Comprehensive Sexual Health
Instructional Dates for 2019-2020
*** Due to COVID-19 school closures, 5th grade students will not be participating in comprehensive sexual health instruction for this school year. Middle school and high school will continue with the Teen Talk units via distance learning. The middle school window for comprehensive sexual health instruction has been revised to include the range of May 22 - June 5, 2020.
- Please find the attached parent notification letters for comprehensive sexual health being taught at the middle school level.
- High school teachers will be communicating directly with students and families about the dates for their Teen Talk instructional units.
Please visit this link to view the matrix of dates in which the instructional unit for comprehensive sexual health will be taught at each of our school sites for 5th grade and 7th or 8th.
Request a Digital Preview
If you are a parent/guardian and would like to request a digital preview of the board adopted instructional materials that will be used for comprehensive sexual health instruction, please use the following links to request this access.
- 5th Grade Positive Prevention Plus for Upper Elementary
- 7th or 8th grade Health Connected Teen Talk
- High School Health - Health Connected Teen Talk
In May 2017, San Juan Unified revised school board policy to align with the purpose and intent of the California Healthy Youth Act. To learn more about the requirements in the California Healthy Youth Act, please visit the following resources:
- California Department of Education
- Fast Facts about the California Healthy Youth Act
- Facts about the California Healthy Youth Act for Grades K-6
- 5th Grade Comprehensive Sexual Health - Frequently Asked Questions
- Middle School Comprehensive Sexual Health - Frequently Asked Questions
- High School Comprehensive Sexual Health - Frequently Asked Questions
During the 2017-2018 school year, an adoption committee was convened to pilot and adopt new materials for comprehensive sexual health instruction in grades 5, middle school, and in high school health. After an extensive pilot and vetting process, new materials, aligned to the California Healthy Youth Act, were adopted by the school board. The materials are as follows:
- 5th Grade: Positive Prevention Plus for Upper Elementary
- Middle School (in grades 7 or 8 only): Health Connected Teen Talk Middle School
- High School (in high school health course): Health Connected Teen Talk High School
All teachers who will be providing comprehensive sexual health instruction have received extensive training.
Notification and Opt-Out Procedure
Both at the start of the school year and and two weeks before teachers begin the comprehensive sexual health instructional unit, a letter will be sent home with all students to provide notification to parents and guardians. In addition, the letter will provide details on when and where the curriculum may be viewed for more information. As stated in the notification letter, a student's parent/guardian may opt their child of the instructional unit. In the case that a student is opted out of the instructional unit, the teacher will provide an alternative assignment or activity in an alternative location.
To opt out, or remove, your child from the comprehensive sexual health instructional unit, please send a wrtten note or email to your child's teacher or principal. It is important to note that if you do not opt your child out of the instructional unit, your child will participate in the comprehensive sexual health unit. This is a passive opt out and is required by the California Healthy Youth Act.
5th Grade Curriculum: If you are unable to view the materials at your child's school site and would like to request a digital preview, please complete this form.
Grade 7 or 8 curriculum: If you are unable to view the materials at your child's school site and would like to request a digital preview, please complete this form.
High School Health Class Curriculum: If you are unable to view the materials at your child's school site and would like to request a digital preview, please complete this form
Frequently Asked Questions
Based on parent feedback, we have developed a list of frequently asked questions for the 5th grade parents and guardians.
Please contact Paula Baucom, Program Specialist for K-12 Science/Health with any questions.