Parental Input Regarding Reproduction and Sexual Health Instruction
GCISD is reviewing reproduction and sexual health instruction in light of changes made by the Texas Legislature and the adoption of a new health textbook. As GCISD considers next steps in light of these changes, we are seeking parental input and feedback.  

The District has already emailed to parents a letter via Skyward that further explains legislative changes and reviews the District's current practices. On April 27, parents received a survey via Skyward to help inform the District’s next steps. We encourage parents who want to become more familiar with the District's current reproduction and sexual health instruction, and to learn about potential new instructional materials, to learn more by visiting the resources below, then complete the survey.
 
Video instructions on accessing the survey can be watched here.  If you plan to not opt your child into this portion of the health education curriculum, we are asking that you still complete the survey. We look forward to, and appreciate, parents' feedback. If you have questions, please contact [email protected]

Resources
Chapter 115 Human Sexuality Overview
TEKS and Overview of Instruction: Grade 4 | Grade 5 | Grade 6 | Grade 8 | Grades 9-12 (Health 1)
Publishers: MARSHMedia | Just Say YES-Youth Equipped to Succeed (Aim for Success) | Quaver (Pending Board Approval) | Goodheart-Wilcox (Pending Board Approval)

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School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) 

The Mission of the GCISD SHAC is to serve as a liaison between the community and school district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in GCISD's health education programs.

GCISD SHAC Open Interest Form
If you are interested in serving as part of the GCISD School Health Advisory Council, please complete this open interest form. You can submit your interest form as only one of three representative options: Campus, Student, or Community.

General Information About the GCISD SHAC:

SHAC Executive Board:

Chair: JoAnna Avakian
Vice Chair: Tara Caldwell
Secretary: Kristine Leathers
Membership:  Ozioma Olowu
Education/Communications:  Jennifer Bargy
Parliamentarian:  Tisha Ghormley
District Representative: Dr. Shiela Shiver

Meetings

Meetings will be held at the Panther Den at PDEC  from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Meetings for the 2021 - 2022 school year are:

September 22, 2021  (Cancelled)
November 17, 2021  -  SHAC Approved Meeting Minutes
January 26, 2022 - Meeting MinutesSHAC recorded Webex 
February 23, 2022 - Approved Meeting MinutesSHAC Recorded Webex 
April 28, 2022 -SHAC Draft Meeting Minutes | SHAC Recorded Webex 
(due to technical difficulties, this recording has no audio)

SHAC Meeting Agendas and Minutes for 2020 - 2021 School Year:
September 2020 SHAC Meeting Minutes
October 2020 SHAC Meeting Minutes
November 2020 SHAC Meeting Minutes
March 2021 SHAC Meeting Minutes (Draft Copy)
April 2021 SHAC Meeting Minutes

SHAC Resources

Wellness Policy:

Links

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model