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Horner Jr. High Comprehensive Sexual Education & Health Instruction


Dear Parents/Guardians,


This is a reminder that our Comprehensive Sexual Education and Health unit will be coming up this spring. This course of study will conform to the guidelines provided by the California State Education Code 51933 and the California Healthy Youth Act.   This is an approximately two week unit designed to:

1.       Provide pupils with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect their sexual and reproductive health from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and from unintended pregnancy.

2.       Provide pupils with the knowledge and skills they need to develop healthy attitudes concerning adolescent growth and development, body image, gender, sexual orientation, relationships, marriage, and family.

3.       Promote understanding of sexuality as a normal part of human development.

4.       Ensure pupils receive integrated, comprehensive, accurate, and unbiased sexual health and HIV prevention instruction and provide educators with clear tools and guidance to accomplish that end.

5.       Provide pupils with the knowledge and skills necessary to have healthy, positive, and safe relationships and behaviors.


We will be holding a parent info night on Wednesday March 28 from 6-7 in the Horner Library.

At this meeting we will be reviewing the curriculum with the parents and answer any questions you may have.


You can also preview the curriculum ahead of time here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XPFTT6nSr-OvEChgGxRY2MZfjTlmtVN2Cr5Cp8h7mMQ/edit



Tentative Instructional Dates for the Unit:

7th Grade: April 30-May 11, 2018

8th Grade: May  21-June 5, 2018





NOTE: State law allows parents/guardians to opt their student out of any or all comprehensive sexual health education lessons. Students opting out of comprehensive sexual health education lessons will be provided alternate curriculum under the supervision of a credentialed teacher.

If you do not want your student to participate in comprehensive sexual health education, you must provide, in writing (email or on paper), a note to your student’s teacher no later than April 20th.

Posted by: Brigid Welch Published:3/2/18
Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Parents