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).

2022–2023 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 September 7, 2022 September 9–November 11, 2022
Liberty Middle School Jeremy Dobrinski September 7, 2022 November 14, 2022–January 20, 2023
Elmont Elementary School Chris Smith November 7, 2022 January 23–24, 2023
South Anna Elementary School Shelley Cray November 7, 2022 January 25–26, 2023
Beaverdam Elementary School Loren Watson November 7, 2022 January 31, 2023
Pearson’s Corner Elementary School Dawn Armstrong
November 7, 2022 February 1–3, 2023
Washington-Henry Elementary School Brandi Hulsey November 7, 2022 February 6–7, 2023
Patrick Henry High School
Leslie Nuckols
January 27, 2023 February 8–March 30, 2023
Atlee High School Amanda Hopkins January 27, 2023 April 10–May 30, 2023
Hanover Online - Middle
Megan Rihn-Smith
January 27, 2023 May 31–June 7, 2023
Gandy Elementary School Melinda Peters January 30, 2023 June 8–12, 2023
Hanover Online - Elementary Megan Rihn-Smith January 30, 2023 June 13, 2023

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 September 7, 2022 September 9–October 21, 2022
Bell Creek Middle School Taylor Conway
September 7, 2022 October 24, 2022–January 11, 2023
Cold Harbor Elementary School Allison Mullens November 7, 2022 January 12–13, 2023
Mechanicsville Elementary School Brooke Pemberton November 7, 2022 January 17–18, 2023
Rural Point Elementary School Heather Mallon November 7, 2022 January 19–20, 2023
Pole Green Elementary School Sydney Hobbs November 7, 2022 January 23–24, 2023
Laurel Meadow Elementary School Emily Kitching November 7, 2022 January 25–26, 2023
Kersey Creek Elementary School Aimee Sergent November 7, 2022 January 31–February 2, 2023
Cool Spring Elementary School Sarah Pike November 7, 2022 February 3–7, 2023
Hanover Online - High Megan Rihn-Smith January 27, 2023 February 8–17, 2023
Hanover High School Aaron Bradley January 27, 2023 February 21–March 30, 2023
Mechanicsville High School David Wilton January 27, 2023 April 10–May 30, 2023
Hanover Online - Middle Megan Rihn-Smith January 27, 2023 May 31–June 7, 2023
Battlefield Park Elementary School Amy Price June 8, 2023 June 9–12, 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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