In alignment with State Board Ruling 6A.1.094121, students enrolled in grades 6 through 12 will receive 30-minutes of instruction on mental and emotional health education on Wellness Wednesdays occurring on the last instructional Wednesday of each month of the 2020-2021 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 social-emotional learning, interpersonal skills, and character education. All instruction is in alignment with the Florida State Statute 1003.42 (2)(n)stating “Comprehensive health education that addresses concepts of community health; consumer health; environmental health; family life, including an awareness of the benefits of sexual abstinence as the expected standard and the consequences of teenage pregnancy; mental and emotional health; injury prevention and safety; Internet safety; nutrition; personal health; prevention and control of disease; and substance use and abuse…”
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 May
Secondary Content for May
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.