Middle School Reproductive Lessons


District Registered Nurses will be teaching Reproductive Health lessons at Southwest Middle in Grades 6, 7, and 8, between March 6-9, 2023.

As a reminder, all parents and guardians can opt their children out of the entire curriculum or specific lessons.

Lesson content can be viewed, and a paper opt-out form can be accessed and downloaded at polkschoolsfl.com/humangrowthanddevelopment/.

A paper opt-out form has also been sent home with your student. In addition, an online opt-out form is available on your parent portal.

If you choose to opt your child out of any portion of the lessons, please complete the opt-out form online or return the completed, paper opt-out form to your child’s teacher/homeroom teacher no later than March 3. [This should be the day before lessons begin at the school].

Students whose parents choose to opt-out will have alternative lessons provided in a separate environment and will not be penalized in any way for opting out of the Reproductive Health lessons.

We thank you for your attention and prompt response to this matter.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the Reproductive health Lessons, please contact Kimberly Taylor at 863-701-3336 (cell), or contact the Mark Wilcox Center @ 863-291-5355 ext. 412 or email kimberly.taylor@polk-fl.net.