Dear Families and Students,
I hope everyone had a great break and the New Year is off to a great start.
As we head into 2018, I wanted to share with you that our Board of Education has updated a number of policies and regulations to address the use of electronic cigarettes. While these devices are often marketed as a “safe” alternative to conventional cigarettes, they actually generate significant health risks, especially for young people. A recent report by the Surgeon General reviewed these concerns, including the use of electronic cigarettes to “vape” marijuana and other dangerous substances.
The laws of New Jersey and our district policies state clearly that e-cigs are not allowed on school grounds and are illegal for anyone under the age of 21. Possession and use of these devices on school or at school functions may result in serious consequences for students, including suspension, police referral, and mandatory substance screening.
I urge all parents and guardians to discuss this topic with their student and to remind them of the dangers that e-cigs and vaping pose. I am proud that the RBR community continues to be proactive in doing our best to keep our families informed and our students safe. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns.