Rocklin Unified School District has developed a Comprehensive Sexual Health/HIV/AIDS curriculum for 9th and 10th grade students. Underlying this course, guiding the teacher and all curriculum choices, is the following philosophy:
The Comprehensive Sexual Health/HIV/AIDS curriculum will present factual information based on current scientific evidence which empowers the student to follow a course of abstinence and other healthy sexual attitudes and behaviors, recognizing the family as the primary provider of sex education.
A variety of topics will be covered in the co-ed course, including anatomy and physiology, embryonic and fetal development, sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS, sexual health, reproduction, marriage and parenting, birth control methods and their effectiveness, relationships, decision making skills, abortion, homosexuality, sexual assault and abuse, sexual harassment, and masturbation. Abstinence will be stressed throughout the course. In addition, Kaiser Permanente will be presenting Secrets, an assembly focusing on STDs and HIV/AIDS, to the entire student body on December 5.
A parent orientation will be offered on Tuesday, October 6 from 6:30-7:30 pm. We urge you to attend this parent orientation to review the curriculum and to discuss the written and audio-visual materials that will be used in teaching the Comprehensive Sexual Health/HIV/AIDS program at Whitney High School. This orientation is for parents only; please do not bring children.
You, as a parent/guardian, have certain rights regarding sexual health, HIV, and AIDS education. You have the opportunity to request, in writing, that your child not attend the class. This request shall be valid for the school year in which it is submitted, and you may withdraw your request at any time. Any written or audio-visual materials to be used shall be available for your inspection. Whenever any part of the instruction in sexual health, HIV, and AIDS education conflicts with the religious training and beliefs of the parent/guardian of any pupil, the pupil, on written request of the parent/guardian, shall be excused from the part of the course which conflicts with such religious training and beliefs. (The term "religious training and beliefs" includes personal moral convictions.)
The district course guidelines are available for your review in the Health Department web pages located on the WHS website.
*Note: If you do not wish your student to participate in the full Comprehensive Sexual Health/HIV/AIDS Program, you must return the slip below, signed by you, indicating your preference, by Date: Friday, Oct. 10.
____ No, I do not give permission for my student to participate in the full Comprehensive Sexual Health/HIV/AIDS Program.
____I do want my student to participate in the Comprehensive Sexual Health/HIV/AIDS Program EXCEPT for the following section/s: ___________________________________________
____Please contact me so that we can further discuss my concerns.
Student's Name ____________________________________Grade _________________
Parent's Signature__________________________________ Phone _________________
YOUR STUDENT WILL BE ENROLLED IN THE CLASS IF YOU DO NOT RETURN THIS FORM.