Health and Well-Being

Shepherd utilizes the 3Rs (Rights, Respect, and Responsibility) curriculum for health education instruction.

In addition to weekly Physical Education (PE) classes, students have 30 minutes of allocated recess time per day. When the weather is dry and 32 degrees Fahrenheit (wind chill will be considered) or above, the children will spend some time outside. Consider weather conditions to ensure that students are dressed appropriately. Hats, coats, and gloves should be sent with your children during cold weather months.


To learn more about Shepherd's commitment to providing health and wellness enrichment to our student body, please see Shepherd's OSSE School Health Profiles Form.

Nut-Free Policy

Shepherd Elementary is a nut-free school, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Peanut
  • Hazelnut
  • Almond
  • Macadamia nut
  • Brazil nut
  • Pecan
  • Beechnut
  • Pine nut
  • Butternut
  • Pistachio
  • Cashew
  • Walnut
  • Coconut

Please do not send any of these items or food containing these items, including peanut butter, granola bars with nuts, Nutella, etc., for lunch, snack or classroom parties. Children can react to an allergen by eating or touching a food they are allergic to, and they can also react by touching something that has traces of that food on it, such as peanut butter residue. If they have traces of food on their hands and put their hands in their mouth, they can have a life-threatening reaction. Review the Shepherd Handbook for Food Allergies for more information.