Shelby County Schools is including the Michigan Model Family Life Curriculum in Grades 4-9 in Legacy Memphis City Schools and Grade 9 in Legacy Shelby County Schools Physical Education and Lifetime Wellness classes in 2013-14. It is important that there is a consistent procedure that will allow parents to choose whether their child will participate in this research-based family life curriculum.
Before being asked to complete a form indicating your decision about the curriculum used, you will have an opportunity to view the grade level appropriate Michigan Model lessons that comprise a portion of the Physical Education and Lifetime Wellness course. To that end, there will be a parent/community meetings that you are encouraged to attend. The purpose of the parent/community meeting is to provide information regarding how the Michigan Model Family Life Curriculum lessons will be implemented.
A meeting will be held for Legacy Memphis City Schools parents October 23, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Teaching and Learning Academy, Room 115 -2485 Union Ave Memphis, TN 38112.
A meeting will be held for Legacy Shelby County Schools parents of high school students enrolled in Lifetime Wellness classes on October 24, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Grays Creek Administration Building, Auditorium, 2800 Grays Creek Dr. Arlington TN, 38002.
As a parent/guardian, you are being asked to decide whether your child will receive instruction using the Michigan Model Family Life Curriculum or be excluded from these lessons. For parents/guardians opting out of the Michigan Model, your child will be excused without penalty and alternate lessons will be given.
Dr. Cassandra Turner – HPELW Advisor
Brian Fisher, Ed.S – HPELW Instructional Advisor