Health Standards

Health

The Three Rivers School District is proud to partner with families to develop healthy students. A variety of topics are included in the newest health standards. Students will build skills for health and wellness through age appropriate lessons at each grade level. Families are expected and encouraged to share their values with their children as they relate to health education topics. Families that prefer to teach some of these topics at home will have the opportunity to opt out of some health lessons. Information on our new standards, curriculum, process, and who to contact with questions is outlined below. Thank you for working with us to support your child's learning.

Adopted Curriculum & Supplemental Resources

The following comprehensive health curriculum materials for K-5 were adopted by the Three Rivers School District Board on February 16, 2022 during regular session:

Elementary Curriculum:

  • Great Body Shop (GBS) adopted as primary resource.

  • Some lessons from Fight Child Abuse and Advocates for Youth will be used in various grades as an additional resource.

  • The following books will be used as a supplemental resource, read aloud to the class as part of a health lesson.

      • Kindergarten - Families, and Neither

      • 1st Grade - Except When They Don't, and The Great Big Book of Families

      • 2nd Grade - A Family is a Family is a Family, and I Love My Purse

      • 3rd Grade - What Makes a Baby, Jack (not Jackie), and Let's Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent & Respect

Middle School Curriculum:

  • Teachers in 6-8 grade at all Three Rivers Middle Schools will be piloting GBS during the 22-23 school year.

  • During the school year, there are several lessons from the Epic program taught by staff from the Pregnancy Care Center of Grants Pass.


State of Oregon Health Standards

Aligned to national standards, Oregon’s health standards and benchmarks support health, wellbeing, and safety of students. The Human Sexuality Education law (2009); the Healthy Teen Relationship Act (2013); and most recently, SB 856 Child Sexual Abuse prevention (2015) collectively contribute to the Oregon Department of Education’s (ODE) Human Sexuality OAR and sexual health benchmarks and standards. Click here to access a copy of the Oregon Health Standards for K-12. Comprehensive Oregon Health Standards.


Contacts

For questions about state law, policy, standards, and the legislative process relating to the Oregon Health Standards, contact:

  • Ely Sanders, Oregon Department of Education

Sexual Health and School Health Specialist

Email: ely.sanders@state.or.us Phone: 503-947-5904

For questions about the curriculum adoption process and district policy regarding instruction, materials, the communication timeline, or the opt out process, contact:

  • Jessica Durrant, Director of Federal Programs & K-8 Curriculum and Instruction

Email: jessica.durrant@threerivers.k12.or.us


Resources

Oregon Department of Education Online Resources including Grade Level Standards

http://www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/standards/health/Pages/default.aspx

CDC National Standards for Health Education:

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/sher/standards/index.htm

Erin’s Law:

http://erinslaw.org/


Teacher Guidelines for Handling Sensitive Topics

For sensitive topics, teachers should only address clarifications to the curriculum, not subject matter that extends beyond lesson plans. Questions should be addressed in age-appropriate, medically accurate ways, aligned with the adopted curriculum. Some questions will be referred to counselors or addressed privately, such as when a student discloses information that creates a safety concern.


Opt Out Process

When lessons cover standards that are covered by the Oregon Human Sexuality Law, parents are given prior notice, an opportunity to preview lessons, and an option to opt-out of the lessons for that entire Quarter. For the 2022-2023 school year, no content in K-8 during Quarter 1 was addressed as part of the Human Sexuality Law. Therefore, no opt-out forms were sent to parents. On October 20, 2022, communication was sent via ParentSquare to families of students in grades 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. The letters are attached below. Any questions should be directed at the student's teacher or the building principal. The same process will be used for Quarter 3 and 4 if any content at grades K-8 is covered as part of the Human Sexuality Law.


Supporting Documents

Elementary School

Health Lessons Opt Out Form - 1st Grade, Quarter 2 (October 31, 2022 - January 19, 2023) - English

Health Lessons Opt Out Form - 1st Grade, Quarter 2 (October 31, 2022 - January 19, 2023) - Spanish

Health Lessons Opt Out Form - 4th Grade, Quarter 2 (October 31, 2022 - January 19, 2023) - English

Health Lessons Opt Out Form - 4th Grade, Quarter 2 (October 31, 2022 - January 19, 2023) - Spanish

Health Lessons Opt Out Form - 5th Grade, Quarter 2 (October 31, 2022 - January 19, 2023) - English

Health Lessons Opt Out Form - 5th Grade, Quarter 2 (October 31, 2022 - January 19, 2023) - Spanish

