Shelton High School Family Health Program
Instructor: Ms. Oney
Family Health aids in the understanding of how
health and/or behavior choices affect quality of life. Students will be
learning how to take an active role in developing a healthy lifestyle. The
course outline includes; personal goal setting, mental health, physical health,
drugs and alcohol, and relationships.
Wellness choices, risk factors, decision making,
goal setting, leadership skills, self esteem
Nutrition, my plate, fast food, eating
disorders, weight management, heart disease and cancer, fitness, wellness goal
Relationships with families and friends,
violence, stress, communication and conflict, intimate relationships, personal
Alcohol, tobacco, drugs, advertising and consumerism,
risky behavior, addiction, community resources
Sexual decision making, abstinence, contraceptives,
sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and AIDS, teen pregnancy and parenting
Essential Academic Learning Requirements/Common
Core State Standards met in this class:
Content Area Health and Fitness
1.4 understand nutrition and food nutrients and
how they affect physical performance and the body
2.1 recognize patterns of growth and development
2.2 understand the transmission and control of
communicable and non-communicable diseases
2.3 acquire skills to live safely
3.1 understand how environmental factors affect
3.2 gather and analyze health information
3.3 use social skills to protect health and
safety in a variety of situations
3.4 understand how emotions influence decision
4.1 assess needs and resources
4.2 develop a health and fitness plan and a
monitoring system that is consistent with life goals for work and leisure
Content Area Reading
closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical
inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to
support conclusions drawn from the text.
and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and
Content Area Writing
clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style
are appropriate to task, purpose and audience.
narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique,
well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.
*Write routinely over extended time frames
(time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or
a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and
Types of instruction - Reading,
discussion, activities, peer learning and group learning, lecture, videos,
demonstration, games, guest speakers.
Types of class work - Reading and
individual seat work (writing composition, worksheets, and note taking)
activities, simulations, group work, group projects, informal presentations to
class, self directed learning, quizzes and tests.
Supplies - All supplies will be
furnished by the school district’s career & technical education program
funds, except regular school supplies. Students need to come prepared to class,
each day, with paper, pen or pencil.
POWER Standards - Family and
Consumer Science (FCS) students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner
that promotes a proper learning environment and reflects positively on
themselves, their classmates, teacher, family, and community. Each FCS student
becomes a citizen of our school, both receiving privileges and accepting
responsibilities. These include:
Respect of Property Keep
classrooms clean and neat, and promote a safe environment.
of Authority Show respect, follow directions at all times,
manage attitudes, time
Respect for Others Show
courtesy and tolerance: respect differences and make
people welcome, create an environment where all can learn.
Respect for Self TRY your best to be successful and reach
your full potential, complete your own work unless it is a group project or
Electronic Devices SHS cell phone policy will be strictly
enforced. Musical devices may be used on
a limited basis at the discretion of the teacher. ASK
not choosing to follow these rules will be dealt with according to the SHS
discipline rubric in the Student
Health will have daily in-class assignments, which relate to the course goals
and objectives. Many of these in-class
activities and experiences are impossible to replicate. Therefore, it is imperative that a student
attends class regularly in order to meet course objectives. Examples of
in-class assignments may include: early work, graded discussions, laboratory
activities, group presentations etc.
work for absences including school related must be made up within the following
timeline. One-day absence = two days to turn in work, five day absence = ten
days to turn in work.
cannot be earned for coursework missed due to unexcused absences. Students must
have absences resolved within the 48-hour limit or the absence will be
considered unexcused. As a means of
instilling values of responsibility and personal accountability, a student
whose absence is not excused shall experience consequences of his/her absence.
A student’s grade shall be affected if a graded activity or assignment occurs
during the period of time when the student is absent.
is the students responsibility to present an admit slip to the teacher when
returning from an absence. It will be
considered a tardy if the student needs to leave class to get an admit slip.
1. Make-up Work from an Excused Absence
It is the students’ responsibility to obtain
make-up work from the ‘class file box and binder’ and then consult the teacher
Projects and presentations due on the day absent must
be made up/turned in the day of return.
is defined as late arrival to class during the first (10) minutes of the class period.
have the responsibility to arrive to class and be in their assigned seats ON TIME.
tardy consequences: Sign In For All Tardies
1st & 2nd-
Verbal Warning, Referral Form filled out
3rd and Beyond - After
instruction and announcements are made at the beginning of the class period and
will not be repeated for the sake of one student. BE ON TIME!!!
Tardy Policy will be enforced
need to have permission from the teacher and the Shelton High School
hall pass to leave the classroom.
one student can leave the class at a time.
of hall pass will result in loss of privileges.
it is an emergency, make sure it is an appropriate time to leave the class.
without a pass will be returned to class and/or disciplined.
Students will be graded on the following areas:
Daily work and class projects
Tests and Quizzes
Grading will follow the guidelines in the
Student Handbook. Students must have an average of 60% to pass the class.
Late work will not be accepted unless
arrangements are made with the teacher.
Students and families can access their grades at
any time with a password through the ‘Skyward; Family and Student Access’ link
on the SHS web page. Please check your
Points, & FCCLA:
life skills require that you practice leadership skills. In all FCS classes you are required to earn (50) Leadership Points per semester.
points are earned through completing activities both inside and outside of the
classroom that involve a leadership skill or that is related to the course
material. Some examples include researching a topic related to class and
writing a one-page summary, completing community service, presenting a relevant
news article to the class and leading a discussion, arranging a guest speaker,
assisting at a “Leadership Event” that focuses on improving aspects of the
school or community.
(Family-Career-Community-Leaders-of-America) is another way that you can be
involved in a leadership activity within the school. It is a fun club that incorporates leadership
skills and concerns of the community and family.
Expectations - Every precaution is taken to assure your students safety; however it is
your child’s responsibility to follow specific safety training and procedures
that have been taught in class.
maintain a safe condition for yourself and others.
or throwing of things in class will not be tolerated.
deface, disassemble or damage any furniture, equipment, or tools.
any damage or unsafe condition to the teacher.
permission before entering private or restricted areas such as teacher offices
and storage areas.
permission before taking equipment, materials, projects or supplies from any
all equipment and materials to their correct storage areas and clean the area
you worked in each day, and then help clean the rest of the lab. Keep the area neat.
attention when instructions or demonstrations are being given. Ask if you are not sure.
permission from the teacher before checking out of class or leaving your
assigned work area during class.
It is now time to make the commitment for your success in this class.
Experience has shown me that those who get off to a good start have a much
easier time succeeding. I would be happy to discuss any section of this with
To pass this course you and a parent/guardian must sign this course
syllabus. By signing below, you are agreeing to all of the requirements
outlined in the syllabus and agreeing to follow all safety procedures related
to the Family Health classroom. If you feel you can accomplish these
guidelines, please sign below. I look forward to getting to know all of you and
having a successful semester!!!
THANK-YOU and GOOD LUCK.
have read and understand the course requirements for Shelton High School’s Family
Health Program. Please fill out the
below information, sign, and return the signature page to Ms. Oney. Thank you!
Please check the
appropriate box below if you have a question, comment, or concern:
Just letting you
know. We can talk later.
Please contact me as soon
as possible via phone or email.
I/We would like a parent
meeting as soon as possible.
____I would be interested in becoming a member of the Family and
Consumer Sciences Advisory Committee.
(This is a group of parents and community members who meet throughout
the year to review curriculum and make suggestions to the Shelton School
District Career and Technical Education Dept.)