West Linn-Wilsonville Middle School Wellness Policy and Procedures
Wellness incorporates not only physical health, but also social, emotional, and environmental health content into the classroom. Our wellness philosophy is to introduce students to a wide variety of sports, health topics, and recreational activities. We believe that this will help students develop an appreciation for movement, varying skill levels, team sports, and making healthy choices. We also look forward to increasing student knowledge in the areas of character, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Our number one goal is to develop positive attitudes towards a lifetime commitment to wellness. Wellness is a one semester class.
Students are required to dress down each day that they participate in Wellness unless specified by the teacher. To receive full points each day, students must wear their Wellness T-shirt, appropriate athletic bottoms (athletic shorts, sweats etc.), and footwear appropriate for various physical activities. Backless shoes, dress shoes, flip flops, sandals, or boots are not acceptable footwear. T-shirts are available on our school website for purchase.
LOCKS & LOCKERS
Each student will be issued a lock and locker to put their clothing in. If the lock is lost or damaged, a $6.00 fee will be charged to the student for the cost of a replacement lock.
The Wellness staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items, so be sure to lock up your stuff!
LOCKER ROOM EXPECTATIONS
Students are expected to be inside the locker rooms by the end of passing time. Students are given three minutes to change clothes prior to the beginning of class, and three minutes at the conclusion of class. Safe behavior is expected at all times in the locker rooms. Running, throwing items, pushing, shoving, standing on benches, mistreating lockers or others, etc. are examples of unsafe behavior and will not be tolerated.
Items that are Not allowed in the locker room are as follows:
- 1. Electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, or music players).
- 2. Sprays (axe spray, perfume sprays, body spray, aerosol hairspray or deodorants).
- 3. Glass containers (perfume bottles, drinks, cologne).
- 4. Food or Drink in the locker rooms (this does not include water).
PARTICIPATION & MAKE-UPS
Students are expected to participate in class (whether dressed down or not, provided they have the proper shoes or permitted by their teacher) unless a note from a doctor, parent, or guardian excuses them. Should a student have an injury that will keep them out of class for more than three consecutive days, a doctor's note would be appreciated; explaining the problem, the length of time out from activity, and any activities or rehabilitative exercises they might perform.
Absences must be made up. If students are missing an Activity Day, they do not need to make up the activity. It is recommended that they check in with their coach to see what they have missed. If students miss a Health Day (Tuesdays for Hafner’s kids and Thursday’s for Scoggins kids), they DO need to make up the work they missed. They need to check in with their wellness teacher before school to arrange a time or email us! Warm-ups do not need to be made up.
GRADING 100-90% = A, 89-80% = B, 79-70% = C, 69-0% = NYM (Not Yet Met)
Students are graded on a point system established by their teacher. Students are graded based on the following; skill development, self-evaluation/reflections, participation, sportsmanship, and character development.
WELLNESS CURRICULUM UNITS
Eighth Grade Wellness
PE: Biking, Badminton and Ultimate Frisbee
Health: Demonstrate the ability to Access Valid Information, products, and services to enhance health. Students will demonstrate the ability to practice Health-Enhancing Behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks. Students will demonstrate the ability to Advocate for personal, family and community health. Students will show these skills through the following topics; Nutrition, Reproductive System + Pregnancy (Gender identity, Sexual orientation, Reputation management, STD’s, Birth control methods), Suicide prevention, Drug prevention with a focus on Medication + Illegal Drugs, and a culminating Health Research Projects.
Seventh Grade Wellness
PE: Pickleball, Floor Hockey, and Ultimate Frisbee
Health: Analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors, Interpersonal Communication to Enhance Health and Avoid or Reduce Health Risks, Demonstrate the ability to use Goal-Setting skills to enhance health. Students will show these skills through the following topics; Body Image, Drug Prevention with a focus on Alcohol, Nutrition, CPR Training and Healthy Hearts, Reproductive System + Pregnancy (Rules of Dating, Birth Control Methods, STD’s, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation, Saying No), and Digital Citizenship.
Sixth Grade Wellness
PE: Geocaching, Acrosport, and Ultimate Frisbee
Health: Comprehend Concepts Related to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Demonstrate the ability to use Decision Making skills to enhance health. Students will show these skills through the following topics; Wellness Triangle, Nutrition, Safety and Injury Prevention, Reproductive System + Pregnancy (including body parts/functions, abstinence, HIV/STD, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation, Contraception, Saying No), and Drug Prevention with a focus on Tobacco.
For more information regarding our health topics, please refer to the Oregon Department of Education Health Standards at the following link: https://www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/standards/health/Documents/2016ORHEStandards.pdf
If you have any questions throughout the year, please feel free to reach out (email is best!).
TEACHER CONTACT INFORMATION:
Mr. Scoggins Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Hafner Email: email@example.com
I want to earn a(n) ____ grade in Wellness Class.
Student (print name)_____________________________Student Signature___________________________
PLEASE REVIEW THIS WELLNESS POLICY WITH YOUR STUDENT. THIS WILL BE THE FIRST ASSIGNMENT IN THE GRADEBOOK, SIGN BELOW CONFIRMING THAT YOU HAVE READ THE ABOVE INFORMATION AND RETURN TO YOUR TEACHER BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 31st.
Parent (print name)_____________________________Parent Signature___________________________