Human Growth and Development

Human Growth and Development is about the process of growth beginning with pre-adolescence through adolescence. At the elementary and middle school levels, a program is presented to students in grades 4, 5, and 6 to provide them with a fact-based understanding of the changes in their physical development.

Important Dates

November 16, 2021
Board of Education, Information Item
View the Agenda Item here

December 7, 2021
Virtual Preview of Videos
Begins at 5:00pm
Register to Attend HERE

December 14, 2021
Board of Education Meeting, Action Item

CVUSD Families: Preview the Updated Human Growth and Development Videos for Grades 4-6

Letter sent to all CVUSD families via e-mail on Wednesday, November 17, 2021


Dear CVUSD Family:


CVUSD parents/guardians are invited to join the District’s Instructional Services team for a scheduled virtual Preview Night on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 to review the updated Human Growth and Development videos for grades 4-6 that are to be brought before the CVUSD Board of Education for possible approval on December 14, 2021. 


The below proposed videos are the most updated versions of videos with the same topics as our current videos from MarshMedia. The Human Growth and Development Videos from MarshMedia (https://marshmedia.com/) were first adopted by the Board of Education in 1986. The publisher periodically updates the videos, and CVUSD most recently purchased updated videos from 2009. 


Preview Night:

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
*Please note the anticipated start time for each video’s viewing is listed below. Registrants may login at any time during the webinar to view all or some of the videos.
CLICK HERE to register to attend the virtual viewing.


Spanish Language Versions of the Videos:

  • 4th Grade: “Meet the New You! For Girls” (2013) 20 min and “Meet the New You! For Boys” (2013) 20 min - Viewing begins at 5:00pm

  • Publisher provided accessibility videos: "A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up” (2007) 15 min and “A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up” (2007) 17 min - Viewing begins at 5:45pm

  • 5th Grade and 6th Grade Videos are not yet available in Spanish. These videos will be transcribed into Spanish and made available on this webpage.


English Language Versions of the Videos:

  • 4th Grade: “Meet the New You! For Girls” (2013) 20 min and “Meet the New You! For Boys” (2013) 20 min - Viewing begins at 6:30pm

  • 5th Grade: “Puberty: A Girl’s Journey” (2016) 25 min  and “Puberty: A Boy’s Journey” (2016) 20 min  - Viewing begins at 7:15pm

  • 6th Grade: “We’re Growing Up!” (2010) 12 min and “A Baby Is Born” (2008) 10 min - Viewing begins at 7:45pm

  • Publisher provided accessibility videos: "A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up” (2007) 15 min and “A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up” (2007)  17 min- Viewing begins at 8:15pm


These updated videos, upon approval, would be shown co-ed to all students. Information related to the Updated Human Growth and Development Videos for Grades 4-6 is available on the dedicated webpage here.

Background:
Each spring, 4th, 5th and 6th grade students have the opportunity to view Human Growth and Development Videos aligned with the California Health Education Content Standards. These videos provide students with a fact-based understanding of the changes in their physical development, and emphasizes the importance of proper rest, nutrition and physical exercise while growing. Videos aim to build student's self-esteem and healthy behaviors as they move into adolescence. The Human Growth and Development Videos from MarshMedia (https://marshmedia.com/) were first adopted by the Board of Education in 1986.


Important Reminder:
Prior to Human Growth and Development Videos (Grades 4-6) being viewed at school in the springtime, parents/guardians will receive information about this instruction and how to preview the videos prior to instruction taking place. In accordance with California Education Code 51240, parents/guardians can provide a signed, written note to the Conejo Valley Unified School District, school principal, or teacher if their child will not participate in this instruction. 


Sincerely,
Conejo Valley Unified School District