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How to Talk to Your Child About Vaping

posted Dec 14, 2018, 11:23 AM by Kelly Taylor   [ updated Dec 14, 2018, 11:44 AM ]

Vaping is being marketed to youth with its many fun shapes, colours, sizes and flavours. Vapourizing products are made to resemble pens, USB sticks, everyday items, cigarettes, cigars or pipes. 
Due to this, vaping may go unnoticed in schools and around the community. These vaporizers or e-cigarettes are battery operated devices that change a liquid mix of chemical ingredients, also known as e-juice, into a vapour that can be inhaled. 
Youth think it’s harmless, they think it’s only flavored water. It is not! They don’t know e-juice often contains chemicals such as propylene glycol, acetaldehyde, vegetable glycerin, diacetyl, benzene nickel, tin, lead, flavouring chemicals, additives and often nicotine. Inhaling these chemicals can have negative health effects. 

Tips to help you talk to your kids
  • Know the facts. Educate yourself so you can talk about it.
  • Help your kids plan ahead for social situations; this is most likely where vaping will be offered. Talk about how to avoid use and say no.
  • Encourage open conversations. This may be many small conversations over time. Try to find a natural time to discuss vaping, for example when you see someone using vaping products.
  • Ask your kids if they are vaping. Be patient, ready to listen and avoid criticizing. 
  • Ask for support if needed from a health care provider or another trusted adult. 
  • Be a positive role model; don’t use tobacco or vaporizing products
Please see attached file for more information.

School Messenger Update

posted Sep 17, 2018, 9:19 AM by Ryan Henderson   [ updated Sep 24, 2018, 11:16 AM by Kelly Taylor ]

The Halton District School Board has transitioned to a new Student Absence Reporting system called SchoolMessenger. Families can register for SchoolMessenger through the SchoolMessenger website (go.schoolmessenger.ca) or the HDSB Mobile App (available for download on the App Store or Google Play). For information on how to register for SchoolMessenger and how to report absences for your child, please visit the HDSB's website at hdsb.ca and search "SchoolMessenger". 

STUDENT MEDICATION - DOCTOR'S SIGNATURE REQUIRED

posted Jun 29, 2017, 8:10 AM by Ruth Teszeri   [ updated Sep 24, 2018, 12:49 PM by Kelly Taylor ]

Halton District School Board requires a permission form for any medication prescribed to be taken throughout the school year.  Please note your child's doctor must complete a section of this form so please take it to the appointment with you.
There is also a new form for students to self-administer medication while at school or at a school sponsored event.
The school will be unable to accept any prescription medications from parents or students without the appropriate completed form.

REMINDER:  Board staff will not administer non-prescription medication to a student.

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