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Alaska Safe Children's Act - Monday, Jan. 30th - Letter to Parents.

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

 

Steller will be teaching the Alaska Safe Children’s Act/ Personal Safety lessons this school year on September 19th, October 10th, November 14th, January 30th, and February 13th during Advisory. The first of these lessons will happen on Monday next week. Grade-level advisors will present age-appropriate lessons about personal body safety in a non-threatening way, along with the skills needed for self-protection. The focus of the lessons will be to empower students with the information and skills to protect themselves and seek help from the physical, psychological and emotional harm that can occur from abusive situations, is part of the Anchorage School District’s plan to enact the Alaska Safe Children’s Act and will be handled in a sensitive, respectful manner.

 

ASD Prevention Tools

  • Climate – Creating a safe and respectful learning environment, which is well managed, supportive, and engaging with active participation.

  • Direct instruction – Using a variety of evidence based curricula and programs to deliberately teach about risk factors and healthy relationship skills.

  • Infusion – Integrating social and emotional learning skills throughout the day and in all curriculum areas through modeling of instructional practices that promote SEL skill practice and maximize learning.

  • At home and community supports – Developing awareness about available supports and resources outside of the school day.

 

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) developed curriculum is comprised of three separate age and developmentally appropriate bands for grades 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12. Each grade band contains 5 modules and is designed to help prevent childhood sexual abuse and teen dating abuse. 

The five modules for each grade are organized around the following topics: 

  • Module 1: Defining Healthy Relationships

  • Module 2: Building Healthy Relationships

  • Module 3: Defining Unhealthy Relationships

  • Module 4: Warning Signs

  • Module 5: Help and Support

Module information and scripts can be viewed HERE. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fZtRoMEHIcmU4gDE7i3AeJ_8P6Kliz_I?usp=sharing 

 

If you have any questions about the content of the program or if you wish to inquire about opting out, please contact Johanna at 907-742-4960 or at utterback_johanna@asdk12.org. You can access the opt-out form HERE and return it to the Front Office or to Johanna at the above email.. 

 

Thank you for partnering with us as we continue to provide learning opportunities to improve the safety and well being of our students.

 

Sincerely,

 

Maria Hernandez

Principal

Steller Secondary School

907-742-4900