Milaca Public Schools
500 Highway 23 West
Milaca, MN 56353

10th Grade Health Syllabus


Instructor:                  Email:                                                                        Phone:

Jackie Keller                                   320-982-7183

Health room-162 320-982-7362

Best time to contact:  7:30-8:00 or 3:15-3:45

Course Description

The intent of the Health program is to help you make independent, informed decisions concerning your physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being.  It encourages you to discover your capabilities and responsibilities for attitudes and patterns of behavior that will promote a full and satisfying life.  During these units you will become aware of community health resources and will hear from a variety of speakers.

Units of Study*

•Understanding Health & Wellness                         •Nutrition

•Responsible Decision Making                                •Chemical Health

•Self-Esteem                                                            •Tobacco, Drugs & Alcohol

•Stress Management                                                 •Addiction & Codependency

•Mental Health & Disorders                                       •Growth & Development

•Coping with Loss & Grief                                         •Reproductive anatomy, organ function & hormones   

•Suicide Prevention •Birthing process & birth control

•Mental Health Professionals                                   •Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases

*Unit sequence may be adjusted due to school-related testing and/or unforeseen events.



Grades are based on an accumulation of points throughout the quarter. Points are earned from daily work, tests, projects, research papers and/or other assessments.   

95-100% = A 73 - 76% = C

90 - 94% = A-    70 - 72% = C-    

87 - 89% = B+    67 - 69%= D+

83 - 86% = B    63 - 66%= D

80 - 82% = B-    60 - 62% = D-

77 - 79% = C+ 59% & below = F

We as teachers do NOT give grades, students EARN grades by showing us what you have learned.

 Make-Up Work:

It is your responsibility to check on Google Classroom and make-up work if you have missed class.  Seek help from your teacher before or after school NOT during class.  Students will be given one week (7 calendar days) to turn in late assignments, after one week (7 calendar days) students will be given no credit for the missing assignment. 

Late Work: All work is expected to be turned in on the due date.  Students will be given one week (7 calendar days) to submit late work, after one week students will receive no credit.  The two days to make up missed work due to an absence is incorporated into the 7 days. 

Materials Needed For Class

You are expected to bring your charged Chromebook, a notebook, folder, pencil/pen to class every class period.  Textbooks will remain in the room unless checked out with the instructor.

Classroom Rules

  1. Be On Time. (In assigned seat when the bell rings).
  2. Be Prepared. (Have all required materials with you and ready to use).
  3. Follow teacher’s directions the first time they are given. 
  4. Respect your teacher and classmates in words and actions.

1st incident results in a student/teacher meeting to discuss behavior plan.

  2nd incident results in parent contact and the development of a behavior plan.

3rd incident results in meeting with administration. 


*   Behaviors that are safety issues may result in immediate removal from class. 


Our School’s Anti-Bullying Rules

  1. We will not bully others.
  2. We will try to help students who are bullied.
  3. We will try to include students who are left out.
  4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.

Cell phones/Electronic Devices

Cell phones and other electronic devices, besides school issued Chromebooks, are NOT to be brought to Health class, unless directed by the teacher to do so.  Electronic devices are NEVER to be used in any locker rooms or restrooms.  Failure to comply with this procedure will result in a behavioral referral.

Attendance Policy

In accordance with the district’s attendance policy, you will be allowed 12 absences.  After 12 absences, you will lose credit in this class.  Please see your student handbook for further details.

Academic Integrity

All students are expected to exhibit personal honesty in their work. Academic integrity allows each learner to be evaluated on his or her personal accomplishments and compete on an equal basis with all other students for their scholastic achievements. Unless explicitly announced otherwise by the instructor, students are expected to work alone on all assignments/quizzes/tests/projects. Students who act in an academically dishonest manner will receive no credit (zero) for any and all assignments that were not their own intellectual work. Academic dishonesty may also result in additional consequences, such as failure of the course.

Please sign and date in the spaces below.  Your signature implies that you have read and understand the expectations of this class and will put forth full effort to follow the expectations.  If you have any questions/concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your teacher.



Student Printed Name ___________________________________Date ________________


Student Signature ______________________________________Date ________________

Parent/Guardian Printed Name ____________________________Date ________________

Parent/Guardian Signature _______________________________ Date ________________


If you have any questions please feel free to email.