HIV LESSONS

Please click on your child’s grade level below to access the HIV/AIDS curriculum that the city makes every student learn. 

As a parent or legal guardian, you have the right to excuse your child from certain HIV/AIDS lessons that teach about methods of HIV/sexually transmitted infection prevention.

These “opt out” prevention lessons are:

Kindergarten - Lesson 4: How Do People Get Sick? What Is HIV? What Is AIDS?

Grade 1 – Lesson 3: What Are Viruses? How Do They Enter the Body to Cause Disease?

Grade 2 – Lesson 3: What Causes and Prevents the Spread of Illness?

Grade 3 – Lesson 4: What Are Healthy Choices That People Can Make?

Grade 4 – Lesson 4: How Can We Help Each Other Make Healthy Choices?

Grade 5 – Lesson 3: How Can We Reduce Our Risk Behaviors

If you would like your child to be excused, you must write a letter to KCzyzak@schools.nyc.gov stating that:

· Your child should not be in the classroom during the above mentioned “opt out” prevention lessons; and

· You will teach your child about prevention at home.