HIV and AIDS Curriculum

    In response to the 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 Lake Washington School District adopted the KNOW HIV/AIDS curriculum for grade 5 and “Family Life and Sexual Health” curriculum for grades 6-12. These curricula were adopted with the involvement of educators, parents, and community members. They provide a science-based understanding of the AIDS virus and how it is transmitted. Lessons will be taught by teachers at our schools.

    You should receive a notice from your school with the specific dates that the HIV/AID curriculum will be taught.

    In accordance with the AIDS Omnibus Bill (E2SSB 6221), no student may be required to participate in AIDS prevention education if the students parent(s) or guardian, having previewed the materials, excuses their child from participation. You can access all curriculum materials online (see links below). If you are unable to access the materials online, please contact the Curriculum Library Secretary, Jennifer Gordon.

    Lesson materials for preview are available from the Curriculum Library, located at the Lake Washington School District Resource Center. Please contact Jennifer Gordon, Curriculum Library Secretary. Parents or guardians can also choose to preview materials at the school.

    If you choose to waive your child from this instruction, you will need to complete a request form that is available once you have previewed the materials.