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Elementary Human Growth and Development Update

The Moreland School District is in the process of adopting a new Human Growth & Development curriculum for grade 5. In September 2021, Moreland formed a Human Growth and Development Task Force with teacher, parent, community member, and district office representation from across the district to review the California Health Education framework and standards, as well as the California Healthy Youth Act, as they align with curriculum adoptions. After the curriculum review process, the committee will come together to discuss each program and select one to recommend for adoption. This information can also be found on the district website.

Actualización del Crecimiento y Desarrollo Humanos de la Primaria

El Distrito Escolar Moreland está en proceso de adoptar un nuevo plan de estudios de Desarrollo y Crecimiento Humano para el quinto grado. En septiembre de 2021, Moreland formó un Grupo de Trabajo de Desarrollo y Crecimiento Humano con representación de maestros, padres, miembros de la comunidad y oficinas del distrito de todo el distrito para revisar el marco y los estándares de Educación para la Salud de California, así como la Ley de Juventud Saludable de California, ya que se alinean con las adopciones del plan de estudios. Después del proceso de revisión del plan de estudios, el comité se reunirá para hablar acerca de cada programa y seleccionar uno para recomendar su adopción. Esta información también se puede encontrar en el sitio web del distrito

Be Seen and Heard

Erin’s Law requires schools to implement an age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for grades TK through 12. Victor Pacini, a survivor of sexual abuse, author and motivational speaker, will be assisting our schools in implementing this mandate. Be Seen and Heard, Mr. Pacini’s assembly program, is developmentally appropriate, interactive, and aligned with learning standards. The assemblies are presented in specific grade level groups to ensure that the message is age appropriate for all students. The focus of the presentation is to teach children basic skills to keep them safe from dangerous or abusive situations. The concepts that will be discussed are: Distinguishing safe from unsafe touches Safe/Unsafe Secrets It’s not the child’s fault if someone touches him or her Telling a trusted adult Safety rules at home and school Saying “NO” Mr. Pacini or his colleague will be presenting virtually at all sites. November 4: Middle school grades 6-8 at Latimer and EDS November 5: All elementary grades TK-5 and ISP students November 8: All grades 6-8 at MMS November 10: 5th grade at Payne (alternate day due to science camp) We hosted a well-attended parent informational evening to preview the information that will be shared with the students in the assemblies on October 5, 2021. If you were unable to attend and you would like additional information about this year’s presentation, please view this short “PEACE OF MIND” video at www.victorpacini.com/peace-of-mind-2/. If you would like to opt your child out of this assembly, please complete the following Google Form by Friday, October 29. Please complete one form per child.
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