Leopard News 1/23/2022
Community Input Survey, Health and Safety Lessons, Calendar
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Student Health and Safety Lessons
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are about to embark on our Body Safety lessons and we wanted to thank you for partnering to support student learning and safety in Junction City. Beginning in February your student will have the opportunity to learn about body safety during classroom counselor lessons.
Our Body Safety series (using SafeTOUCH curriculum) will teach:
Safety with “helpers” and “strangers” (at Home/in the Community and at School)
Children to recognize the difference between “OK” and “Not OK” touch
How to say “NO” and how to ask for help through expression/assertiveness training
Students to know who are their “Helpers” (at school and home) and how to keep their bodies safe
This program meets the requirements of Erin’s Law (Oregon SB 256), which states that the program used must include “developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive and evidence-based instruction for each grade level.” The age-appropriate curriculum we use includes role-playing, discussion, activities and books to educate students about body safety, prevention and response to unsafe situations. The instruction provides students with the knowledge and tools to communicate incidents of physical and sexual abuse, instruction regarding "safe touch," "ouch touch," and “private touches”, "safe secrets," "unsafe secrets," and how to get help and report an unsafe situation.” The chosen curriculum, SafeTOUCH, meets all these requirements.
We are grateful for parents/guardians’ support and partnership. Over the past years, our goal has been to build a community of awareness where students and families are informed and practice safety. If you would like to learn more or view the SafeTOUCH curriculum, please contact Susan Remmers, school counselor for Laurel Elementary.
If you feel your student should not participate in these lessons, please fill out information on the form linked below or on the copy that was sent home and return to school by Monday January 30th. An alternative assignment from your student’s teacher will be available in an area away from the classroom receiving the Body Safety lessons.
Susan Remmers and Sarai Pozos
Laurel Elementary School, School Counselors
Information Letter Attached HERE
Community Input Survey
As we continue to strengthen our systems and programs in the Junction City School District, we want to hear from you about your child's needs in order to help us achieve our goals and to support you better. If you do not have a child in the district, we value your input on how to make our schools better. This information will also help us form the Integrated Plan we submit to the state. The Integrated Plan consists of state initiatives; High School Success (M98), Student Investment Account (SIA), Career and Technical Education (CTE), Everyday Matters (Attendance) and Early Indicator and Intervention Systems. These intiatives support goals around attendance, mental health, graduation, increased academic achievement, and readiness for college and career. Theses initiatives in addition to our district vision will create a vision for readiness for all students in Junction City.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and thank you for your input.
English --- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TVXF5ZY
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Location: 1401 Laurel Street, Junction City, OR, USA