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In compliance with Office for Civil Rights (OCR) directives, CMS has developed age-appropriate lessons for all K-12 students on the following mandated topics:

  • Sexual and gender-based harassment
  • Consequences of sexual and gender-based harassment
  • Steps to take if a student is being harassed based on sex / gender
  • Encouragement to report such harassment
  • Safe strategies for bystander intervention


All students must receive instruction on the above topics, unless a parent/guardian completes an opt-out form, with documentation provided to OCR via retention of opt-out forms at the school level. 

  • This will take place during homeroom in the first 8 days of school from August 28 - September 7, 2023.  
  • If your student opts out of Title IX age-appropriate instruction, they will be allowed to sit in the media center during the allotted homeroom time. 
  • Parent Opt out Letters - please sign and have your student give to the homeroom teacher August 28 - September 7, 2023. Please click the following links for Title IX Opt-Out Letters (Spanish / English)
  • Parents may review lessons at this link.


CMS Statement of Commitment can be viewed here.


If you have any questions, please email Michelle Richards