• Teacher: Ms. Phillips Email: amanda.phillips@hoodriver.k12.or.us

    Health Curriculum: https://www.hoodriver.k12.or.us/Domain/1392


    Class Description: During this course, students will become knowledgeable in interpersonal relationships, social, physical, and mental well-being, conflict resolution, violence prevention, personal safety, refusal skills, and reproductive body systems. At the end of the trimester, each student will have the skills and knowledge to make healthier and safer choices in their lives and relationships now and in their future.


    Major Topics and Trimester Timeline:

    Weeks 1-2: Introduction to Health and Communication 

    Weeks 3-4: Interpersonal Relationships, Media Influence

    Weeks 5-6: Internet Safety, Child Abuse, Identifying and Reporting Violence

    Weeks 7-9: Prescription Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco: Effects and Prevention of Use

    Weeks 10-12: gender expression and sexual orientation, Changes during Puberty, Body image, Reproductive Anatomy, Hygiene, Bodily Autonomy.  Curriculum for this unit will be based on The 3Rs Curriculum. Not all lessons will be used, and lessons used may not be used in their entirety. Curriculum can be accessed from the district health site or from my teacher page.


    Course Requirements and Assessments:

    Formative Assessments: Students will have many in-class assignments that may be taken home if not completed during class time. These assignments are meant to ensure that your student learns the content and prepares them for their summative assessments.  If they do not complete these assignments, their summative assessment scores may suffer. Each formative assessment will be approximately 10 points.

    Summative Assessments: Students will take content tests or complete portfolios and/or projects to assess their understanding of course content at the end of each unit. Summative Assessments will be approximately 100 points and will be graded on a percentage basis for tests and a rubric for projects.


    All formative assignments due in class can be accessed from my class website, accessible through HRMS Website.  Many assignments will also be accessible digitally through your student’s google classroom. Please frequent both sites to make sure your kiddo is completing all of the work necessary to successfully learn about their health and wellness!


    Please Note: Some assignments will be sent home, as they will require students to have conversations with or conduct interviews with a trusted adult in their life. However, most assignments will be completed in class.


    Make Up Work:

    If a student is absent, they will need to connect with me to receive missed assignments. For late assignments, students will have 1 week to turn in assignments after their due date for 80% credit. Assignments turned in after one week will need to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to consider relevancy to class and whether the assignment will benefit the student in ways other than their grade. 



    Directions will be made very clear to students. If a student chooses not to follow directions, the following progression will happen: 

    1. A single verbal warning, restating the original directions and the consequence and/or an alternative option for success (dependent on situation).
    2. If stated consequence or alternative option for success is put into place and is unsuccessful, a reflection paper and/or minor referral will be issued so that I can get further insight into the behavior.
    3. After 2 reflection papers/referrals, a phone call home will happen to discuss behavior and to problem-solve.
    4. At the 3rd reflection and after a phone call home, lunch detentions/suspensions and/or other administrative help will be employed.  This is considered a Major Referral


    **Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns. I believe that families are a vital component to a child’s wellbeing and health, and encourage familial participation in assignments and projects.