February 15, 2023
Thank you for attending our 7th Grade Parent Information Session on Monday, February 13th. If you were unable to attend you can find a link to recording HERE. The slides that were shared can be found HERE.
In-Person Materials Review:
To schedule an appointment to view the Positive Prevention Plus materials CLICK HERE. These viewing appointments will be held in person in the Boardroom at the District Office (1309 S Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087).
Cupertino Union School District middle schools will be providing comprehensive sexual health education to 7th grade students using the Positive Prevention Plus program. Your student’s science teacher will deliver this instruction using the Positive Prevention Plus curriculum. An outline of the lessons can be found HERE.
Tentative Dates for Instruction:
- CMS: May 15th - June 2nd
- Hyde: May 15th - June 2nd
- Kennedy: May 15th - June 2nd
- Lawson: March 8 - March 24
- McAuliffe: May 2nd - June 1st
- Miller: May 23rd - June 9th
Procedures for Opt-Out:
State law allows a parent/guardian to remove (opt-out) their student from this instruction. Parents/guardians may opt-out of selected lessons that discuss human reproductive organs and/or their functions or the entire program. Please note that if a parent/guardian opts their child out of selected lessons, there is a chance that topic may come up again during one of the following lessons through student or classroom discussions. Parents who wish to opt-out of all or part of the sexual health and HIV-AIDS prevention instruction should send a letter or email to the school principal specifying:
Their child’s name and grade level
A statement expressing the parent’s or guardian’s choice to opt-out of this curriculum for their student
The specific lessons that the parent/guardian does not want their child to receive. (Please reference the scope and sequence of lessons provided during the information session)
Contact information for the parent/guardian
Students who do not participate in these lessons will be assigned an alternate curriculum addressing grade level health standards including topics such as nutrition, stress, and screen time. You can find links to the lessons here.
Parent resources from our adopted curriculum: Positive Prevention Plus
PPP Homework overview and conversation prompts for parents and caregivers
Additional updates and resources can be found on our website.
Parents/guardians have the right to request copies of Education Code 51933, 51934, 51938, and 51930-51939. You may do so by sending an email to Miko Pennington (email@example.com) in the Educational Services Department.
Visit the California Department of Education website: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/se/
If you have additional questions, please reach out to your child’s science teacher or your school site principal.
Nick Prychodko, Director of Instructional Leadership and Intervention
Allison Liner, Associate Superintendent of Educational Services