A meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the library at Windsor Middle School, 900 Main St., for the parents of eighth-grade students regarding the curriculum of the healthy sexuality unit.
According to principal Doug Englert, the Windsor Middle School eighth-grade health classes will begin a unit called healthy sexuality. Englert said the 10-day curriculum, designed by the Rocky Mountain Center for Health Promotion and Education, focuses on: resisting peer pressure, problem solving, goal setting and interpersonal and assertiveness skills.
Englert said all homework assignments promote increased communication with a parent or other trusted adult.
This offers the family the opportunity to share their personal values and religious beliefs with their student, he said.
Englert said the assignments are not returned, but remain confidential between the adult and the student. Credit is given when a voucher signed by both participants is returned to class, he said.
“The healthy sexuality unit will be taught in our health education/PE classes near the end of each quarter,” Englert said. “Even though your student might not have the eighth-grade human growth and development unit until second, third or fourth quarter, we will have one parent meeting for the year and that will be Tuesday.”
Englert said to opt out of the unit, the parent may write a letter to a middle school administrator requesting that their student be removed from the class. Alternative assignments will be given to these students by their teachers, he said.