Shelton High School

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Shelton High School Family Health Program


Instructor: Ms. Oney M.S.

360-426-4471 Ext. 16927


Course Description

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.


Course Topics

Ø  Wellness choices, risk factors, decision making, goal setting, leadership skills, self esteem                   

Ø  Nutrition, my plate, fast food, eating disorders, weight management, heart disease and cancer, fitness, wellness goal and plan                    

Ø  Relationships with families and friends, violence, stress, communication and conflict, intimate relationships, personal safety                                                                                         

Ø  Alcohol, tobacco, drugs, advertising and consumerism, risky behavior, addiction, community resources

Ø  Sexual decision making, abstinence, contraceptives, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and AIDS, teen pregnancy and parenting

Ø  Body systems                                                       


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 one’s health

·         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 making

·         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

*Read 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.

*Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.


Content Area Writing

*Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose and audience.

*Write 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 audiences. 


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.


Climber 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.

Respect of Authority             Show respect, follow directions at all times, manage attitudes, time

and behavior. 

Respect for Others                Show courtesy and tolerance: respect differences and make

                                                other 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 problem.

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 FIRST


Students not choosing to follow these rules will be dealt with according to the SHS discipline rubric in the   Student Handbook.



ü  Family 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.

ü  Make-up 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.

ü  Credit 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.

ü  It 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 with questions.

-          Projects and presentations due on the day absent must be made up/turned in the day of return.

Tardy Policy

ü  Tardiness is defined as late arrival to class during the first (10) minutes of the class period.

ü  Students have the responsibility to arrive to class and be in their assigned seats ON TIME.  

ü  Students tardy consequences: Sign In For All Tardies

1st & 2nd- Verbal Warning, Referral Form filled out

3rd and Beyond - After School Detention

ü  Most 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!!!

ü  SHS Tardy Policy will be enforced

Hall Passes

ü  Students need to have permission from the teacher and the Shelton High School hall pass to leave the classroom.

ü  Only one student can leave the class at a time.

ü  Abuse of hall pass will result in loss of privileges.

ü  Unless it is an emergency, make sure it is an appropriate time to leave the class.

ü  Students without a pass will be returned to class and/or disciplined.

Grading Criteria

ü  Students will be graded on the following areas:                   

                Daily work and class projects                                                                    


                Tests and Quizzes                                                        

ü  Grading will follow the guidelines in the Student Handbook. Students must have an average of 60% to pass the class. 

ü  Late work will not be accepted unless arrangements are made with the teacher.

ü  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 grade weekly.

Leadership Projects, Points, & FCCLA:

ü  Successful life skills require that you practice leadership skills.  In all FCS classes you are required to earn (50) Leadership Points per semester.

ü  Leadership 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.

ü  FCCLA (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.                      

Safety 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.

1.      Always maintain a safe condition for yourself and others.

2.      Horseplay or throwing of things in class will not be tolerated.

3.      Do not deface, disassemble or damage any furniture, equipment, or tools.

4.      Report any damage or unsafe condition to the teacher.

5.      Ask permission before entering private or restricted areas such as teacher offices and storage areas.

6.      Obtain permission before taking equipment, materials, projects or supplies from any classroom.

7.      Return 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.

8.      Pay attention when instructions or demonstrations are being given.  Ask if you are not sure.

9.      Obtain 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 you.


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!!!




Signature Page

I 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!


Name (Printed):________________________________Signature:___________________________Date:______ Class Period:_______

Student Email:__________________________________________ 

Parent/Guardian Name:__________________________Signature:___________________________Date:______

Parent Email:__________________________________________­

Parent Phone:__________________________________________


Questions, Comments, Concerns?




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.)


​​The Shelton School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Linda Arnold, Director of Human Resources. 360-426-1687. 700 S. 1st Street; Shelton, WA 98584. Complaint procedure can be found on this website under Board Policy #3210 (students) and #5010 (employees).