The Bobcat Bulletin

Yorba Linda Middle School

January 26, 2019

Important Information

California Health Youth Act Curriculum for 8th Grade Students for 2019

Health Education curriculum topics consisting of personal safety, puberty, abstinence, pregnancy prevention, healthy relationships, and decision making will be discussed throughout the unit. In addition, students will be encouraged to communicate with parents and guardians about human sexuality. The following represents some of the topics that are required to be covered during this unit:

  • HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), effects on the human body, including transmission, FDA approved methods to prevent HIV and STIs, and treatment

  • Abstinence is the only certain way to prevent unintended pregnancy and information about the value of delaying sexual activity

  • Social views of HIV and AIDS including addressing unfounded stereotypes and myths

  • Accessing resources for sexual and reproductive health care

  • Pregnancy, including FDA approved prevention methods, pregnancy outcomes, prenatal care, and the newborn safe surrender law

  • Sexual orientation and gender, including the harm of negative gender stereotypes

  • Healthy relationships and avoiding unhealthy behaviors and situations including sexual harassment, sexual assault, adolescent relationship abuse, intimate partner violence, and sex trafficking


PYLUSD works in partnership with our families and respects the rights of parents/guardians to supervise their children's education on these subjects. In order for you to make an informed decision about your child participating in any or all of these lessons, materials will be available for your preview. You have the right to opt your child out of any or all of these lessons. Should you choose to do so, please submit your request in writing to their Physical Education instructor. Your child will be provided with alternative assignments and their grade will not be adversely affected.


If you would like to preview the materials or have any questions about the Health curriculum, please attend the parent information night on either 1/30/2019 or 1/31/2019 at PYLUSD Professional Development Academy, 4999 Casa Loma Ave, Yorba Linda, CA 92886. For additional information about the CHYA, please visit the PYLUSD website at https://www.pylusd.org/


After School Pick Up

Please be courteous to our neighbors by not blocking the Northbound lanes on Casa Loma so the people who live in those homes can get to and from their homes. Also please do not block the sidewalks at both main campus and the field house when waiting for your student.


LUNCH / DRINK DELIVERIES:

All middle schools are closed campuses. If you must deliver lunch for your student, you must deliver it to the office. It is the student’s responsibility to pick up their lunch from the main office. We do not accept lunches or drinks for groups of students, i.e. birthday pizza to share or lunch/drinks for multiple students.


ShamRock'n Run 2019

The R.E.A.C.H. foundation is hosting the annual ShamRock'n Run on March 17th at Yorba Regional Park from 8 am to 11 am. This is a 5K or 2K Fun Run / Walk. For more information and to register please follow the link. https://www.reach4pylusd.org/2019-shamrock--n-run.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Dc91nRSbzQ

Calendar

January 28- Start of 3rd Quarter


February 11- No School


February 18- No School Presidents Day