OAISD Health and Physical Education

Summer, 2022 Update

Ottawa Area ISD 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.

Summer "Fun"

With everchanging technology issues, the LiveBinder information that many of you had access to seemed to not be accessible much of the time. This summer, I have been updating the resources and then switched over to Google Folders. I tried to make the resources as user-friendly as possible. Many of the resources can be found on the OAISD Health and Prevention webpage. However, if you would like more content resources, find them in the OAISD Health and Prevention Resource Google Folder.

FREE Back to School Health and Wellness Collaboration Fair

Monday, Aug. 22nd, 4-6pm

OAISD, 13565 Port Sheldon Street, Holland, MI

Ottawa Area ISD is partnering with Ottawa Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition/Arbor Circle to provide a community collaboration around school health and wellness. Educators are invited to learn about the different local community agencies that collaborate with local districts, their students, and parents.

What to Expect:

  • Dinner on us!
  • Release of the NEW OSAP Mental Health Skills Videos
  • 10-Minute Health Presentations
  • Prizes and Giveaways
  • Partner Agencies Include: Be Better, Children's Advocacy Center, Ottawa County Collaborative to Strengthen Youth and Families, Ottawa County Department of Public Health, Out on the Lakeshore and Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence

Each partner agency will give a ten-minute presentation regarding their program and the services they provide to schools. At the end of the presentations, educators will have the opportunity to visit each partner agency and receive more information at their agency table. At the end of the fair, prizes will be given out to everyone!

REGISTER via the OAISD to Attend.

Contact List for Health and PE 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. Much appreciated. SHAPE Mi will be using this list to update their records. Health and PE Contact List

NEW "988" Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Number

If someone needs support now, they can call or text 988 or chat 988LIFELINE.org. 988 connects them with a trained crisis counselor who can help.

What is 988 for? Video

988 Youth Resource Page

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Stay Well Program's Teen Page

"We are committed to helping teenagers and young adults maintain mental wellness as they deal with life changes due to the pandemic. Discover feel-better tips in our videos and brochures; find peer support in our Teen Talk group; and learn coping skills by joining a Stay Well workshop." Teen Page

Michigan Model for Health

The Michigan Model for Health™ is a nationally recognized, comprehensive, evidence-based, Pre-K through 12 curriculum built around skills-based instruction.

Coming this Fall: Online Students Lessons and NEW Teacher Resources

There have been many updates to the Michigan Model for Health™ curriculum. They will be released this fall for your use via the virtual curriculum. Some of those updates include: teacher resources in Google, teacher access to online student lessons, student portals, interactive lessons and more! Stay tuned!

K-12 MMH and SEL Alignment

An alignment document that covers the K-12 grade levels of the Michigan Model for Health (MMH) curriculum and the SEL competencies from Collaborative on Academic and Social Emotional Learning (CASEL) was recently developed.

It starts by stating: "The health standards, skills, and topics taught in MMH and the SEL Competencies put forth by the Collaborative on Academic and Social Emotional Learning (CASEL) are tightly aligned. In this document you will first find key components of each and the overall big picture of this alignment; followed by a smaller grain size illustration of the alignment of Michigan Model for Health (MMH) by grade level, topic, learning objective, and standards to the SEL Competencies and their key indicators."

Follow this link to see the detailed alignment: http://bit.ly/MMHandSEL

National Wellness Month

Did you know that August is National Wellness Month? Check out Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Summer Fitness Calendar, tasks, certificates, observances, and additional resources to stay active during the summer months.

Registration for the 2022 Child, Adolescent and School Health (CASH) Conference is now open!

The CASH Conference will be held September 19-22, 2022 in a hybrid format - live at the Park Place Hotel in downtown Traverse City, along with a virtual option for those unable to join in person. Attached is the conference agenda and registration/event details flyer. They hope you will consider joining them for their first in-person conference since 2019!

Registration Information

SHAPE Michigan

Presenters Needed: Interested in presenting at the SHAPE Michigan Conference November 10-12, 2022 in Traverse City, fill out this form to apply.

There are five regions for SHAPE Michigan. The OAISD is in Region 2 and Tess Armstrong from Grand Valley State University is our representative. If you have any questions, you can reach out to Tess at armsteph@gvsu.edu.

Earn a FREE Combined Certificate and a Master's Degree Fully ONLINE!

Western Michigan University recently received a $1.24 million grant from the US Dept of Education with the purpose of preparing qualified students to each an interdisciplinary graduate certificate in Adapted Physical Education and PBIS with a self-selected Master's degree in either Physical Education: APE Concentration or Master of Art in Special Education: Behavioral Specialist Concentration.

Need LGBTQIA+ Resources for your Classroom?

The Pride in Diversity Newsletter contains the following:
  • Ottawa and Allegan County Mini-Grant
  • State Board of Education Best Practice Strategies
  • MDE Webinars
  • Opportunity for In-District Professional Development
  • Local and State Resources

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 at www.michigan.gov/michild