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Reproductive Health Programs

Reproductive health programs are taught in 7th grade and 9th grade as part of their health class. Programs follow the Hawaii State DOE Abstinence-Based Education Policy #2110 and the Sexual Health Education policy 103.5. They are taught by trained personal in both programs. Information about the programs are below. Parent consent is required for participation in the programs and a parent night is offered prior to the 7th grade program. Please contact Moani Aiona at 248-4815 if you have any questions or would like to view the curriculum.

 

Puberty presentations are offered in 4th and 5th grade. There are between 2-4 presentations throughout the year presented by our partner Family and Support Services of Maui. Presentations include anatomy and focus on changes students are going through at this age. They are age appropriate and informative. Parent notice and consent will be distributed prior to presentation day. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns at 248-4815.

 

7th grade program: Pono Choices

Pono choices: A culturally responsive teen pregnancy and STI prevention program is a 10 module curriculum that provides young adolescents with knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs necessary to reduce their risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy by incorporating medically accurate information, character education and Hawaiian cultural values. Please go to www.cds.hawaii.edu/ponochoices for more information.

 

9th grade program: Reducing the Risk (RTR)

Reducing the Risk: Building Skills to Prevent Pregnancy, STI and HIV (ETR and Associates), focuses on the development of attitudes and skills that will help teens prevent pregnancy and the transmission of STIs, including HIV. This research-proven approach addresses skills such as risk assessment, communication, decision making, refusal strategies and delay tactics. This 16 lesson program is taught as part of health class.

Starting in the 2017-2018 school year, all students entering 7th grade need to have a physical exam. (Act 118)
 
Things to know...
1. The physical exam should be done within 12 months before the start of 7th grade by a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional.
2. Let the school know if you need more time because of scheduling.
3. Form 14, which can be found in the main office, should be filled out by the doctor's office and brought to school when you register your child for 7th grade. 
4. Use the physical exam as a time for you and your child to ask the doctor or nurse questions about teen health and wellness issues. 
 
For more information, visit www.hawaiipublicschools.org, and search for "Physical Exam"
Hawai'i State DOE Abstinence-Based Education Policy
In order to help students make decisions that promote healthy behaviors, the Department of Education shall instruct students that abstention from sexual intercourse is the surest and most responsible way to prevent unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS, and consequent emotional distress. The abstinence-based education program shall: 
  1. Support abstention from sexual intercourse and provide skill development to continue abstention;
  2. Help youth who have had sexual intercourse to abstain from further sexual intercourse until an appropriate time; and
  3. Provide youth with information on and skill development in the use of protective devices and methods for the purpose of preventing sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.