
1-Set of Dry Erase Markers
Grading/Assignments: In Health, we will utilize a total points system for determining your final grade. While assignments have a due date, you may turn in late assignments, 10% will be taken off for each day it is late up until the final day assignments will be accepted as stated by Mr. Straub. I do my best to have PowerSchool updated on a daily basis, but if you have questions about assignments, please do not hesitate to contact me. Also, it is highly recommended that you keep assignments and tests when turned back to you in-case there is a question regarding a score or missing assignment.
I look forward to a great semester. As always, please feel free to contact me with questions.