Comprehensive Sexual Health Curriculum Information
SENATE BILL 5395
Per Senate Bill 5395, which requires that all Washington public schools provide comprehensive sexual health education (CSHE) instruction that meets state standards. The bill defines comprehensive sexual health education as recurring instruction in human development and reproduction that is age-appropriate and inclusive of all students. There is no sexual health content required for students in grades K–3. For these younger grades, the curriculum content is focused on social-emotional learning. As has always been the case, parents and guardians have the right to opt their children out of sexual health education instruction at any time.
The HSD school board, with community and educator input, adopted G-W Essential Health Skills and the Human Sexuality accompanying textbook in grades 6-12.
If you choose to opt your student out of the instruction, please fill out the appropriate opt-out waiver located under the Opt-out Waivers link. These students will receive alternate assignments from their science or health teacher and will be supervised in a different location. A new waiver will need to be filled out each year. The dates of instruction are as follows:
Middle School - April 10-14, 2023
High School - 9th grade: January 2023 and May 2023, 10th grade: May 2023
MIDDLE SCHOOL MATERIALS
HIGH SCHOOL MATERIALS