Click the link below to see Stewart's Continuous Achievement Plan:
Stewart CAP Plan Q4.pdf
Important updates about FLASH (Family Life and Sexual Health) Curriculum:
Dear Stewart Middle School Parents or Guardians:
Tacoma Public School adopted the FLASH (Family Life and
Sexual Health) curriculum for all students grades 5-12 in June, 2018 in
alignment with Policy 2125, Policy 2126, and Regulation 2126. Your student will participate in lessons from
the FLASH curriculum the week of:
- 6th grade – June 13th and 14th
- 7th grade – June 6th – 10th
- 8th grade – May 27th – June 3rd
This updated curriculum (FLASH) was selected by a team of
TPS Educators, Family Members, Community Members, and Health Professionals.
Below is information about the FLASH Curriculum. You
can preview the curriculum on the dates below.
After previewing the curriculum, if you do not want your
student to participate in the classes you can fill out a
written waiver and submit it to Mrs. Broome in
the Main Office. Waivers are available at each preview session,
listed below. Alternative learning experiences, unrelated to Sexual Health,
will be provided to students who have signed waivers from their
Family FLASH Curriculum Preview
Come into our
school’s Main Office to view lessons,
as your schedule allows.
About the FLASH Curriculum
FLASH is a medically accurate, age-appropriate
comprehensive sexual health curriculum, as identified by the Office of the
Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
The goals of the curriculum are to prevent teen pregnancy, sexually
transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexual violence, and to increase family
communication about sexual health-related topics such as dating, sex and
FLASH builds skills to support young people in remaining
abstinent, as well as teaching about other methods of disease and pregnancy
prevention. It promotes respectful
communication, and builds skills for healthy relationships. FLASH also contains family homework
assignments that are recommended for students to talk with a family member
about the topics covered in class via a prescribed set of questions.
FLASH provides a protocol for teachers when answering
students’ questions about values that includes referring students back to
families to learn their specific values.
As a result, students may come home with questions about the values and
expectations you have for them regarding these topics. We hope this will provide a meaningful
opportunity for you to talk about these important topics together.
Students will be presented with information concerning
human growth and development. Surveys show that young people would like to talk
more about these issues with a parent or other trusted adult, and research
shows that having these conversations now plays a very important role in
helping students prevent pregnancy, STDs and HIV when they are older. Please
consider talking with your student.
Washington State Law also now requires that students
(grades 5 – 12) receive information annually concerning HIV/AIDS (TPS Policy
& Regulation 2126). Students will learn about how the disease attacks the
body’s immune system and what can be done to prevent the spread of it. Students will be given the opportunity to ask
questions during the presentation.
Stewart Middle School