Middle School Health

Beginning in Grade 5, students are taught and health physical education in a specialized health and physical education setting. To learn more about the curriculum, follow the links below.

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.

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.

The Fair Lawn Middle Schools health curriculum has been developed to address important information related to a child’s development of physical, mental, emotional and social health. The grade 5-8 health program is spiraled in nature and aligned to the 2020 NJSLS in Health & Physical Education. Students will be introduced to appropriate and relevant health content in grades 5 which will be further developed as a child progresses through middle school. Important life skills such as communication skills, goal setting, character building, time management, and conflict resolution, refusal skills, dealing with peer pressure, decision making, and stress and anger management are incorporated throughout each of the units.

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

Community Connections

 Grade 5 LEAD Program.

 Grade 6 Lead Program

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

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


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 has lost their opt out letters, they can be downloaded from this website.

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

Please contact your child's health teacher with any questions.