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Sexual Health Education

In 2020, Senate Bill 5395 required school districts in Washington to provide Comprehensive Sexual Health Education (CSHE) to all students by the 2022-2023 school year.  CSHE is defined in the bill as: Recurring instruction in human development and reproduction that is medically accurate, age-appropriate and inclusive of all students.

The Steilacoom Historical School District No.1 has provided sexual health education in compliance with the state requirements for several years.  Our curriculum outline and materials are unchanged by this new law.

In our district, there is no sexual health content in grades K-4.  Students in these grades are required to be taught social emotional learning skills such as managing emotions, establishing relationships, setting goals, and making responsible decisions.  The sexual health education currently offered to students in grades 5-12 meets the requirements for the new law.  This means we will not be making changes to our current  curriculum.  Families will continue to be encouraged and invited to review our curriculum.  After viewing the curriculum, families have the ability to opt their child out of any or all lessons.

Per school board policy, we will host a parent/guardian event to review the materials used for sexual health education and HIV/AIDS prevention education.  The information session will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the District Professional Development Center (PDC), 511 Chambers Street, Steilacoom. To view the presentation slides for this information session, click here

Families are also invited to review our curriculum by special appointment.  If you are unable to attend the information session, but would like to schedule an appointment, please send a request to scabigting@steilacoom.k12.wa.us. Please include the student's name, school and grade level.