Middle School

Health Lessons Opt Out Form - 6th Grade, Quarter 2 (October 31, 2022 - January 19, 2023) - English

Health Lessons Opt Out Form - 6th Grade, Quarter 2 (October 31, 2022 - January 19, 2023) - Spanish

Health Lessons Opt Out Form - 7th Grade, Quarter 2 (October 31, 2022 - January 19, 2023) - English

Health Lessons Opt Out Form - 7th Grade, Quarter 2 (October 31, 2022 - January 19, 2023) - Spanish

Health Lessons Opt Out Form - 8th Grade, Quarter 2 (October 31, 2022 - January 19, 2023) - English

Health Lessons Opt Out Form - 8th Grade, Quarter 2 (October 31, 2022 - January 19, 2023) - Spanish

Three Rivers School District Health Scope and Sequence

Kindergarten

Quarter 1 (8/29/2022 - 10/27/02)

Unit 10: Every Day, Play!

  • Lesson 4: Learning the Rules of Safe Play

Unit 1: How to Safe Play

  • Lesson 1: Safety Rules - Safety Helpers

  • Portfolio 1: Safety Helpers

  • Lesson 3: Safety at Play

Quarter 2 (10/31/2022 - 1/19/2023)

Unit 4: The Family Team

  • Lesson 1: What is a Family

  • Lesson 2: See How Families Grow and Change

  • Supplemental Health Teacher Read Aloud Book: Families by Shelley Rotner & Shelia M. Kelly, 2015

  • Portfolio 3: Using Peaceful Methods to Resolve Conflicts

Quarter 3 (1/23/2023 - 4/6/2023)

Unit 5: My Body is Special

  • Lesson 1: All Bodies are Different

  • Supplemental Health Teacher Read Aloud Book: Neither by Airlie Anderson, 2018

  • Replacement Lesson: "Understanding our Bodies - The Basic"

  • Lesson 2: I am Special

  • Homework Connection: I'm Specials Name Tags

  • Erin's Law Lesson Videos: https://fightchildabuse.org/

    • Lesson 1 - 6

Quarter 4 (4/10/2023 - 6/7/2023)

Unit 7: No Drugs, No Way

  • Lesson 3: Stay Away from Dangerous Substances

Unit 9: Keeping Clean and Healthy

  • Lesson 1: Keeping You Clean and Healthy

1st Grade

Quarter 1 (8/29/2022 - 10/27/02)

Unit 1: Look Out!

  • Lesson 1: Look Out!

  • Lesson 3: Fire Can Hurt You

  • Lesson 4: Who Knows the Rules?

  • Activity 21: Feeling Safe and Sound

Quarter 2 (10/31/2022 - 1/19/2023)

Unit 2: Head to Toe

  • Lesson 4: My Body is Extra Special

  • Supplemental Health Teacher Read Aloud Book: Except When They Don't, by Laura Gehl, 2019

  • Replacement Lesson - Advocates for Youth: "Gender Roles, Gender Expectations"

Quarter 3 (1/23/2023 - 4/6/2023)

Unit 5: Talk and Listen

  • Lesson 4: Tell How You Feel

  • Supplemental Health Teacher Read Aloud Book: The Great Big Book of Families, by Mary Hoffman, 2010

Unit 6: Happy, Sad, and In Between

  • Lesson 4: My Body Is Private

  • Replacement Lesson - Advocates for Youth: "Understanding Our Bodies"

  • Erin's Law Lesson Videos: https://fightchildabuse.org/

    • Lesson 1 - 6

Quarter 4 (4/10/2023 - 6/7/2023)

Unit 6: Happy, Sad, and In Between

  • Lesson 2: Talking Helps Me Feel Better

Unit 7: Drugs are Trouble

  • Activity 15: Identifying Trusted Adults

Unit 8: Get Well Soon

  • Lesson 2: Germs

  • Activity 18: Learning about HIV

2nd Grade

Quarter 1 (8/29/2022 - 10/27/02)

Unit 1: Let's Stay Safe

  • Lesson 4: I Don't Hurt You, You Don't Hurt Me

Unit 2: How You Think

  • Lesson 3: Think About Thinking

Quarter 2 (10/31/2022 - 1/19/2023)

Unit 3: The Wide World of Food

  • Lesson 1: Eat a Plate

  • Portfolio 1: Identifying My Favorite Things

  • Lesson 2: Nutrients for Your Body

  • Lesson 4: The Importance of a Healthful Breakfast!

