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Letter to Parents and Guardians: April 20th Professional Day

April 11, 2018

*Please note, Mountainside Secondary, Seycove Secondary, and Carson Graham Secondary do not have a professional day scheduled for Friday, April 20th.

NVSD_logo_letter_april10_2018_2.jpgApril 2018

To: Parents/Guardians,

Re: April 20th Professional Day

As you are aware, your child’s school has a scheduled professional day on Friday, April 20th.   Unfortunately, this coincides with “420” observances where cannabis use and culture is celebrated at events across the Lower Mainland. This coincidence was not intended to promote student attendance at these events. The North Vancouver School District (NVSD) does not condone or support the use of cannabis.

As part of the ongoing education of substance use, we encourage conversations to occur at home regarding the use of cannabis and other substances. Here are useful links that can be used to begin the conversation about cannabis and other substances.

http://www.ccdus.ca/Eng/topics/Marijuana/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/visions/schools-vol5/alcohol-and-other-drug-use-among-bc-students

https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/aa52518

https://foundrybc.ca/northshore/

The NVSD is fortunate to have exceptional students who are excellent role models for their school communities. We also realize that attendance at community events is a personal and/or family decision but we wanted to make you aware of the possibility. Thank you for your continued understanding and support of your child’s school and the school district.


Brad Baker

District Principal