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).

2023–2024 SCHEDULE

Below you will see the dates Family Life instruction will be taught to Hanover County Public School students. Also note the parent meeting dates.

WESTERN CORRIDOR: Wendy Ames & Ricky Mallory

School School Contact Parent Sessions - Virtual
Drop-in hours: 8am-3pm
Dates of Instruction
Chickahominy Middle School Jon Patterson August 23, 2023 August 24–October 26, 2023
Liberty Middle School Christi Bacon August 23, 2023 October 27–December 21, 2023
Elmont Elementary School Chris Smith December 22, 2023 January 11, 2024
South Anna Elementary School Shelley Cray December 22, 2023 January 17–18, 2024
Beaverdam Elementary School Loren Watson December 22, 2023 January 12, 2024
Pearson’s Corner Elementary School Lindsay Mottley
December 22, 2023 January 19 and 22, 2024
Washington-Henry Elementary School Brandi Hulsey December 22, 2023 January 23–24, 2024
Patrick Henry High School
Megan Rhin
January 16, 2024 January 25–March 21, 2024
Atlee High School William Hortz January 16, 2024 March 25–May 24, 2024
Hanover Online - Middle
Stacy Sanford
August 23, 2023 October 9–26, 2023
Gandy Elementary School Megan Astrouski December 22, 2023 January 8–10, 2024
Henry Clay Elementary Megan Astrouski December 22, 2023 January 8–10, 2024

EASTERN CORRIDOR: Rose Payne & Ian Squires

School School Contact Parent Sessions - Virtual
Drop-in hours: 8am-3pm
Dates of Instruction
Oak Knoll Middle School Jessica Moore August 23, 2023 August 24–October 6, 2023
Bell Creek Middle School Robin Tuck August 23, 2023 October 9–December 5, 2023
Cold Harbor Elementary School Allison Mullens October 23, 2023 December 12–13, 2023
Mechanicsville Elementary School Kevin Thompson October 23, 2023 December 6–7, 2023
Rural Point Elementary School Heather Mallon October 23, 2023 December 18–19, 2023
Pole Green Elementary School Sydney Hobbs & Sharon Pittman
October 23, 2023 December 20–21, 2023
Laurel Meadow Elementary School Michelle Germeroth
October 23, 2023 December 8 and 11, 2023
Kersey Creek Elementary School Mary Townes
October 23, 2023 January 8–9, 2024
Cool Spring Elementary School Sarah Pike October 23, 2023 January 10–12, 2024
Hanover High School Aaron Bradley December 22, 2023 March 14–May 16, 2024
Mechanicsville High School Kevin Allen December 22, 2023 January 17–March 13, 2024
Battlefield Park Elementary School Jaclyn McCaleb October 23, 2023 December 14–15, 2023 

Family life education is planning to have one 4th grade lesson and two lessons for 5th grade students. Secondary students will have three blocks of instruction for each 6th through 10th grade student. This schedule may be modified due to student enrollment data and necessary instruction for those additional students.

If you have any questions, please contact your corridor’s specific Family Life instructors, or you can contact Brittany Moore at the school board office. 

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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