HIV/AIDS Parent Information

HIV/AIDS Parent Information

In 1988 the Washington State Legislature passed the AIDS Omnibus Act. This act mandates HIV/AIDS prevention education beginning in Grade 5 and continuing through Grade 12. 

Beginning no later than Grade 5, students shall receive yearly instruction in the life-threatening dangers of HIV/AIDS, its transmission, and its prevention.

  • In Tahoma we use materials developed for use in the HIV/AIDS education program that are medically accurate curricula and resources approved by OSPI. 

Prior to teaching HIV/AIDS prevention education at any specific grade level we notify parents and guardians that instruction will take place AND conduct at least one presentation, during weekend and evening hours, for parents and guardians of students concerning the curriculum and materials that will be used for HIV/AIDS education.

A student may be excused from the HIV/AIDS prevention education if the student's parent or guardian, having attended one of the district presentations, submits a request using either the form provided at the training or completing the online form.

Scheduled Parent Information Night - Spring 2021

Grade Level:  Grade 9 
Course:  Foundations of Health and Fitness Course
Date:  Monday, February 22, 2021
Time:  6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Training Format:  Remote through ZOOM 

This meeting is intended for parents of students in the current Grade 9 Foundations of Health & Fitness course at Tahoma Senior High School.  The focus of this meeting is to provide information for parents on the lessons being provided as part of the Tahoma School District curriculum specific to HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health at Grade 9 planned for spring 2021.  Parents need this information to make an informed decision on whether to have their student participate or be excused from these lessons.  If parents are unable to attend the February 22 meeting and have questions, please reach out to your student’s Foundations of Health & Fitness teacher. Parents wanting to excuse their child from the lessons must attend the meeting.
Link to Parent Meeting Recording                Link to Parent Opt Out Form

Parent Notification
:  All parents of students enrolled in quarter 3 and quarter 4 Foundations of Health & Fitness were notified and invited to the meeting by teachers the week of 2/1/2021

Link to View Grade 9 Sexual Health & HIV/AIDS Lessons

Cover for Gr 9 Sexual Health Curriculum
If parents of current 9th grade students have any questions about the lessons being taught please connect directly with your child's 9th grade health and fitness teacher. 

If parents of other students have questions about the curriculum please contact our Teaching & Learning Department.  

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