Sequim school HIV/AIDS information meeting set
Parents and legal guardian of students are invited to attend an HIV/AIDS prevention education program meeting, starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Greywolf Elementary School, 171 Carlsborg Road.
A similar meeting was held Oct. 6 at Helen Haller Elementary.
In response to the growing threat of AIDS to the population, the Washington state Legislature mandated that a program of prevention education be presented to students yearly, beginning with the fifth grade and continuing through grade 12.
The meeting is held in order for parents and guardians to preview the HIV prevention education program and videos students may see.
The meeting schedule is as follows: 5-5:30 p.m., fifth grade; 5:30-6 p.m., sixth grade; 6-7 p.m., grades 7-8; and 5-7 p.m., grades 9-12.
Curriculum and videos are available for preview in the school’s library.
Attendees will be asked to sign in, and following a preview of the materials, parents who choose to have their student excused from participation in the HIV prevention program may sign a release form provided at the meeting.
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.
Call 582-3260 for more information.