OAISD Health and Physical Education

Fall, 2023 Newsletter

OAISD Health and Physical Education Mission Statement

Recognizing the strong link between health and learning, OAISD health and wellness consultation and related support services aim to support schools in the implementation of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model including supporting a nationally recognized comprehensive PreK-12 health education curriculum, student health behavior data and analysis, assessment of the school health environment to support the whole child, and adequate access to health services including behavioral health.

*If needed, please see accessibility options to the right.

NEW 23-24 Health and Physical Education Trainings

The link to the 23-24 health and physical education trainings is now available. There are multiple new offerings based on your feedback. Please let me know if you have any questions about registration.

Physical Education Recharged

Friday, Oct. 6th, 8:30-11:30am

Grand Valley State University

You don't want to miss this movement-filled day with professors from Grand Valley State University from the Health and Physical Education Teacher Education Department leading the sessions. At the end of the workshop, boxed lunches will be provided.

Physical Education Recharged Registration Link

Contact List for Health and Physical Education Teachers

Are you new this year? Switch grade levels? Please add yourself or update the health and physical education contact list. If you see anything from your district that needs to be changed, please do so. It is very appreciated. Feel free to check this out if you need to reach out to a fellow teacher. Health and PE Contact List

Need SEAB Resources and Materials?

Check out the OAISD Google Folder with resources on legal obligations and best practices, sample documents, standards, FAQ documents, and more.


Are your districts participating in a survey administration this year? Local youth data is so important to help schools and community organizations make data-driven decisions to improve prevention and health promotion programming .

Ottawa County? Check out the YAS website soon for details on the new survey that will be distributed in October of 2023. (updates to website coming soon).

Allegan County? Check out this MiPHY Newsletter.

New Law on Student Consent and Sexual Assault

Senate Bill 66, approved by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on July 11, will require all public school districts and charter schools as well as intermediate school districts to provide age-appropriate material explaining what constitutes sexual assault and harassment to sixth through 12th graders. The material must also include explanations of consent — defined as an agreement to participate in sexual activities — and let students know that sexual violence is not the victim’s fault. The information must also list resources available to survivors and the actions they can take.

MDE has until June of 2024 to develop the material in consultation with experts and advocates. - Bridge Michigan

MDHHS Releases Tobacco-Free Report Card for K-12 Schools

The MDHHS Tobacco Section has released the 2023 Tobacco-Free Report Card: Michigan K-12 Public School Districts, which reports on the current state of tobacco-free policies in public school districts across the state. “According to the report, nearly one third of Michigan high school students have used e-cigarettes, and 14% report current use,” Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, MDHHS chief medical executive said in a release.

Tobacco-free school and cessation resources can be found at Michigan.gov/Tobacco.

National Health Education Standards

Did you know that the new National Health Education Standards were released from the National Consensus for School Health? SHAPE America Standards are open for revision now and will be released soon.

Michigan Model for Health

Healthy kids are better learners. Experience Michigan's Tier 1, evidence-based Comprehensive Health Education Curriculum: Michigan Model for Health.

NEW MMH Portal

  • MMH continues to evolve to meet the online needs of its health education partners. The MMH portal is a one stop shop for all of our partners with a new landing page and links to the digital curriculum for current users and easy to navigate resources.

Interested in using the MMH in your classroom? Reach out to Stacey Sills to get started.

2023 SHAPE Michigan

Register now for the annual 2023 SHAPE Michigan Conference happening November 2-4, 2023 in Lansing, Michigan.

2023 CASH Conference Save-the-Date

The Child, Adolescent and School Health Conference will be held October 23-25, 2023 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

CASH CONFERENCE OVERVIEW: The CASH Conference will address the evolving needs of child and adolescent health professionals by offering emergent and engaging content from leading subject matter experts. Participants will gain practical and innovative strategies for the development and implementation of effective programs, policies, and practices to improve the health, well-being, and resiliency of young people. CASH Conference participants will strengthen their skills, gain valuable information and resources, and connect with others working in this field.

Register here for the conference!

Bal-A-Vis-X Training in Holland

Bal-A-Vis-X: is a series of Balance/Auditory/Vision/eXercises, of varied complexity, all of which are deeply rooted in rhythm.

Bal-A-Vis-X = Patterned, repetitive, rhythmic activity is known to calm the stress-response systems

November 4-5, 2023 Holland, Michigan

Presented by MaryAnn Short, MA Sanctioned Bal-A-Vis-X Trainer

Check out the flyer for more details and registration.

S & S Printable September Fitness Calendar

The calendar is a great resource that teachers can share with students or parents can share with their kids and encourage them to stay active during the school year.

S & S teamed up with the Alliance For A Healthier Generation to create this fitness calendar for the month of May, 2023. Here is the link to the download: September 2023 Printable Fitness Challenge Calendar

Students are challenged each day to participate in the activities listed on the calendar. The month of September is officially Back to School time, and we’ve included some basic fitness exercises, yoga poses, plus some brain boost break ideas. Each week, the number of repetitions for each fitness exercise increases. Please keep in mind the number of repetitions is meant as a guide, and can be adapted as needed based on age group and skill level.

On Saturdays, we encourage some outdoor activities to keep kids active over the weekend. As the fall season approaches, have kids toss a football and practice throwing skills, or visit a local orchard and walk through a cornmaze.

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MI Child and Healthy Kids

Free or low cost health coverage for children under the age of 19 or pregnant women of any age. Call the MI Child and Healthy Kids hotline at 1-888-988-6300 or apply online.