On Friday January 19th, 9th grade Da Vinci Design High School students will have the opportunity to see a dramatic performance entitled “What Goes Around.” This performance is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. Because the play involves sexual education, it is necessary that each parent know they can opt out. The play tells the story of five students and how their behavior and connections to each other also connect them to other people who are unknown to them. The play uses visual monitors, text messaging, cellular and computer technology to better reach its audience and to clearly illustrate its message: there are epidemic rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in the high school age group.
“What Goes Around” provides health information about STDs in a topical way. Students hear the facts and myths about STDs and see how the choices they make have a lasting impact on the lives of other people. The 60 minute play is followed by a 15 minute talkback session in which the actor-educators answer audience questions about sexually transmitted diseases. The key message points of “What Goes Around” are:
1. The option of abstinence
2. The importance of testing
Also happening in conjunction with this play is the sex ed-health lessons/curriculum that will be every happening every Thursday and Friday in your student’s advisory for the remainder of the semester. Because the play and the curriculum involves sexual education, it is necessary that each parent/guardian know they can opt out. Any student not attending the assembly and not attending advisory will report to a study hall for the duration of the play and advisory on Thursdays and Fridays.
For more information about the play you can visit their website: http://xnet.kp.org/etp/scal/std_prevention/index.html and/or view the Program information sheet: https://etsoutherncalifornia.kaiserpermanente.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-2018-STD-Prevention-Program-Info-Sheet.pdf
More info on the curriculum used in the advisories classes can be found here: http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/locations/family-planning/education/FLASH/high-school.aspx
Click on the below link to access the permission slip, which is due to your student’s advisory teacher no later than Thursday January 18.
Kaiser Play and Sex-Ed Health permission slip
Permission slips will also be handed out in your student’s advisory class on Tuesday January 16.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call your counselor at 310-725-5800, or email your student’s counselor:
Pam Baker, Last Names A-Gl, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Fusco, Last Names Go-O, email@example.com
Erin Knott, Last Names P-Z, firstname.lastname@example.org