Quarter 3 (1/23/2023 - 4/6/2023)

Unit 5: When I Feel Afraid

  • Lesson 3: Recognizing Real Dangers-When It's Smart to be Afraid

  • Lesson 4: Your Body is Private!

  • Replacement Lesson - Advocates for Youth: "Understanding Our Bodies"

  • Portfolio 4: Who Are My Superstars?

Unit 6: Babies... And How You Grew

  • Lesson 2: Families

  • Supplemental Health Teacher Read Aloud Book: A Family is a Family is a Family, by Sara O'Leary, 2016

Quarter 4 (4/10/2023 - 6/7/2023)

Unit 10: Muscles in Motion

  • Portfolio 3: Boy Sports? Girl Sports?

  • Supplemental Health Teacher Read Aloud Book: I Love My Purse, by Belle DeMont, 2017

Unit 8: Germs! They Can Make You Sick!

  • Lesson 1: Germs: What They are and What They Do

  • Portfolio 1: Risky Situations

  • Activity 13: Bloodborne Diseases

3rd Grade

Quarter 1 (8/29/2022 - 10/27/2022)

Unit 1: Safe at Home, Safe Away

  • Lesson 1: Safety Sleuths

  • Lesson 2: Emergency Planners to the Rescue

  • Portfolio 2: Who Are You Going To Call?

  • Activity 8: Risky Business

  • Lesson 4: Say "NO!" to Danger

Quarter 2 (10/31/2022 - 1/19/2023)

Unit 5: I Like Your Attitude

  • Lesson2: How Attitudes Affect Your Actions

  • Activity 6: Positive and Negative Peer Pressure

  • Lesson 3: Improving Your Attitude

  • Activity 24: Good Friends

Quarter 3 (1/23/2023 - 4/6/2023)

Unit 6: My Family, Your Family

  • Activity 16: Hormones and Reproductive Organs

  • Supplemental Health Teacher Read Aloud Book: What Makes a Baby, by Cory Silverberg, 2012

  • Activity 23: Identity

  • Portfolio 2: Dealing with Discrimination

  • Supplemental Health Teacher Read Aloud Book: Jack (Not Jackie), by Erica Silverman, 2018

  • "Consent for Kids" Video

  • Supplemental Health Teacher Read Aloud Book: Let's Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent & Respect, by Jayneen Sanders, 2018

  • Lesson 4: Personal Safety

Quarter 4 (4/10/2023 - 6/7/2023)

Unit 8: Things You Might Catch

  • Lesson 1: Being Sick

  • Lesson 2: Fighting Diseases

  • Lesson 3: Keeping Clean and Healthy

4th Grade

Quarter 1 (8/29/2022 - 10/27/2022)

Unit 1: Community Safety

  • Lesson 1: Who Keeps Us Safe and How They Do It

  • Lesson 2: How the Community Handles Conflict

  • Lesson 3: When Violence Breaks Out

  • Lesson 4: My Part in Keeping the Community Safe

Quarter 2 (10/31/2022 - 1/19/2023)

Unit 5: It's My Body

  • Lesson 2: Critical Thinking to the Rescue

  • Lesson 3: In Tune with Your Emotions

  • Lesson 4: Preventing Abuse

  • Replacement Lesson - Advocates for Youth: " Figuring Out Friendships"

Quarter 3 (1/23/2023 - 4/6/2023)

Unit 6: Be Cool, Keep Clean!

  • Lesson1: Hormones and Body Changes

  • Activity 8: Hormones and Reproductive Organs

  • Activity 15: Identity

  • Lesson 2: What is Good Hygiene?

  • Lesson 4: Looking Good, Feeling Great

  • Activity 16: Finding Credible, Medically-Accurate Resources

Quarter 4 (4/10/2023 - 6/7/2023)

Unit 6: Be Cool, Keep Clean!

  • Activity 13: Put Yourself in My Shoes

Unit 8: Puzzled about Germs

  • Activity 10: methods of Transmission

Unit 7: Stay Drug Free! Build Your Assets!

  • Lesson 1: Drug Free and Asset Strong!

