TRSD has seen a recent increase in incidents involving student vaping. Complicating this issue is that there is varying information and misunderstandings involving vaping and/or electronic cigarettes. We are excited to let you know that we are beginning a series of communications that you will be able to view on this webpage. The purpose is to inform you of the issue, give you resources if you feel your child is involved in this kind of behavior, and alert you to possible consequences (and alternatives) if your child engages in vaping or is in possession of vape products on school property. We take this issue very seriously due to the negative health effects vaping can have on our students and often find that our parents/guardians are often not aware of the risks around vaping. We understand that these are tough and sensitive issues. We are here to help!
As a reminder, all Three Rivers School District campuses are tobacco/smoke free, as required by Oregon law. This means students, staff, and visitors may not use tobacco/e-cigarettes/vape of any kind (including chew or tobacco) at school. This includes after-school hours and inside personal vehicles that are on school property. Students may not have or use lighters, matches, e-cigs, vape devices, vape juice, “roll your own” products or other tobacco-related products on campus or at school sponsored events, at any time. Consequences may be found in your school’s handbook.
Get the 101 on Vaping -American Heart Association
Nearly half of youth who vape want to quit. In this video, pediatric doctors discuss online and community resources available to help youth quit using e-cigarettes.
Vaping Facts and Misperceptions
If you need more information, please contact one or more of the following, at no cost:
Your Josephine County Prevention Team is here to help!