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HIV Curriculum

posted Apr 24, 2018, 1:01 PM by Kimberly Howlett   [ updated Apr 24, 2018, 3:39 PM ]

Dear Parents/Guardians

It is that time of year again that the state mandated HIV curriculum, also known as the KNOW curriculum, is taught by the Health and Fitness teachers at Chief Umtuch Middle school. This curriculum focuses on HIV prevention and will start on May 10th, 2018.

HIV/AIDS Prevention & Curriculum

In accordance with Washington State law (RCW 28A.230.070), Battle Ground Public Schools offers instruction in HIV/AIDS prevention to all students in grades 5-12. Parents can opt out their child(ren) from this curriculum. To opt out, you can go to the Battle Ground School District website and review the grade-specific curriculum. Web site -


The following link is the Opt-Out Form- ,from there you can then submit the online Request to Excuse form. You can also view the materials at your child's school office or during a district informational meeting each year in the fall (this year's meeting has passed).  Please note that the high school curriculum is currently under state review.

Please Note: If you have excused your child(ren) from this instruction in a previous year, all of your children will automatically remain excused each year unless you contact us.  If you change your mind and decide that you want your child(ren) to receive this instruction, or if you are not sure whether or not your child(ren) has been excused, please call Carla Barrett at (360) 885-5389.