Family Life

The main purpose of a Family Life program is to ensure the continual development of healthy families in the future. Hanover County Public Schools has implemented a Family Life Education program designed to promote parental involvement.

Virginia’s standards for family life education provide a comprehensive, sequential K-12 curriculum. The objective of the HCPS curriculum is to provide accurate, sound information. This program promotes the development of healthy relationships and incorporated decision-making skills to avoid the effects of negative peer pressure. It is directed toward reducing substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, and teen pregnancy (stressing abstinence).


Below you will see the dates Family Life instruction will occur at our schools. Also note the parent meeting dates.

WESTERN CORRIDOR: Kelly Madison & Wendy Ames

School School Contact Parent Session (Drop-in hours: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.) Dates of Instruction
Beaverdam Loren Watson September 3 at SBO-C September 4–6, 2019
South Anna Shelley Cray September 3 at SBO-C September 9–12, 2019
Gandy Amy Gittman September 3 at SBO-C September 13–18, 2019
Henry Clay Allison Wallace September 3 at SBO-C September 13–18, 2019
Washington-Henry Sarah Pike September 19 from 8:00–11:45 a.m. at WHES September 20–24, 2019 
Atlee Lee Withers September 19 from 12:15–3:30pm at AHS September 25– November 7, 2019
Chickahominy Jon Patterson November 8 at CMS November 11, 2019–February 4, 2020 
Liberty Jeremy Dobrinski February 5 at LMS February 6–April 21, 2020
Patrick Henry Leslie Nuckols April 22 at PHHS April 23–June 4, 2020
Elmont Matt Shenker June 5 at EES June 8–11, 2020

EASTERN CORRIDOR: Bobby Goode & Cindy Weston

School School Contact Parent Session (Drop-in hours: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.) Dates of Instruction
Rural Point Mikaela Stauder September 3 at RPES September 5–10, 2019
Kersey Creek Brad Davis September 3 at RPES September 11–16, 2019
Cool Spring Amy Williams September 4 at CSES September 17–20, 2019
Pearson’s Corner Dawn Armstrong September 4 at CSES September 23–25, 2019
Pole Green Sydney Ellis September 26 at LMES September 27–October 2, 2019
Laurel Meadow Emily Kitching September 26 at LMES October 3–8, 2019
Battlefield Park Amy Price October 9 at BPES October 10–16, 2019
Cold Harbor Cheri Beth Fisher October 9 at BPES October 17–22, 2019
Hanover Stephanie Acors October 23 at HHS October 24–December 2, 2019
Oak Knoll Fred Shibley December 3 at OKMS December 4, 2019–January 31, 2020
Stonewall Jackson Brittney Long February 3 at SJMS February 4–April 17, 2020
Lee-Davis David Wilton April 20 at LDHS April 21–June 2, 2020
Mechanicsville Kevin Thompson June 3 at MES June 4–10, 2020

Implementation Guidelines

In grades K-3, the classroom teacher will provide instruction to students. In grades 4-10, family life objectives will be presented by the family life resource teachers. In grades 5-10, students will be separated by gender for Family Life instruction.

Parent Resource Guides

The purpose of the parent resource guide is to inform the parent of concepts taught in the classroom. The guide includes objectives with descriptive statements and activities that may be used to re-enforce classroom instruction.

Opt Out

Hanover County Public Schools offers an opt-out procedure. Parents will be notified by a letter from the school of the time block allocated for teaching Family Life within the K-3 classroom or the 4-10 health block. The opt-out form will accompany this letter. If a parent elects for his/her child not to participate, an opt-out form should be completed and returned to the school. Copies of the opt-out form will be located in each school office. 

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