Notice of Parent Preview Meeting on HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Program
Dear Parent/Legal Guardian:
In response to the growing threat of HIV to our population, the 1988 Washington State Legislature mandated that a program of prevention education be presented to students yearly beginning with the fifth grade. The White Pass School District has adopted an appropriate program for HIV/AIDS prevention education with the advice of educators, parents, and community members.
***THIS NOTICE IS FOR HIV EDUCATION ONLY, NOT REGARDING THE NEW K-3 SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION FOR GRADES 4-12, THAT THE SCHOOLS ARE REQUIRED TO INCLUDE IN THEIR CURRICULUM. ***
A meeting will be held Wednesday, January 26, 2022, from 4 - 4:30 pm in the White Pass Elementary School Library to provide parents an opportunity to preview the HIV prevention education program. All student instructional materials will be available for your inspection. This will also enable you and your child to have some meaningful family discussions both before and after the classroom presentation.
Following a preview of the materials, parents who wish to have their child excused from participation in the HIV/AIDS prevention program may sign a release form. State law provides that a parent or guardian must attend such a meeting before they can have their child or legal ward excused from participation in the HIV prevention program.
I look forward to seeing you and discussing this important topic with you.
Kim Inocencio, RN