The Springfield School District believes that a well-informed community is the first step in being able to support our children to make healthy choices. As such, the contents of this letter are being shared with you to promote continued collaboration amongst our community in regards to e-cigarettes, vaping and the latest trend, "JUULing." We understand that many of you may not be aware of this new phenomenon and some of the "tricks" that young adults are using to obtain these devices. Of additional concern is the fact that at this time there are many unknown health risk factors associated with the use of these products. For your reference, the attached "Quick Facts about Vaping" page outlines some key talking points that may be useful when discussing this topic with your children.
Our commitment to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of our students must be our number one priority. As such, we will continue to be diligent about enforcing school rules and School Board policies to the fullest extent when dealing with situations involving vaping on school property. In all instances, the device/paraphernalia will be confiscated, and consequences may vary according to the Student Handbook. If you have questions or concerns, or if you would like to combine efforts to support and reinforce this message with your child, please do not hesitate to contact our building administration or your child's school counselor. We look forward to joining efforts with our community on this issue.
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