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Sexual Health Education Curriculum Information

Overview

During the 2021-22 school year, the Worcester Public Schools will be implementing Advocates for Youth’s Rights, Respect, Responsibility, an evidence-informed sexual health education curriculum. The curriculum will be implemented in an age-appropriate manner, by trained Health teachers, according to the National Sex Education Standards and the Massachusetts Health Education Frameworks.

Virtual Forum

There will be an online information session for families:

Kindergarten-3rd grade students - Tuesday, August 31 - 6:00-7:00 p.m.
4th-6th grade students - Tuesday, August 31 - 7:00-8:00 p.m.
7th-8th grade students - Tuesday, September 7 - 6:00-7:00 p.m.
High school students - Tuesday, September 7 - 7:00-8:00 p.m. 
Overview for all grades (k-12) - Monday, September 13 - 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Language interpreters will be available during the webinars.


Opt Out Options:

Caregiver may opt out their student from the sexual education lessons by taking one of the following options:

  1. Return the bottom of the caregiver letter to the building principal
  2. WPS Sex Ed Opt Out Form*

* Responses MUST be completed by September 10, 2021. Students entering the district after 9/10/21 should OPT OUT directly with the school principal using the paper form. 

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