The main goals of the Health and Physical Education Department of Richmond County School System are to :1. Educate the mind2. Promote social, physical and mental wellness of the student3. Encourage positive attitudes towards a lifetime of physical fitness and sport skills
The Fitness Gram Portal has been updated.
Be sure to send parent letters home with the results of the Fitnessgram for students in grades 4 - 12.
Student data needs to be uploaded to the Fitnessgram platform by December 14, 2019.
Curriculum for Sex Education and HIV/AIDS Awareness
State Board of Education Rule 160-4-2-.12 COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM PLAN mandates that one component of the Health Education program is sex education and HIV/AIDS Awareness. To meet this requirement, the Richmond County School System currently uses the curriculum program "Choosing the Best." It is an abstinence-centered, sexual risk avoidance curriculum. The instruction begins in grade 6 and continues into high school. The curriculum is included as part of the Health Education curriculum. Parents have the right to have their child opt-out of the instruction by providing a written letter stating this preference and their understanding of their responsibility to teach the objectives at home.
To view the State Board of Education Rule: Rule 160-4-2-.12 COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM PLAN
To view the Georgia Performance Standards for Health: Georgia Performance Standards - Health
Correlation of Choosing the Best Curriculum to Georgia Performance Standards: Choosing the Best and Georgia Standards
To access an overview of Choosing the Best Curriculum, click here: Choosing the Best Curriculum
- 6th Grade Curriculum: Choosing the Best Way - 6th Grade
- 7th Grade Curriculum: Choosing the Best Path - 7th Grade
- 8th Grade Curriculum: Choosing the Best Life - 8th Grade
- High School: Choosing the Best Journey - High School
Printed curriculum materials are avilable at middle and high schools.
CPR & AED Instruction - Grades 9 - 12
Health and P.E. Teachers play a vital role in ensuring that students learn the life-saving skills of hands-only CPR and use of an AED. GADOE state rule 160-4-2-.12 requires that high schools (grades 9-12) provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator to its students as a requirement within one of the required health or physical education courses (Health (17.011), Health and Personal Fitness (36.051), or Advanced Personal Fitness (36.061)) to satisfy this requirement. Such instruction must incorporate the psychomotor skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and to use an automated external defibrillator. In RCSS, all students should receive this instruction in their Health class.
To document instruction, please use the CPR & AED Participant Roster found here: CPR Roster
Health and PE Resources
This document, updated August 2018, provides the basic requirements of topics to be addressed in Health and Physical Education programs in the state of Georgia.
Aronica GlosterDepartment of Student ServicesCoordinator, Health ServicesHealth EducationPhone: 706.826.1129Email:firstname.lastname@example.org