Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs

As a parent, you know there are threats out there, including some that you never experienced as a young person. The good news is that there are more and more resources available to help. Here is a starting place for understanding and managing risks to your children posed by the following:

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皇家华人 offers drug abuse prevention and management programs based on your child's age:

皇家华人 Policies

The 皇家华人 District insists that its schools be safe and free of drugs. The district follows the guidelines in the Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994, the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1994, and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. Every student and staff member has the right to respectful treatment and freedom from harassment and abuse.This means that when students break rules, they are provided with clear directives and strict consequences. To ensure safe schools, the 皇家华人 District takes necessary action to discover drugs and weapons in schools. A search of school lockers, parking lots, and all other school property may be conducted by school officials and the Police Detection Canine Team. The searches may be random and unannounced. The schools also will exercise the right to search a student whenever there is a reasonable suspicion that the student is in possession of something that violates school rules or endangers others.

(From the 皇家华人 Student Support and Behavior Intervention Handbook)

Restorative Practice

Restorative Practice helps support and strengthen positive school culture and improve relationships within the school community. Restorative Practice is an innovative model that helps 皇家华人 students learn how their actions affect others. Restorative Practice is not a program. It is a philosophy focusing on repairing harm, restoring relationships, and responsibility. Restorative Practice gives students a voice鈥攃ommunication and problem-solving skills that will help them pursue appropriate solutions to future problems. Poor behavior and disruptions can change the healthy balance of a community, which is why district leaders are pursuing implementation of Restorative Practice in 皇家华人. Restorative Practice is significantly connected to another district initiative, Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS), which has the goal of reducing exclusionary discipline and maximizing instructional engagement. One of the purposes of both PBIS and Restorative Practice is to improve relationships among students, teachers, and staff鈥攁nd create a sense of belonging for all people in the building.

When rules are violated, school and classroom leaders must respond with appropriate interventions. The 皇家华人 Student Support and Behavior Intervention Handbookwas updated in 2018听to include language regarding Restorative Practice and suggest age-appropriate Restorative Practice strategies. It encourages schools to consider repairing harm, responsibility, and restoring relationships when addressing school discipline.听