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NYSED PHYSICAL EDUCATION, HEALTH EDUCATION, AND ATHLETICS UPDATE FALL 2018

  1. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT  OPPORTUNITIES

https://www.nysahperd.org/content/professional-development/Council-of-Ad...

  • Society for Health and Physical Education of America (SHAPE), National Conference (April 9-13, 2019) in Tampa, Florida-See website: http://www.shapeamerica.org/
  • New York State Athletic Administrators Association (NYSAAA) Leadership Training Program and Certification Program- See website: http://nysaaa.org/contact-us
  • NYSAAA now approved for CTLE credit.
  1. NEW YORK STATE LEARNING STANDARDS REVIEW PROCESS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION HAS BEGUN (Winter/Spring/Summer 2018)
  • Collaborating with NYSAHPERD- Kick off at SED on August 6-7, 2018. Next meeting October 25, 2018. Reviewing National and NYS Learning Standards and Outcomes for NYS. Process and review team includes multiple representatives; (SED, ELA’s, BOCES, NYSAHPERD, NYSBAA, NYSUT and SAANYS, K-12 and Higher Education Institutions).
  1. CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES UPDATED (June 2018)
  • The New York State Education Department Guidelines for Concussion Management in Schools have been revised to reflect the current recommendations on managing concussions. Previous guidance was that students must be completely symptom free to return to activities.  Now there is emerging research suggesting that some symptoms may be acceptable during return to activities.  The updated guidelines now reflect this practice along with emphasizing that schools follow guidance of the student’s health care provider on what symptoms are acceptable for return to activities.
  • A gradual return to physical activity typically is done by progressing a student through levels of activity that increase in duration and/or intensity. Gradual return to activity should occur with the introduction of a new activity level every 24 hours.  If any post-concussion symptoms return, the student should stop the activity and drop back to the previous level of activity. Current research suggests that some level of symptoms with activity is acceptable. Therefore, schools will need to follow provider orders on return to activities. Students should be monitored by district staff daily following each progressive level of physical activity, for any return of signs and symptoms of concussion. A gradual progression should be followed based on the private healthcare provider’s or other specialist’s orders and recommendations.

Please note:  No such pupil shall resume athletic activity until the pupil has been symptom free for not less than twenty-four hours and has been evaluated by and received written and signed authorization from a licensed physician; and for extra class athletic activities, has received clearance from the medical director to participate in such activity. [8NYCRR 136.5 (d)]

  1. RECENT SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES CHANGES (Effective July 1, 2018)
  • Revisions to commissioner’s regulations 136.1-135.3 go into effect 7/1/18.
  • Health examinations must now be completed on a required form.
  • Grade levels for health examinations and required screenings have been revised.
  • New guidelines are available for Health Examination, Vision Screening, Hearing Screening, and Scoliosis Screening.  Due to changes in screening requirements it is important that school health personnel review the new guidelines.
  • Note- In regards to the new health examination form, 2018-2019 is a transition year since health care providers and parents/guardians may not be aware of the new form.  Therefore, schools are strongly encouraged to accept any physical turned in regardless of the form it is completed on. Physicals done prior to 7/1/18 cannot be mandated to be on the new form since the regulation was not in effect.  Please contact the Office of Student Support Services if you have questions.  518-486-6090 or studentsupportservices@nysed.gov

5. NEW INITIATIVES TO COMBAT SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMONG SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN AND STUDENT ATHLETES

 

 
  • Heroin and opioid use continues to grow at an alarming rate. Recent studies have shown that the percentages of high school students in New York State who have reported using heroin or who have injected an illegal drug have more than doubled from 2005 to 2015.
  • Another recent concern with the Department of Health (DOH) is use of Fentanyl among youth.
  • Education and healthcare leaders can increase awareness by talking about underage drinking, substance use disorders, addiction, warning signs, and how to access help. These materials provide guidance on how to have those conversations.
  • A Free Flash Drive Educational Resource has been developed through the New York State Department of Health, specifically to assist you in reaching your students and their families in combating this epidemic. This tool provides readily accessible and striking sample presentations, videos and discussion guides on how to engage students that may be dealing with sports-related injuries and pain relief involving opioid prescriptions or self-treatment with opioid medications.  We know how our athletes  look up to physical education teachers, athletic directors and coaches to guide them, so please order a flash drive.

The New York State Addiction and Substance Use Disorder Educational Resource is available free on a flash drive that may be ordered by sending an email to: B0019W@health.ny.gov (email address contains zeros), or by mailing your request to:

PUBLICATIONS NYSDOH Distribution Center P.O. Box 343 Guilderland, New York 12084

Materials sent to addresses within New York State are provided free of charge. Quantities may be limited.

Please include the name of your school, company, or facility; physical address; name and email address of contact person; and the following description and order number: New York State Addiction and Substance Use Disorder Educational Resource - Pub.# 12029. (Flash drives cannot be mailed to post office boxes).

