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    Puberty Health and Sex Ed Weeks

    The Healthy Oakland Kids and Healthy Oakland Teens Curriculum is delivered each school year in grades 5-9. Each grade level receives age appropriate information based on California state guidelines.


    • 9th Grade Sex Ed Week takes place in the fall (usually in November) and the series of 10 lessons are taught by trained Biology and ELA teachers.
    • 6th-8th Grade Puberty Health & Sex Ed Weeks take place in the spring (usually in March) and the lessons are delivered by trained middle school Science teachers.
    • 5th Grade Puberty Health Week takes place in the winter (usually in January) and the lessons are delivered by trained 5th grade teachers.


    For more information about exactly when you will receive Puberty Health or Sex Ed week this school year, ask your Science teacher.


    Resources for Students

    If you need information on sexual health services, counseling services or healthy relationships, check out the Healthy Oakland Teens Web App.

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    High school students interested in an internship related to sexual health education can email Katie Kelly-Hankin at katie.kelly-hankin@ousd.org to learn more.