  • Lesson 4: How and Where to Find Help

5th Grade

Quarter 1 (8/29/2022 - 10/27/2022)

None

Quarter 2 (10/31/2022 - 1/19/2023)

Unit 3: You Are What You Eat

  • Lesson 1: Beyond the Basics

Unit 5: Those Crazy Mixed-Up Emotions

  • Lesson 1: Your Emotions and Your Body

  • Lesson 3: Troubled Times

  • Lesson 4: Send the Message: My Body is Private

  • Portfolio 4: Different Types of Abuse

Quarter 3 (1/23/2023 - 4/6/2023)

Unit 6: Growing Up

  • Lesson 1: Hormones and Your Body

  • Lesson : Growing Up Male and Female

  • Portfolio 2: Sexual Harassment

  • Activity 7: Hygiene for Biological Males

  • Activity 9: Hygiene for Biological Females

  • Activity 11: Identity

  • Activity 10: Talking About Sensitive Issues with a Trusted Adult

  • Activity 12: Finding Credible medically-Accurate Resources

Quarter 4 (4/10/2023 - 6/7/2023)

Unit 7: "Danger Ahead: The Truth About Drugs"

  • Lesson 1: The Effects of Use, Misuse, and Abuse of Drugs

  • Lesson 3: Drugs and Advertising

  • Lesson 4: Choose to Be Drug Free

Unit 8: About Blood and HIV

  • Lesson 3: HIV, Enemy of the Immune System

6th Grade

Quarter 1 (8/29/2022 - 10/27/2022)

Social & Emotional

Unit 5: What is Stress?

  • Lesson 1: Stress and Your Body

  • Activity 17: How Can I Help

  • Lesson 2: Recognizing the Causes of Stress in Your Life

  • Lesson 3: Coping with Stress

Unit 6: The Reproductive System

  • Lesson 3: Emotional Maturity

Bullying

Unit 4: Keeping This Body Safe!

  • Lesson 2: Bullying

  • Activity 14: Dare to Say No

  • Portfolio 1: Safety on the Web

Consumer/Environmental Health

Unit 9: A Healthy Environment

  • Lesson 1: Environment Counts

  • Lesson 2: Problems with Pollution and Solutions

Quarter 2 (10/31/2022 - 1/19/2023)

Alcohol/Drugs

Unit 7: Who Has the Addiction?

  • Lesson 1: What is Addiction

  • Activity 15: Drugs and Their Impact

  • Lesson 2: The Pressures Around Us

Sexual Violence Info and Prevention

Unit 4: Keeping This Body Safe!

  • Lesson 4: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Abuse

  • Activity 14: Dare to Say No

Unit 6: The Reproductive System

  • Activity 20 Talking About Sensitive Issues with a Trusted Adult

  • Replacement Lesson - EPIC Lesson on Healthy Relationships: The Dangers of Pornography

Quarter 3 (1/23/2023 - 4/6/2023)

Cycle of Life

Unit 6: The Reproductive System

  • Lesson 3: Emotional Maturity

  • Activity 21: Identity

  • Activity 22: Finding Credible, Medically-Accurate Resources

  • Lesson 1: Growing up Physically

  • Lesson 2: Fertilization to Birth

  • Activity 10: Menstruation-What's it all about?

  • Activity 17: Condom Use

  • Replacement Lesson - EPIC Lesson: Define how abstinence relates to pregnancy prevention & Describe personal health practices that prevent spread of HIV/AIDS/ and Hep B & C

Unit 4: Keep This Body Safe!

  • Portfolio 3: The Perspective of Others

Quarter 4 (4/10/2023 - 6/7/2023)

Food/Nutrition

Unit 3: Eat Right, Feel Great!

  • Lesson 1: Dietary Guidelines and the Life Cycle

  • Lesson 2: Consumer Skills and Meal Planning

  • Activity 7: Analyzing a Food Label

Personal Health

Unit 4: Keep This Body Safe!

  • Lesson 1: Keep This Body Safe

  • Lesson 3: Getting Help

7th Grade

Quarter 1 (8/29/2022 - 10/27/2022)

Social & Emotional

Unit 5: Social and Emotional Health

  • Lesson 1: Feelings & Emotions

  • Activity 10: Diversity

  • Lesson 2: Relationships

  • Lesson 3: Changes & Challenges

Unit 7: Safety, Injury, & Violence Prevention

  • Activity 11: Suicide Prevention

Bullying

Unit 7: Safety, Injury, & Violence Prevention

  • Lesson 4: Cyberbullying

  • Activity 9: Anger Management

Consumer/Environmental Health

Unit 9: Consumer, Community, & Environment Health

  • Lesson 1: The Consumer

  • Activity 2: Asking the Right Questions

  • Lesson 2: Influencing the Consumer

Quarter 2 (10/31/2022 - 1/19/2023)

