•                 FAMILY HEALTH                

    Mr. Schmidt


    Room 403

    Hello and welcome to family health. My name is James Schmidt. I am excited and looking forward to a great year.

    Family Health is designed to create a better understanding of how to make positive choices that concern one’s health and wellness. Throughout the semester, students will engage in a variety of activities and will take an active role in maintaining their own physical, mental, and social growth/development.

    STUDENT EXPECTATIONS: The rules and regulations stated in the Cascade High School student planner will be respected and enforced. Students will also be expected to:

    • Respect everyone and everything in the classroom. This means listening without talking while others are speaking, and avoid all put-downs.
    • Come to class prepared and ready to learn. This means you are equipped with a positive attitude, required homework is complete and materials: paper, pencil or pen, and other supplies necessary are ready for learning.
    • Respect the teacher right to teach and the student’s right to learn. When we treat students and adults with respect, they’re much more likely to do the same to others.
    • Electronic Device Use – I encourage the use of electronic communication devices (ECDs, i.e., smartphones, tablets, laptops, personal computers, cellular phones, and other similar electronic devices.) An ECD can play a positive role in furthering students learning. An ECD shall not be used in a manner that disrupts the educational process, including but not limited to, posing a threat to academic integrity. Students who violate these conditions of use will be subject to disciplinary action.

    If an ECD disrupts the educational process, the following progressive discipline will be followed. (OFF-OFF & AWAY)

    1. First Violation
      The teacher issues a warning and manages the situation.
    2. Second Violation
      Incident needs to be reported on the Electronic Device Policy Referral Form and sent to the grade-level administrator and the student will be issued an after-school detention. The teacher will list the date when the initial warning was issued and how the situation was managed.
    3. Third Violation
      A referral will be issued and the student will be assigned a Saturday School.
    • Planner – Students will be required to write down any homework, due dates, test dates or classroom reminders in a daily planner (the planner will be of their choice).

    MATERIALS NEEDED: Students will need writing utensils, notebook paper and flashcards.

    ATTENDANCE/TARDIES:  The school attendance policy is stated in the student planner. Attendance will be taken and students are expected to attend class daily. If you are late to class or absent, please bring an admit slip to class from the attendance office. Students are expected to be in the classroom and ready to learn before the bell rings. A student who is 5 minutes late to class without a pass is tardy. After two tardies, the student will receive a lunch detention and create a plan to be on time. On the third tardy, the student will receive an after school detention with the teacher and parent will be contacted. An Absents Unexcused Late will be given to a student who arrives to class more than 5 minutes late.

    MISSING WORK:  Students are encouraged to have their formative work and projects complete on time. A student may turn work in late, but will lose 10% per school day, up to 50% off. If a student is absent from a class period, it is their responsibility to check on missing assignments. You will be allowed the number of days absent to finish missing work to receive full credit. Missing work is due by the end of each unit.

    TEST RETAKES/MAKE UPS: All classwork/homework needs to be complete before student is able to retake or make up test. Then student can schedule a time before school, during PAWS or after school to complete the test.

    21st CENTURY SKILLS: Each student will demonstrate their performance of specific “21st Century Skills” to help prepare them for the modern workforce. These include the:

    • Basic Skills of reading, writing, mathematics, speaking and
    • Thinking Skills such as creative thinking, problem-solving, decision making and visualization.
    • People Skills, including social, negotiation, leadership, teamwork and cultural diversity.
    • Personal Qualities such as self-esteem, self-management and responsibility.

    They will be embedded in assignments over the semester and checked off as completed.  For more information, go to http://www.k12.wa.us/CareerTechEd/TwentyFirstCenturySkills.aspx  .

    GRADING PROCEDURES: Health is a graduation requirement. Grades will be based on a point system. Formative work, journals and classroom activities grades will be organized in an index. Students will be responsible to keep their index up to date by recording their evaluation of their performance on formative work and actives. Index’s will be turned in for a grade and returned to students. Summative projects and tests throughout the semester will have an additional rubric attached. Point values will vary.  Final grades will be based on the percentages of total points accumulated throughout the semester.      


    FormativeAssessment done during instruction to guide instruction to meet each student’s need.

    Summative: Assessment done at the end of instruction to determine student’s level of mastery of standard.

    Formative Assignments = 20% of the final grade

    Summative Assignments = 75% of the final grade, including the cumulative final exam

                                    21st Century Work Skills = 5% of the final grade

    Grading Scale:  The four-point grading scale is determined as follows:

    4 = I can do it and teach it to someone else                           

    3 = I can do it by myself                

    2 = I can do some, but I still have questions                          

    1 = I cannot do it or I do not understand   

    0 = I have not attempted it                         


    Health and Fitness

    1: Students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain an active life: movement, physical fitness, and nutrition.

    2: Students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle: recognize patterns of growth and development, reduce health risks, live safety.

    3: Students analyzes and evaluates the impact of real-life influences on health.

    4: Students effectively analyzes health and safety information to develop health and fitness plans based on life goals.


    1: Students understand and use different skills and strategies to read.

    2: Students understand the meaning of what is read.

    3: Students read different materials for a variety of purposes.


    1: Students understand and use scientific concepts and principles.

    2: Students know and apply the skills and processes of science and technology.

    3: Students understand the nature and contexts of science and technology.


    1: Students write clearly and effectively.

    2: Students write in a variety of forms for different audiences and purposes.

    3: Students understand and use the steps of the writing process.

    4: Students analyzes and evaluate the effectiveness of written work

    Click " Syllabus Signature Form " to download. Please read, complete necessary information and sign. Return to Mr. Schmidt.

    I am excited to get to know each and every one of you. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 425-385-6124 or email me at jschmidt@everettsd.org .


    Thank you,

    James Schmidt

    Cascade High School

    Family Health Teacher