All students in Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District in grades K-12 receive instruction in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education. We value the importance of partnering with families as we educate students in the knowledge and skills they need in order to lead a healthy, active life.
We invite you to examine our district curriculum that can be found by clicking here or by using the links to the right. The curriculum is aligned to the NJ Student Learning Standards for each grade band (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12). If, after reviewing the curriculum, you have questions, please reach out to your child’s health teacher who will be able to answer any questions you may have about when and how the curriculum will be implemented in your child’s classroom.
The Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District acknowledges that parents/guardians are the primary family life educators for their child/children and we are committed to partnering with you to provide supplementary resources to support you in this role.
Although we strongly encourage families to have their student participate in these essential health topics, we want to acknowledge that parents/guardians do have the option of excluding their child from any portion of sexuality/family life education instruction if it is in conflict with their conscience, morally, or religiously held beliefs (see NJ law below). If this is the case, please fill out the appropriate form for your child's school, located to the right. Students who are excused will be assigned to a separate classroom and given an alternative assignment for the duration of those identified lessons.
Section: 18A:35-4.7: Parent's statement of conflict with conscience: 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.
Allison Pessolano, Curriculum Coordinator