 

  1. GUIDELINES FOR COACHING (Updated January 2018)
  1. QUALITY PHYSICAL EDUCATION PLAN REMINDER
  1. Is your district plan current? Is your plan frequently updated to ensure high-quality programs are being offered? Is your plan aligned with the current regulations and/or National and NYS Standards? Recommend updating minimum of 7 years. Important when looking for funding and support.
  2. If you need technical assistance or have specific questions contact Darryl Daily at  darryl.daily@nysed.gov
  3. According to Commissioner’s Regulation 135.4 -Physical Education Plans must be filed both at the local level and at the Department. Plans can be sent as a hard copy or as an e-mailed attachment to the Department. E-mail format is preferred.
  1. Amendment of Section 100.5 and Addition of Section 100.20 to   the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to Implement the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children and Provisions Relating to Transfer Credits and Diploma Requirements for Physical Education. (BOR approved November 2017))
  1. ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY amendments (BOR approved at June 2017 meeting)
  1. GUIDELINES FOR SPORT STANDARDS

(Amended and posted January 2017)

  • Competitive Cheerleading was added to the list-January 2017.
  • Note: 2 separate seasons (fall and winter) for competitive cheerleading. 15 weeks for fall competitive cheerleading season. 22 weeks for winter competitive cheerleading season.
  1. IMPORTANT REMINDER TO ALL PHYSICAL EDUCATION DIRECTORS/ATHLETIC DIRECTORS
  • Please make sure all of your coaches are certified and/or are in the process of completing their certification. Re-check to make sure they have all their requirements completed and license in hand in order to coach.

 

IMPORTANT HEALTH EDUCATION RELATED ITEMS

A)  MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION LEGISLATION (Effective July 1, 2018)

  • Mental Health Education Legislation Chapter 390 of the Laws of 2016 amending Section 804 of Article 17 and states as of July 2018 all schools under the jurisdiction of the department will ensure their health education programs recognize the multiple dimensions of health by including mental health and the relation of physical and mental health so as to enhance student understanding, attitudes and behaviors that promote health, well-being and human dignity http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/lawssrch.cgi?NVLWO
  • SED & Mental Health Association of NYS collaborated as a stakeholder task force to develop guidance resources to implement the new mental health law by July 2018.

 

  1. SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING GUIDELINES (BOE- Presentation May 2018)
  • Introducing New Guidance and Resources for Social Emotional Learning | PDF iconBR (D) 1
  • Supplemental Presentation:

 

C)  NEW YORK STATE COMBAT HEROIN AND PRESCRIPTION OPIOID ABUSE CAMPAIGN

  • Kitchen Table Toolkit
    The Kitchen Table Toolkit was developed to assist individuals (parents, spouses, siblings, teachers, coaches, counselors, probation officers, etc.) with initiating conversations about heroin and opioid abuse. Information, resources, and supports are available so no one needs to be alone in the fight to combat heroin and opioid abuse. Recognizing that addiction is not exclusive to heroin and opioids, this information may be applicable for alcohol and other drugs, also addressed in this toolkit. See page 12 for school-focused information. 
  • For updated Health Education Standards Supplemental Guidance Document See: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/pe/documents/NYSED%20Heroin-Opioids%20Instructional%20Resource%20Packet6.17.pdf

 

D) DEVELOPMENT OF RESOURCES TO EDUCATE ON NEED TO ENCOURAGE ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION

  • Legislation (Summer 2016)-SED began working collaboratively with multiple organizations that promote organ and tissue donation to provide a toolkit that contains model exemplar lesson plans and best practice instructional resources on the importance and value of organ and tissue donation. Information will be shared as it becomes available. See: http://alliancefordonation.org/coming-soon-new-york-state-high-school-cu...
  • Please note-APRIL is National “DONATE LIFE” month.

 

E)  DEVELOPMENT OF RESOURCES FOR SEPSIS

F)  GAMBLING RESOURCES

  • In recognition of Problem Gambling awareness Month (April), the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services released a tool kit in collaboration with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to help identify early problem gambling habits in teens.
  • According to OASIS, “The new comprehensive Toolkit can be used by school administrators, educators, pupil personnel services, parent-teacher associations, parents, and community groups to teach students and parents about preventing underage gambling.”

 

G)  COMMISIONER’S REGULATIONS TO REQUIRE INSTRUCTION IN CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSITATION (“Hands Only” CPR) AND INSTRUCTION IN THE USE OF AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFILIBRATORS (Requirement began September 2015)

  • Students in senior high school shall be provided instruction in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator at least once before graduation.

H)  TIC AND LYME DISEASE LEGISLATION (Summer 2016)

Contact Information:                                                Physical Education Web Site:

Darryl L. Daily,                                                           www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/pe/

Associate in Physical Education                        

New York State Education Department

Room 860 EB

89 Washington Avenue

Albany, New York 12234

E-mail: Darryl.Daily@nysed.gov

Phone: (518) 4754-5922