Alcohol/Drugs

Unit 8: Substance Abuse Prevention

  • Lesson 1: Effects of Drug Use

  • Activity 7: Case Study

  • Activity 8: Refuse to Use

Sexual Violence Info and Prevention

Unit 7: Safety, Injury, & Violence Prevention

  • Lesson 3: Sexual Violence

Unit 4: The Cycle of Life

  • Lesson 3: Boundaries

Unit 5: Social and Emotional Health

  • Activity 14: Support Systems

  • Replacement Lesson - EPIC Lesson on Healthy Relationships: The Dangers of Pornography

Quarter 3 (1/23/2023 - 4/6/2023)

Cycle of Life

Unit 5: Social and Emotional Health

  • Activity 10: Diversity

Unit 4: The Cycle of Life

  • Lesson 4: Gender Roles, Identity, Expression, and Sexual Orientation

  • Activity 10: Emotional Changes

  • Lesson 1: Changing Bodies, Changing Minds

  • Lesson 2: Reproduction, Fertilizatiom, and Birth

  • Replacement Lesson - EPIC Lesson: Define how abstinence relates to pregnancy prevention & Describe personal health practices that prevent spread of HIV/AIDS/ and Hep B & C

  • Activity 8: Condom Use

Quarter 4 (4/10/2023 - 6/7/2023)

Food/Nutrition

Unit 3: Fitness & Nutrition

  • Lesson 1: Healthy Eating

  • Activity 5: Plan a balanced Menu

  • Activity 7: Food Labels

Personal Health

Unit 8: Substance Abuse Prevention

  • Lesson 2: Protective Factors and Risk Behaviors

Unit 7: Safety, Injury, & Violence Prevention

  • Lesson 1: Living Safely

8th Grade

Quarter 1 (8/29/2022 - 10/27/2022)

Social & Emotional

Unit 5: Social and Emotional Health

  • Lesson 1: Mental and Emotional Health

  • Activity 3: Prejudice

  • Lesson 2: Social Health

  • Lesson 3: Danger Signals

Unit 7: Safety, Injury, & Violence Prevention

  • Activity 15: Suicide Prevention

Bullying

Unit 7: Safety, Injury, & Violence Prevention

  • Activity 11: Cyberbullying

  • Activity 16: Conflict and Violence

  • Activity 7: Internet Safety

Consumer/Environmental Health

Unit 9: Consumer, Community, & Environment Health

  • Lesson 1: Environment and Health

  • Lesson 2: Problems and Solutions: It Isn't that Easy

Quarter 2 (10/31/2022 - 1/19/2023)

Alcohol/Drugs

Unit 8: Substance Abuse Prevention

  • Lesson 1: Effects of Drug Use

  • Activity 7: Case Study

  • Activity 8: Refuse to Use

Sexual Violence Info and Prevention

Unit 7: Safety, Injury, & Violence Prevention

  • Lesson 3: Sexual Violence

Unit 4: The Cycle of Life

  • Lesson 3: Boundaries

Unit 5: Social and Emotional Health

  • Activity 14: Support Systems

  • Replacement Lesson - EPIC Lesson on Healthy Relationships: The Dangers of Pornography

Quarter 3 (1/23/2023 - 4/6/2023)

Cycle of Life

Unit 5: Social and Emotional Health

  • Activity 10: Diversity

Unit 4: The Cycle of Life

  • Lesson 4: Gender Roles, Identity, Expression, and Sexual Orientation

  • Activity 10: Emotional Changes

  • Lesson 1: Changing Bodies, Changing Minds

  • Lesson 2: Reproduction, Fertilizatiom, and Birth

  • Replacement Lesson - EPIC Lesson: Define how abstinence relates to pregnancy prevention & Describe personal health practices that prevent spread of HIV/AIDS/ and Hep B & C

  • Activity 8: Condom Use

Quarter 4 (4/10/2023 - 6/7/2023)

Food/Nutrition

Unit 3: Fitness & Nutrition

  • Lesson 1: Dine Healthy

  • Lesson 2: Fitness Plan

  • Lesson 3: Overcoming Barriers

Personal Health

Unit 8: Substance Abuse Prevention

  • Lesson 2: Use vs Abuse

Unit 7: Safety, Injury, & Violence Prevention

  • Lesson 1: Teens making a Difference

Supplemental Health Teacher Read Aloud Books in Spanish

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