Elementary School Health

Beginning in 2020, our district adopted THE GREAT BODY SHOP as our health education resources.

Fair Lawn educators have dissected the NJDOE requirements and cross referenced them with our resources to make a user friendly guide for parents to review. Click the link above.

Note: We don't cover all the topics from The Great Body Shop in your student's class. Refer to the Fair Lawn Schools Curriculum for details and when in doubt, speak to your child's teacher. Scroll down for more information on The Great Body Shop.

Click the link above to better understand what the NJDOE expects schools to teach and students to learn in NJ public education

Fair Lawn Schools Health Curriculum

Note to Parents:  When reviewing these curricula, please pay close attention to the "objectives" which describe how we address the NJ State standards in our classrooms.

Please contact your child's teacher for specific questions related to the health curriculum.

For more details on the content in THE GREAT BODY SHOP, click on the link below.

Please contact your child's class room teacher if you have questions.

How do I opt my child out of parts of the health curriculum?

The following statute provides an opt-out option for any instruction in health, family life education or sex education and would apply to any instruction in accordance with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards – Comprehensive Health and Physical Education.

Any child whose parent or guardian presents to the school principal a signed statement that any part of the instructions in health, family life education or sex education is in conflict with his conscience, or sincerely held moral or religious beliefs shall be excused from that portion of the course where such instruction is being given and no penalties as to credit or graduation shall result therefrom.
L.1979, c. 428, s. 2, eff. Feb. 11, 1980.

Beginning in 2022-2023, classroom teachers will provide parents with information about opting out rather than having this information collected via Genesis Portal.

If your child lost their opt out letter, they can be downloaded from this website.

Health & PE Laws & Statutes | Fair Lawn Public Schools (fairlawnschools.org)

Please contact your child's teacher for additional information.