May 27, 2019
On May 28, 2019, the health classes are going to be teaching Theme Five – Human Sexuality. This is a mandatory component of the Alberta Program of Studies, and is offered in all three grades. All human sexuality outcomes have been boldfaced and italicized to assist the teachers in identification of these outcomes. (see accompanying list)
Parents/Guardians have the right to exempt their child from this instruction, and the teachers will then provide an alternative learning experience.
We have invited Dr. Greg Smith to speak to the entire student body for one hour (1:30-2:30pm). Each grade will be divided by gender and grade for the last 20-30 minutes. Dr. Smith will only be spending time with the Grade 9s this year answering any of their questions. While Dr. Smith is with the grade 9 classes, the grade 7 and 8 classes will be doing worksheets, and/or reading and discussing the materials from the health textbook with a staff member of the same gender. Please know that all staff members will treat this material with every sensitivity and respect so that none of our students will be embarrassed or feel uncomfortable.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us here at the school (752-3348).
Mr Francis/Mrs Vanhierden (7) Mrs. Kain (8) Miss Meeks (9)
If you would like to opt out your child, please print the form and return it to the office.