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Parent Information and Opt Out - Health Curriculum

Back To School Night Information

Health Educators will be expected to provide a detailed overview to families regarding their Health Curriculum as part of a Back to School Night presentation or a separate Health Night.  In all areas, parents and guardians are a child’s first and most influential teachers.  Parents, guardians and schools share a common goal: we want students of all ages to be healthy in all aspects of their lives.  As Health Educators we want to encourage families to ask their child what they are learning in health education class in all lessons, not only those relating to sexual health.  We also want to provide families with information, strategies, and resources to support their child in leading a healthy lifestyle.

Opting Out of Health Lessons

The Beaverton School District values the importance of educating our students to make

The Beaverton School District values the importance of educating our students to make healthy choices, manage the demands of their lives, and to develop healthy coping mechanisms.  The K-12 comprehensive health education curriculum adopted by the Beaverton School District promotes a rigorous and balanced skills based approach to teaching health, based on the Oregon Health Education Standards and Performance Indicators and Oregon State Laws.

The grade level learning targets and materials have been thoughtfully reviewed by district teachers, administrators, parents, community representatives and health professionals to insure that the content is medically accurate, developmentally appropriate, and acceptable to the community. Teachers have been trained in best practices for teaching health skills through the new curricula.

In all areas, parents and guardians are a child’s first and most influential teachers. Parents, guardians and schools share a common goal: we want students of all ages to be healthy in all aspects of their lives. Ask your child what he or she is learning in health education class in all lessons, not only those relating to sexual health.

If you are interested in an overview of this curriculum, you may also access information on our district website.

After reviewing this material, if you have further questions regarding all or part of the health curriculum, please inquire with your school administration. If you so choose, your administrator can refer you to the curriculum opt-out documentation.