The Moreland School District offers comprehensive sexual health education for 7th grade students. This course uses up-to-date and medically accurate health information to address many of the health issues students face, or may face, in their lifetime. The Moreland School District highly recommends that all 7th grade students participate in this course.
This sexual health course is guided by several state laws (EC 51933 and AB 329) including teaching that abstinence from sexual intercourse is the only 100% effective protection against unwanted teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). While abstinence will be emphasized, other forms of prevention and their effectiveness will also be discussed as required by state laws. The curriculum will be taught during 7th grade science classes for approximately two weeks between May 11 and June 9, 2020.
It is also a state requirement that parents or guardians be notified prior to instruction and be offered the opportunity to withhold their child’s participation by submitting an opt-out notification form. If you wish to do so, please complete the attached form and return it to your child’s school office by Friday, May 1, 2020. Students not participating in the instruction will be given other academic assignments to be completed during the class period in a location to be determined by the school’s administrators.
In support of sexual health education, the Moreland School District invites you to attend a Sexual Health Parent Information Evening led by Heidi Winig, Director of Bay Area Communities for Health Education (BACHE). Parents are welcome to attend whichever session is convenient for their schedule. Click here to RSVP to one of the presentations.
Thursday, March 12 ~ 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Latimer School Library
Wednesday, March 18 ~ 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Easterbrook Discovery School Library
Thursday, March 30 ~ 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Moreland Middle School Library
At these sessions, parents/caregivers will:
- receive an overview of the state requirements as defined in the CA Healthy Youth Act.
- have a guided review of all lessons and content materials that will be offered in the Positive Prevention Plus curriculum.
- become acquainted with what parents need to know as their children approach and go through puberty.
- identify ways to initiate conversations with your child and answer sensitive questions.