Vaping Letter & Information for Parents

Good Afternoon,

As the second trimester of the  2018-2019 school year approaches, we are writing to all West De Pere High School Parents/Guardians for assistance in what the United States Food & Drug Administration now categorizes as an epidemic among US high schoolers – ‘Vaping’ or the use of e-cigarettes. Regrettably, the use has spilled into West De Pere High School during the school day and at after school events.

We are asking that you help us by having a conversation with your child(ren) regarding this epidemic, and also communicate that possession and/or the use of e-cigarettes are prohibited on school property, and is subject to disciplinary action.  During our first week of school , we held class meetings, and this message was was  delivered  to our entire student body.

In order to assist you in your conversation, please Click Here for a great resource from the US Surgeon General’s office, complete with information, facts, and multiple resources for you to use. You may also click on the links below which will provide you with much needed information regarding vaping and e-cigarettes. 

Our goal is to be as proactive as possible and prevent ‘vaping’ and e-cigarette use at West De Pere High School . In working together with you, we believe we will have a better chance at achieving this. 

Please see the following links for additional information:

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/06/health/high-schools-vaping-epidemic/index.html

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/infographics/youth/pdfs/e-cigarettes-usb-flash-508.pdf

We thank you, in advance, for your assistance.  

West De Pere High School Administration