Giano Intermediate School

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California Healthy Youth Act

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The California Healthy Youth Act requires that comprehensive sexual health education and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention education be taught to students at least once in middle school and once in high school. As required and defined by law, instruction and materials must be medically accurate, objective, age‐appropriate and inclusive of all students. The law further requires that instruction and materials encourage students to communicate with parents, guardians or other trusted adults throughout the curriculum.

The purpose of this instruction is to:

  • Provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect their sexual and reproductive healthfrom HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and from unintended pregnancy.

  • Provide students 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.

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

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

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

This instruction will be provided by your child’s 8th grade science teacher beginning May 26th and ending on June 1. If you do not want your student to participate in the sexual health or HIV prevention education, please email Mr. Ochoa at cochoa@rowlandschools.org or call (626) 550-5543 by May 21, 2020.

We recognize that this material is sensitive and will be modified for the remote online learning environment that resulted from school dismissal. In order to create the best possible environment, we ask that you provide the following at home for your child to participate in the instruction:

1. Earphones/earbuds

2. Private space at home during this instruction. These are intended to create a safe space for students to engage with the curriculum and to keep younger siblings at home from hearing or seeing material that is not age-appropriate.

Once again, instruction will begin May 26th st and end on June 1. If you do not want your student to participate in the sexual health and HIV prevention education, please email your school Principal by May 21st, 2020.

Sincerely,

Mr. Ochoa

Principal,

Giano Intermediate School

Board Vision: The Rowland Unified School District promotes, expects, and accepts nothing short of excellence. We have a collective commitment to be the best school district in California.

Mission: The mission of the Rowland Unified School District, the progressive international community united in learning, is to empower students so that each actualizes his or her unique potential and responsibly contributes to a global society, through a system distinguished by rigorous academics, innovative use of technology, creative exploration and nurturing learning experiences.