Growth, Development, and Sexual Health Grades 4-7
Sexual Health And HIV/AIDS Prevention Instruction
The Governing Board recognizes that accurate information about family life and human sexuality may contribute to a decreased risk for sexually transmitted diseases or unintended pregnancies. The Board also recognizes that Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) pose a public health crisis and that education is a necessary component for helping to slow the spread of this disease. The Board therefore desires to provide a well-planned sequence of instruction on comprehensive sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention.
The district's curriculum shall be based on medically accurate and factual information and shall help students understand the biological, psychological, social, moral, and ethical aspects of human sexuality. The district's program shall comply with the requirements of law and administrative regulation and shall respect the rights of parents/guardians to supervise their children's education on these subjects and to impart values regarding human sexuality to their children.
Each school year, parents/guardians shall be notified about instruction in comprehensive sexual health education and HIV/AIDS prevention education, as well as research on student health behaviors and risks, planned for the coming year. The notice shall advise parents/guardians: (California Education Code (CEC) 48980, 51938)
1. That written and audiovisual educational materials to be used in comprehensive sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention education are available for inspection
2. That parents/guardians may request in writing that their child not receive comprehensive sexual health or HIV/AIDS prevention education
3. That parents/guardians have a right to request a copy of CEC 51930-51939 California Healthy Youth Act
4. Whether the comprehensive sexual health or HIV/AIDS prevention education will be taught by district personnel or outside consultants
OPT-OUT of Family Life and Sexual Health Education for Grades 4-7:
Per CEC 51938: 'A school district shall not require active parental consent ("opt-in") for comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education.' PVSD will only be accepting opt-out from parents, please see next paragraph.Upon written request, a parent/guardian may excuse his/her child from participating in comprehensive sexual health or HIV/AIDS prevention education or from participating in questionnaires or surveys regarding health behaviors and risks. Students so excused by their parents/guardians shall be given an alternative educational activity. (CEC 51240, 51939)A student shall not be subject to disciplinary action, academic penalty, or other sanction if the student's parent/guardian declines to permit the student to receive the instruction. (CEC 51939)The Camarillo Library has the Family Life and Sexual Health DVDs for Grades 4, 5, 6, and 7, available for check-out. Parents/Guardians need to ask for them at the desk in the main lobby, or you can place a request on their website www.camarillolibrary.org. All DVDs are checked out for one week, so please view and return as quickly as possible so the DVDs will be available to as many parents that wish to see the DVDs. Requests can be placed on the DVDs and patrons will be notified when they may pick them up, also at the main circulation desk. If you have any questions regarding checking out the DVDs please call the Camarillo Library at 805-388-5222.Family Life and Sexual Health Video Scripts or Program Summaries:Grade 4: (The Camarillo Library owns 2 copies of each DVD)Just Around the Corner-For Boys
Just Around the Corner-For Girls
You're Not a Little Kid Anymore
Grade 5: The manufacturer of our 5th Grade video does not provide a video script instead is a program summary of each video.
(The Camarillo Library owns 1 set each of the girls & boys that includes the following titles)The Puberty Workshop:
What is Puberty(The Camarillo Library owns 2 copies of DVD)The Immune System: Our Internal Defender (a video script is available for this video)Grade 6: (The Camarillo Library owns 2 copies of each DVD)The Puberty Workshop: HIV & AIDS (no video script, only a program summary)Grade 7: The manufacturer of our 7th Grade videos does not provide a video script instead is a program summary of the videos(The Camarillo Library owns 1 copy of each DVD)