Physical Education/ Health
The goal of the Physical Education Program in Greenwich Public Schools is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.
Health Education is a critical component of a student’s well-rounded education. Certified Health Education Teachers deliver planned, on-going, and systematic instruction that enhances the wellbeing of their students. This curriculum provides students with a foundation for a lifetime of health, wellness and character development. It also provides students with the opportunity to develop and practice the following lifelong health skills: accessing accurate health information, managing healthy behaviors, analyzing internal and external influences, communicating effectively, making healthy and safe decisions, planning short-term and long-term goals, and advocating for self and others.
Our Board approved, comprehensive K-12 Health Education Curriculum complies with our CT State mandates for: Health and Safety Education- Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) Section 10-16b; Alcohol, Nicotine or Tobacco and Drugs- CGS Section 10-19(a); and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome- CGS Section 10-19(b).
In accordance with Connecticut law and Greenwich Board of Education policy, parents have the right to exempt their children only from the following specific portions of our Health Education Curriculum:
(For a detailed list of Big Ideas, Concepts and Skills Click the content area below)
Greenwich Public Schools in partnership with the PTAC Wellness Committee has develop a Food Allergy Awareness Program to empower the community to participate in the program and develop strategies for "managing food allergies in every place and stage of your life, from school and camp, to college and the workplace" (FARE).
Resources embedded in the district Health Curriculum include:
- Elementary FARE Presentation
- Secondary FARE Presentation
- Be A PAL Handout
- Be A PAL Handout (Spanish)
- Be A PAL Poster
- Be A PAL Poster (Spanish)