5th Grade Puberty Information

During the Spring semester, all 5th grade physical education teachers and campus counselors will be working in collaboration to teach the Puberty- the Wonder Years curriculum.

Puberty- the Wonder Years covers the physical changes to the body during puberty. We urge you to reinforce the material by discussing it with your child, if you have not already done so. The information covered in this curriculum includes:

            Body changes during puberty

            Hygiene

            Male and female reproductive systems

            Social and emotional changes

            You, your body and puberty video

In accordance with WISD District Policy, a parent or guardian may request that his or her child be allowed to “opt out” of the Puberty- the Wonder Years curriculum. Such a request can be submitted to the child’s respective campus by writing a letter, sending a signed note with your child, sending an email, or calling the campus office.  Students who “opt out” shall be assigned independent reading and writing activities and there shall be no grade penalty for students who “opt out.” Students excused from material they or their parent or guardian finds objectionable will be responsible for mastery of any essential elements contained in that material.

Should you elect NOT to have your child participate in the Puberty- the Wonder Years curriculum, you may write a letter, send a signed note with your child, email the child’s campus, or call your child’s campus office to “opt out” of the Puberty curriculum. You may elect to remove your child from the curriculum at any time.

If you have any questions or concerns or wish to view the curriculum, please contact your child’s campus.