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Calendar of Events:
CPR classes have been resumed. The next class will be this Friday, February 1st. This class is required by the state to receive a high school diploma. 15 students per class may sign up at a time, the sign up sheet is in my office. Class times are announced during the school day. Please come see me if you are already CPR certified.
On February 12th, we will begin our series of sex education lectures. Our first lecture will cover HIV/AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). It will be given by Ms. Samantha Young, an education coordinator for Health Outreach Prevention Education, H.O.P.E., an HIV and STI testing facility in Tulsa, OK. A link to her PowerPoint that will be presented to our students can be accessed here for those parents who were unable to attend her presentation held on January 17th at the high school:
This HIV/AIDS lecture is education required by the state of Oklahoma that every school provide it’s students. A link to the requirement can be found here: https://www.ok.gov/health/Disease,_Prevention,_Preparedness/HIV_STD_Service/HIV_Education_Training_(HET)/index.html.
While the STI portion of the lecture is not required by the state, I hope the need for this education is appreciated by the parents in this community.
On February 21st, our second lecture will be given by local nurse practitioner Ms. Kelly Long NP. She will be presenting our students education covering the anatomy of male/female reproductive systems focusing on the physiology of pregnancy and complications associated with teen pregnancy.
Finally, in our third presentation Mr. Sean Bridges, Delaware County education coordinator and Ms. Deidre Killion BS, RN will speak to our students about the multiple programs the Delaware County Health Department offers our community. They will also discuss abstinence and contraception.
We at Jay schools would like to make it clear that none of these lectures is required by the school. As a health care professional, I truly hope you as parents see the need for this education not only for your child but also for our community.
WE WILL NOT SEND OUT OPT OUT FORMS IN THE HIGH SCHOOL. PLEASE HAVE YOUR STUDENT COME TO MY OFFICE TO BRING HOME A FORM FOR YOU TO SIGN AND RETURN TO MY OFFICE. IF YOU DO NOT SIGN A FORM, YOUR STUDENT MAY ATTEND THESE LECTURES.
As always, please feel free to call me with any questions. I am happy to help.
Stephanie Catlett BS, RN
Jay Middle/High School Nurse
918-253-4466 ext 327