April 20th (4.20) has been proclaimed in Washington State as Talk With Your Kids About NOT Using Marijuana Day. Join parents in observing this day by having a frank family conversation about marijuana using straightforward, factual information.
Marijuana affects each individual differently, and no matter how it is used, can cause unwanted side effects. Short-term effects of marijuana include problems with memory and learning, distorted perception (sights, sounds, time, and touch), trouble with thinking and problem solving, loss of motor coordination, increased heart rate and anxiety. These effects are even greater when other drugs are taken with marijuana. Marijuana is unlikely to result in permanent disability or death, but too much of the drug in a person’s system can have harmful effects, and isn’t as benign as some teens want you to believe. Marijuana can increase risk of chronic cough, bronchitis and schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals. It also may increase risk of anxiety, depression and a series of attitude and personality changes. These changes can also include poor performance in school, eating and sleeping problems. Marijuana, just like any other drug, can lead to addiction. It affects the brain’s reward system in the same way as all other drugs of addiction — and the likelihood of addiction increases considerably for those who start young.
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Calendar update: we will have school on Friday, May 27 to make up for the power outage March 10. Last day of school remains the same, June 10 for seniors, June 17 for everyone else.
Safety: CHS Closed Campus Update
The most compelling reason to close high school campuses during lunch is the same reason that elementary and middle/Jr. high schools campuses are closed -- student safety.
A closed campus is safer for students. The likelihood of a fatal automobile accident in a high school cafeteria is minimal. The ability for school administrations to control who is allowed on campus is greatly enhanced.
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Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, we will be phasing in a Closed Campus for students. We are concerned about student safety and providing appropriate supervision of students during the school day. We cannot supervise students when they are off campus during lunch.
There is a perception that most students are leaving campus to eat lunch. However, in a survey conducted in the spring of 2015, the number of students purchasing lunches at local establishments was actually quite low.
In 2015-16, seniors only will be eligible to apply for off campus permits. Beginning in 2016-17, there will be no off campus permits issued.
Students with legitimate reasons to leave campus will still be able to do so with prior permission.
We will continue to work with Food Services to provide food options on campus and also expect to increase opportunities for student clubs/activities at lunch.
We never know what accident, problem, or tragedy we prevent.
Jefferson County Public Health is offering SPORTS PHYSICALS to any student athlete by appointment.
We bill insurance, or provide services based on sliding fee scale.
Call 360-385-9400 for appointments.
Chimacum School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
Chimacum School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact Mark Barga at (360) 344-3270.
Title IX Coordinator
P.O. Box 278 – Chimacum, WA 98325
Compliance Coordinator for 28A.640 and 28A.642 RCW
Stephanie McCleary, HR Director
P.O. Box 278 – Chimacum, WA 98325