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River East Transcona School Division

Smoking Policy

The River East Transcona School Division is a smoke-free environment.  Out of consideration for the health and well-being of students, staff, parents, and community members, smoking and /or the use of tobacco, tobacco products, or electronic vaporizer devices is prohibited on all school division property, including all buildings, grounds and school division vehicles.

The exception to the policy is the participation in smudging and/or preparation of tobacco offerings in compliance with the divisional smudging protocol and guidelines.

The principal or designate will apply the following procedures in the event a student is using, or selling tobacco, tobacco products, or electronic vaporizer devices on school property or at a school related activity or function.

(1)          First Offence

                The principal or designate:

                (a)          will provide a verbal warning;

                (b)          will notify parent/guardians of action taken.

(2)          Second Offence

                The principal or designate:

                (a)          will suspend for one day;

                (b)          will notify parent/guardians of action taken;

                (c)           will submit a suspension report to the superintendent or designate.

(3)          Third Offence

                The principal or designate:

                (a)          will suspend for up to five days;

                (b)          will notify parent/guardians of action taken;

                (c)           will submit a suspension report to the superintendent or designate;

   (d)          may request a re-entry meeting for the student, his/her guardian, the school principal or designate, and the superintendent or    designate.

(4)          Additional Violations

Students with continued involvement in tobacco, tobacco products, or electronic vaporizer devices after the interventions/consequences  listed above, will be suspended for a minimum of five days pending a re-entry meeting for the student, his/her guardian, the school principal or designate, and the superintendent or designate.