Health Education Class

Health Education Class
5/18/2023, 9:15 AM 10:45 AM

Dear Families, 

This year, comprehensive sexual health education will be presented by Rebekah Gregory with LivingWell Medical Clinic. The class will be delivered on May 17th and 81th from 9:15-10:45 for 7th and 8th Graders 

Instructional materials will be available for review by parents/guardians by request through Rebekah Gregory. Please email her at or call her at 530-613-8201. If parents choose to opt their child out of instruction, they can email their request to [email protected] 

California state law, the California Healthy Youth Act, requires that comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education be provided to students at least once in middle school or junior high school and once in high school, starting in grade 7. 

Instruction must encourage students to communicate with parents, guardians or other trusted adults about human sexuality. Instruction must be medically accurate, age-appropriate and inclusive of all students. It must include the following: 

● Information about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including transmission, FDA approved methods to prevent HIV and STIs, and treatment 

● Information that abstinence is the only certain way to prevent unintended pregnancy and HIV and other STIs, and information about value of delaying sexual activity 

● Discussion about social views of HIV and AIDS 

● Information about accessing resources for sexual and reproductive health care 

● Information about pregnancy, including FDA approved prevention methods, pregnancy outcomes, prenatal care, and the newborn safe surrender law 

● Information about sexual orientation and gender, including the harm of negative gender stereotypes 

● Information about healthy relationships and avoiding unhealthy behaviors and situations LivingWell Medical Clinic curriculum includes the following topics: 

STD’s & STI’s Sex & the Law Sex & the Brain 

Teens & Hormones Internet Safety Birth Control 

Pornography Industry Pregnancy Options Fighting Sex Trafficking Safe Relationships 

If you have questions about the content of the curriculum, please contact the LivingWell Education Director Rebekah Gregory at (530) 648-0227. 

State law allows you to remove your student from this instruction. If you do not want your student to participate in comprehensive sexual health or HIV prevention education, please give a written request to Sarah Schwartz by May 3, 2023.

Sincerely,  Sarah Schwartz, Director of Arete Charter Academy,[email protected], 530-268-2805

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