OSPI's Health & Physical Education Newsletter

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Vaping is a RED FLAG for overall student health

May 10, 2019


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We want to be safe, like your students. 

Even though the air is warm outside, lakes and river are still frigid.  Encourage your students to wear lifejackets while on the water.


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Physical Health Education Newsletter Archive:

vaping data

This 2018 Healthy Youth Survey report shows that students who reported vaping, smoking, and using tobacco may be at increased risk for using other substances and experiencing depressive symptoms and thoughts of suicide.

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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

Here is the White House's Presidential Proclamation.

The “I Can Do It!” (ICDI) program helps schools offer an integrated program of physical education, physical activity, and training in good nutritional behaviors to students with disabilities in grades K-12.

Title IV

Title IV Funding to support Health & Physical Education

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) contains specific language that allows school districts to utilize Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (Title IV, Part A) for programs and activities that support student access to a well-rounded education. School districts may use Title IV, Part A funds to implement or expand programs and activities that use Health and Physical Education as tools to support student success through the promotion of constructive student engagement, problem solving, and conflict resolution.

Professional Learning Opportunities

Creating a Culture of Wellbeing:  Bremerton, May 29th 830am-12pm

SHAPE Washington conference: Burien, Oct 11-12, 2019