In alignment with State Board Ruling 6A-1.094124, students enrolled in grades 6 through 12 will receive 30-minutes of instruction related to civic and character education and life skills education through resiliency education using health education standards. Instruction will occur on Wellness Wednesdays, the last instructional Wednesday of each month of the school year. To strengthen the district’s approach to improving the climate and culture of our schools, students in K-5 will also participate in Wellness Wednesdays. Instruction provided to elementary students consists of resiliency education, interpersonal skills, and character education. All instruction is in alignment with the Florida State Statute 1003.42 (o)(4)stating “Life skills that build confidence, support mental and emotional health, and enable students to overcome challenges…”
Lessons are developed by licensed mental health professionals and district staff certified in health education, and consist of basic instruction aligned with Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. Resources used to enhance lesson guides include, but are not limited to: Second Step, NAMI, Sanford Harmony, Calm Classroom, Head Space, FLDOE, etc.
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Teachers, please access the lesson guide in the Wellness Wednesday notebook in OneNote.
Elementary Content for November and December
Secondary Content for November and December
Note: Lessons were developed by licensed mental health professionals and Duval County Public School district staff certified in health education, and consist of basic instruction aligned with Florida State Statute 1003.42(2)(n) and Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. All instruction provided by Duval County Public Schools is of a general nature and should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of an appropriately qualified and licensed physician or other health care provider. The information provided here is for informational/educational purposes only. No information is to be taken as medical or other health advice pertaining to any individual's specific health or medical condition. You agree that use of this information is at your own risk and hold Duval County Public Schools harmless from any and all losses, liabilities, injuries or damages resulting from any and all claims.