Vale Middle School
Vape Free NISD!
Student safety is one of our top priorities at Vale Middle School. You may be aware that the use of vaping devices has drastically increased in recent years. Vaping is the inhaling of vapor created by an electronic cigarette or vaping device. These devices have cartridges filled with a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings, and dangerous chemicals. The liquid is heated into a vapor, which is often odorless and often difficult to detect. This vapor that is ingested may contain nicotine, and/or THC (the main ingredient in marijuana) and can cause addiction. As a result, we want you to be aware of how these incidents will be handled on our campus and of our ongoing prevention efforts.
Use and possession of any vaping device on a NISD campus is prohibited. A student who is in possession of and/or caught using an e-cigarette/vape may be suspended and/or placed in a discipline alternative education program. Any student in possession of an item that tests positive for THC will be recommended for expulsion.
Red Ribbon Week is October 21- 25, 2019, Vale will participate in the annual National Red Ribbon Campaign™. As part of Red Ribbon Week this year, Northside is launching a district-wide campaign called “VapeFreeNISD”. This initiative will bring awareness to the epidemic of vaping and will promote awareness in our community. Counselors will visit classrooms to teach lessons about vaping, how it is marketed to teens, and to identify the dangerous health effects.
Please take a moment to educate your student and remind him/her of the serious safety and disciplinary consequences which can result from the use of nicotine and other dangerous chemicals. For more information, please refer to the NISD Student-Parent Handbook at https://nisd.net/schools/handbooks or reach out to your campus administrator. Thank you for your continued support as we strive to ensure the safest possible educational environment for all students on every NISD campus.
If you would like additional information or resources regarding ways to have conversations with your child about vaping, please feel free to contact us.
Red Ribbon Week, October 21-25
Fall Festival, Monday, October 28th
Progress Reports, Monday, October 28th
Generation Texas Month, November
Report Cards, Friday, November 22nd
Thanksgiving Break, November 25-29
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Vale Counseling Team
Mr. Herrera- GAS-OQ, 397-5726
Mrs. Haby- OR-Z , 397-5728
Is Social Media Impacting Your Child's Mental Health? What you Can do to Help?
- Help your child delete apps that lead to feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt.
- Have children turn off all notifications for several hours a day, especially during homework time.
- Set a day or days to take a break from social media.
- Talk to your child regularly about how their social media interactions make them feel.
- Make sure your child knows the risks of using social media.
Information taken from (click on the link for the full article), http://info.1in5minds.org/blog/is-social-media-impacting-your-childs-mental-health-what-you-can-do-to-help