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Since the home is where health education begins, parents have a special privilege and responsibility to educate their children concerning family relationships. It is the purpose of the school to support, reinforce, and extend the good teaching which has been given at home.


Health Education

District 59 provides health education for students in grades kindergarten through eight. The curriculum in grades kindergarten through eight includes information on the following topics: personal health and hygiene; growth and development; emotional and intellectual health; family and social health; nutrition, physical activity and fitness; disease prevention and control; alcohol, tobacco and drugs; safety, injury and violence prevention; and community and environmental health.

The health education program for grades kindergarten through eight shall include age-appropriate informational materials which lead to the students’ understanding of sexual abuse and harassment.

Parents have the right, by state law, to request the withdrawal of their children from the sex education, instruction on diseases and family life lessons of the health classes. Such request must be made in writing and submitted to the building principal. It is the responsibility of the principal and classroom teacher to honor such a request. Withdrawal from the above course shall in no way impact a student’s grades.


Child Self-Protection and Safety Program

This program was developed for the purpose of making the children in Grades K-5 aware of the existence of potentially dangerous situations by providing the student with the necessary facts and knowledge to help reduce their vulnerability to abduction, assault, and sexual abuse.

In accordance with Illinois Public Act 096-1524 (Erin’s Law), students will be taught the communication and procedural techniques that should enable them to avoid and/or report dangerous situations to the appropriate parties. Parents have the right, by state law, to request the withdrawal of their children from instruction in recognizing and avoiding sexual abuse, and it is the responsibility of the principal and classroom teacher to honor such a request. Such requests must be made in writing and submitted to the building principal. Withdrawal from the above course shall in no way impact a student’s grades.


Drug Prevention Education Program K-8

Appropriate information is given according to grade level which includes instruction on all drugs, smokeless tobacco, and over the counter products. Special emphasis is given to improve self-concept, develop communication skills, present alternatives to drug usage, and train students in healthy decision-making.

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Since the home is where health education begins, parents have a special privilege and responsibility to educate their children concerning family relationships. It is the purpose of the school to support, reinforce, and extend the good teaching which has been given at home.


Health Education

District 59 provides health education for students in grades kindergarten through eight. The curriculum in grades kindergarten through eight includes information on the following topics: personal health and hygiene; growth and development; emotional and intellectual health; family and social health; nutrition, physical activity and fitness; disease prevention and control; alcohol, tobacco and drugs; safety, injury and violence prevention; and community and environmental health.

The health education program for grades kindergarten through eight shall include age-appropriate informational materials which lead to the students’ understanding of sexual abuse and harassment.

Parents have the right, by state law, to request the withdrawal of their children from the sex education, instruction on diseases and family life lessons of the health classes. Such request must be made in writing and submitted to the building principal. It is the responsibility of the principal and classroom teacher to honor such a request. Withdrawal from the above course shall in no way impact a student’s grades.


Child Self-Protection and Safety Program

This program was developed for the purpose of making the children in Grades K-5 aware of the existence of potentially dangerous situations by providing the student with the necessary facts and knowledge to help reduce their vulnerability to abduction, assault, and sexual abuse.

In accordance with Illinois Public Act 096-1524 (Erin’s Law), students will be taught the communication and procedural techniques that should enable them to avoid and/or report dangerous situations to the appropriate parties. Parents have the right, by state law, to request the withdrawal of their children from instruction in recognizing and avoiding sexual abuse, and it is the responsibility of the principal and classroom teacher to honor such a request. Such requests must be made in writing and submitted to the building principal. Withdrawal from the above course shall in no way impact a student’s grades.


Drug Prevention Education Program K-8

Appropriate information is given according to grade level which includes instruction on all drugs, smokeless tobacco, and over the counter products. Special emphasis is given to improve self-concept, develop communication skills, present alternatives to drug usage, and train students in healthy decision-making.

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