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Puberty/HIV Curriculum


Dear Parents/Guardians of Fifth Grade Students: 

Parent Night to review AIDS/HIV/Puberty Education is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17th, 2023 at Groff Elementary Library from 6–7 pm.

Instruction on the topic of AIDS/HIV/Puberty with 5th grade students in Moses Lake Schools is planned to begin no sooner than November 17, 2023.  You will receive further details regarding the dates for this instruction from your child’s school.  Washington State law mandates that students from the 5th to the 12th grade receive AIDS/HIV/Puberty education.  

Puberty/HIV/AIDS education includes the video links below and are hosted by your MLSD school nurses.  There are 3 videos discussing puberty. There is a girls-only video, a boys-only video, and a co-ed video.  In school, we show the boys or the girls videos as well as the HIV/AIDS video.

Girls: Always Changing Puberty Education Program Girls

Boys: Always Changing and Growing Up- Boys Puberty Education

Co-Ed: Always Changing and Growing Up- Co Ed Puberty Education

HIV/AIDS: HIV and ME: Marissa's Story (Redefine Positive, 5th Grade)

Parents/guardians are able to opt their student out of HIV/AIDS/Puberty instruction by filling out an “Opt-Out” form before instruction begins. “Opt-Out” forms are available on this webpage or at your student’s school and may be turned in at the school office. If you choose to opt your student out of this education, please complete the form immediately to ensure that when instruction does begin at your child’s school, his/her name will be included on the “Opt-Out” list. 

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact your school nurse. 

MLSD School Nurses