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E-Cigarettes, also, known as "vapes," are becoming increasingly popular among teens (FDA). E-cigarettes produce an aerosol by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine—the addictive drug in regular cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products—flavorings, and other chemicals that help to make the aerosol. Users inhale this aerosol into their lungs. Bystanders can also breathe in this aerosol when the user exhales into the air. E-cigarettes can be used to deliver marijuana and other drugs (CDC). Vaping delivers nicotine to the brain in as little as 10 seconds, and a teen’s brain is still developing, making it more vulnerable to nicotine addiction (CDC). Between 2017 and 2018, there has 27% increase in the use of e-cigarettes among high school students. Additionally, there has been a 7.2% increase in the use of e-cigarettes by middle school students. Recent studies suggest that 21% of high school students have used an e-cigarette. Based on those numbers, 1 out of 5 students have vaped, which would be roughly a 150 students at Civic Memorial High School. On Monday, January 14, 2019, the Village of Bethalto passed an ordinance making the purchase or possession of e-cigarettes illegal. Students who are issued a citation will be required to appear in court and may face a fine, as well as, community service.
Raptor Visitor Screening Services
Civic Memorial High School is pleased to announce that we will begin a trial of the Raptor Visitor Management System to strengthen our program of campus safety for students and faculty. The Raptor system will better allow us to screen visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff. Upon entering a district building, visitors will be asked to present an ID such as a Driver’s License, which can either be scanned or manually entered into the system. If a parent or guardian for any reason does not have a US government-issued ID, the school staff member can use any form of identification and manually enter the person’s name into the Raptor system. The Raptor system will check to ensure that registered sexual offenders are not entering our school campuses without our knowledge. The Raptor system checks the visitor's name and date of birth for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. The registered sex offender database is the only official database checked by the Raptor system. No other data from the ID is gathered or recorded and the information is not shared with any outside agency. Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit. A visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork. The safety of our students is our highest priority and the Raptor visitor management system allows us to quickly identify those that may present a danger to our students. Thank you in advance for your understanding and your support in enhancing the school safety protocols in our district.
Your child’s daily, on-time attendance is critical to their success in school. And while some challenges to your child’s school attendance are unavoidable, it’s important to understand the impact of each absence.
A student is considered chronically absent if they miss only two days of school per month (18 days in a year), whether the absences are excused or unexcused. This is true for children as early as elementary school, when they are at a higher risk of falling behind in reading. Even one year of chronic absence can cause a child to fall behind academically and decrease a child’s chances of graduating from high school, which can have long-term consequences on their financial independence, physical well-being and mental health.
ONCE A STUDENT HAS MISSED FIVE (5) DAYS OF SCHOOL IN A GIVEN SEMESTER, ALL OTHER ABSENCES AFTER THE FIFTH ONE WILL REQUIRE A WRITTEN PHYSICIAN’S EXCUSE FOR EACH ABSENCE TO BE EXCUSED.
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14 Illinois State Scholars Named
(BETHALTO), IL – Civic Memorial High School Principal Mr. Justin Newell is pleased to announce that 14 students from the Civic Memorial graduating class of 2019 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state agency committed to helping to make college accessible and affordable for Illinois families, confers this prestigious recognition to top Illinois high school students annually. This year, more than 21,000 honorees join the other top students who have been honored for their academic achievements since the designation was first introduced in 1958 Full Story Click Here