Weekly Update: Vaping Resources, upcoming fundraisers and more.
Parent Toolkit: How to Talk about Vaping
Recently, news reports have been circulating about the long-term health dangers related to the use of e-cigerattes, or vapes. The use of these vaping devices poses a significant and avoidable health risk to young people. Preventative information about vaping will be shared in upcoming Weekly Updates, so that parents are prepared to talk to their children about vaping.
What is “vaping?” Vaping involves inhaling a vapor produced by an electronic vaporizer or e-cigarette, which heats a liquid to generate an aerosol. The vapor can contain nicotine, marijuana oil or other unknown substances. The liquid concentrates that are vaporized, often called vape juices, come in many flavors and are often sweet, causing vapor to smell fruity.
What does a vape look like? Vaporizers, e-cigarettes or Juuls come in many different shapes. Common styles look like a thick pen, a tablet stylus, a flash drive, or a small flask with a round chimney. Devices are typically small and can easily be hidden. Like cigarettes, stores cannot sell vaping items to people under age 18. However, they are available on the internet. Click here to see examples of a vape device.
Talk with Your Teen About E-cigarettes: Know the Facts
How to Start the Conversation: A more natural discussion will increase the likelihood that your teen will listen. Rather than saying “we need to talk,” you might ask your child what he or she thinks about a situation you witness together, such as:
Not sure where to begin? Ask for Support!
Parent Speaker Series: Media, Messaging and Youth
Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW, a counselor specializing in adolescents and young adults, will discuss ways that our kids are being impacted by social media, the “misinformation highway,” the access to substances online, and more.
Well known for his insights about the real-world challenges facing adolescents and young adults, Mike will help us to navigate the over-exposure to media and technology, as well as encouraging a healthy balance.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Football Apparal Fundraiser
Boys and Girls Golf: Applebee’s Breakfast Fundraiser
WHEN: Saturday, September 21 from 8 to 10 a.m.
Spring-Ford Boys Soccer California Tortilla Night
WHEN: Wednesday, September 18 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Welcome to Clever!
What is the Clever? Clever is a single sign on website that provides access to a variety of web-based learning applications, like web-based textbooks. Many of the links provide instant access to an application without having to fumble with multiple login credentials.
How do we log in? Students logging in at home on their personal computer, will click here. If prompted to do so, choose “Log in with Active Directory.” A login prompt will then appear. Enter credentials as follows:
Parents do not have individual Clever accounts. To access a specific Clever account, please log in with your student(s) login information.
Reminder: Parking Update the Spring-Ford School Police
Violation of these parking rules can include code of conduct, traffic citation, vehicle booting and possible towing from the property.