7th Grade Health Unit: HIV / AIDS Instruction

Dear CMS 7th Grade Parents,                                                                                                 

 Coronado Middle School is offering three weeks of health instruction for all seventh grade students. Curriculum will be presented in science classes for three weeks in May. This letter serves to notify you of the reproductive health content and the purpose of HIV/AIDS instruction for your student.

State PE /Health standards include content on the biology of human reproduction. Via CUSD Governing Board approved curriculum, Glencoe Science, topics will include: male and female reproductive system, menstrual cycle, fertilization to birth and human growth and development. 

Additionally, HIV/AIDS prevention instruction is provided for all seventh grade students as mandated by Education Codes 51201.5 and 51255.  The CUSD Governing Board approved curriculum, Positive Prevention, is published by the American Red Cross and is designed to provide students with accurate information regarding the following topics: HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, universal precautions, peer and media pressure, and refusal skills. In providing students with a thorough and careful education about AIDS, our curriculum emphasizes that abstinence is the only 100% effective method of preventing the transmission of AIDS and sexually transmitted infections. Students will also analyze the physical, psychological and social effects of HIV/AIDS.

Parent Information Night will be held Wednesday, April 13th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in the CMS Library. Teaching materials will be on display, and seventh grade science teachers will review course content. If you’re unable to attend, parents are invited to preview the curriculum which will be available in the CMS Library during periods one and seven from April 14- April 20. 

We encourage and appreciate your support and look forward to your child’s participation.  If you do not want your child to participate in health instruction, please sign the form below and return to your child’s science teacher at your earliest convenience.


 Karin Mellina, M.Ed.

CMS Principal