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Be Real. Be Ready. Smart Sexuality Education




Dear Teachers and Community Partners,

Welcome to the new revision of Be Real. Be Ready., SFUSD Relationships and Sexuality curriculum. We hope that you love it, and we’re here to support you every step of the way as you teach these lessons.


What New?

If you’ve taught this curriculum before, you’ll notice some major changes in this new edition. We’ve added more skills practice, more homework assignments, and more vocabulary help. We’ve also tried to make it easier for you to teach these lessons by adding suggested scripts and teacher tips throughout, and by streamlining the slide presentations. We’ve also added a lot of new illustrations and graphics to help you teach this curriculum effectively.

What Do I Need to Know?

Every SFUSD high school has been assigned a community partner to assist with teaching these lessons. The organizations we’ve partnered with for this project are:

  • Balboa Teen Health Clinic
  • Huckleberry Youth Programs
  • Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific
  • Health Initiatives for Youth
  • Mission Neighborhood Health Center
  • New Generation Health Center

 Community partners are available to help co-teach lessons in Be Real. Be Ready., and they can plan with you and provide support as you teach about these challenging topics. If you’re not sure who you are paired with, please contact Christopher Pepper at 415-242-2615 or .

  • We are closely tracking the implementation of this curriculum, and ask that you give each student a pre-test before you teach any Be Real. Be Ready. lessons, and give each of them a post-test after you conclude the unit. You can find a copy of this test in the curriculum folder – it’s called the “Be Real. Be Ready. Student PrePost Test.” If you have difficulty making copies for all your students, please contact Christopher Pepper at 415-242-2615 or . Once your students have completed the surveys, please return them to:

    School Health Programs
    1515 Quintara St., San Francisco, CA 94116
    Attn: Christopher Pepper

  • Expect to spend a significant amount of class time on these topics. There are 24 lessons in this curriculum. Implementing this curriculum fully at each of our schools is one of highest priorities. To use the multimedia components of this curriculum, you will need a computer capable showing PowerPoint Presentations, a projector, a DVD player and speakers. These lessons have a number of materials that need to be printed and copied. Please plan ahead to get these materials ready.

Who Do I Need to Call?

Several of these lessons involve scheduling “special guests” to come to your classroom. As soon as you are able to schedule this unit, we recommend calling the guest speakers and arranging to have them come to your classes.

  • For Lessons 8 and 10 with Expect Respect, please contact:
    Leslie Simon or Amber Straus
    Expect Respect San Francisco (ERSF)
    City College of San Francisco
    50 Phelan Avenue, Box S-55
    San Francisco, CA 94112

  • For Lesson 15 on Youth Health Rights, please contact:
    The Community Health Outreach Worker (CHOW) at your school about having the Youth Outreach Workers present this lesson with you.
  • For Lesson 17 on Teen Pregnancy and Parenting, please contact:
    Daphina Melbourne
    Health Liaison and Outreach Coordinator
    Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Program
    415-695-8300 ext. 516
  • For Lesson 21, with an HIV-positive speaker, please contact:
    Huckleberry Youth Programs
    Phone: 415-386-9398

Where Do I Give Feedback?

If you have feedback as you teach these lessons, we would LOVE to hear from you. One way to record your thoughts about individual lessons is to use the “Teacher Implementation Tool” included for each lesson. Once they are complete, send them to:

Christopher Pepper
Teacher on Special Assignment

SFUSD School Health Programs
1515 Quintara Street
San Francisco, CA 94116
Phone: 415-242-2615
FAX: 415-242-2618

Is this important?

The work you are doing as a sexuality educator is important and potentially life-saving!

What if I have more questions?

If you have any questions or need any support, please call Christopher Pepper at 415-242-2615 or email him at .