Parent Preview Night Scheduled for Growth & Development and HIV/AIDS for Ponca City Schools

Ponca City Now - February 16, 2024 6:34 am

The Ponca City Public School District Nurses have scheduled a parent preview night for parents/guardians who would like to review the material that will be discussed and presented at the upcoming Growth and Development and HIV/AIDS classes. The date scheduled for parents to preview materials is Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Administration Building located at 613 East Grand Avenue in Ponca City. Attendees are asked to enter the building through the west door as the preview will take place in the Board Room. The Ponca City School Nurse Consultants will be presenting this information.
Parents will be receiving a notice that includes an opt-out opportunity. If parents DO NOT want their child to attend these classes, they MUST sign the opt-out form or send a written note with the parent’s signature to the school office or the student’s team teacher. Any student who has opted out of the sessions will be provided an alternative education package at that time.
4th & 5th Grade Parents – Growth and Development and HIV/AIDS Education
Classroom sessions will take place at all elementary schools on varied dates. Classroom sessions will be separated by gender for these discussions.
4th grade classroom sessions will present and discuss puberty changes of the male and female.
5th grade classroom sessions will review the changes of puberty and will introduce information relating to HIV and AIDS.
• To help the student gain an understanding of growth and development and HIV/AIDS
• Promote positive attitudes about the changes of puberty
• Identify the concepts of personal rights, decision making and understanding changes of puberty
• Identify and discuss HIV/AIDS
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