Health Preview for Full-Time Families: January 16

The California Healthy Youth Act (California Education Code Sections 51930-51939) requires comprehensive sexual health education and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention education to be taught at least once in middle school and once in high school. As defined by law, the instruction and materials must be medically accurate, objective, age‐appropriate, and inclusive of all students. The goal of the instruction and materials is to encourage learners to communicate with parents, guardians, facilitators, or other trusted adults about human sexuality. Beginning this year, our charter school will offer this instruction to students in grade seven unless the parent decides to opt out of this new school requirement.

We value the partnership between our staff and families, and we are inviting parents to preview the curriculum and chat with the course facilitator before the course is offered. Please join us for a preview on Thursday, January 16, at 4:00 p.m. via video conference.

To opt your child out of this offering, please send an email directly to your child’s academic coach to let them know.


Upcoming Events

January 16: Start of semester full-time families for coach meetings and advisory activities January 17: Semester 1 official Reports of Progress emailed to full-time families January 27: Start of Semester 2/Quarter 3 classes January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day – no classes January 28: Parent and learner LCAP meeting via Zoom January 29: iLEAD … Continue reading “Upcoming Events”

Online Safety for Kids

While we encourage more time outside, we also want to encourage parents to be proactive about safety in the digital world. Common Sense Media provides excellent evidence-based parent guides to various online options for youth. Please let us know if you need support or more resources.

Things to Do: Ice Skating in Santa Monica

Downtown Santa Monica is a winter wonderland with an 8,000-square-foot ice-skating rink waiting for you! The rink will be open until January 20. Skate rental and all-day admission (2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m./12 a.m.) is $15. Snacks and hot chocolate are available for purchase. To learn more, visit the Ice website.