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Palisades Park Public Schools Visitors Policy

February 15, 2018
 
Dear Palisades Park Community,
 
In collaboration with the Palisades Park Police Department, I would like to take a moment to advise you that effective February 21st, 2018 no visitors are to enter any school building with students during arrival. In addition, all visitors to our schools will need to have an appointment to enter the building. (If you require assistance, an appointment must be made after the start of the school day.)
 
At the buzzer, it is expected that all visitors will state the purpose of their visit and/or specify with whom they have an appointment. All visitors will still be required to show photo identification to the security personnel at each respective building for entrance.
 
It is imperative that visitors do not hold the door open for others behind them. Each visitor must be acknowledged individually through the buzzer system.
 
If you must drop off an item for a student (lunch, homework, etc.) you will be directed to deposit that item in a bin outside the main entry.

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PPHS Parent information about vaping

May 1, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians of Palisades Park Jr./Sr. High School:

Across the nation, there has been a significant increase in the use of electronic smoking devices by students to “vape” tobacco and other nicotine products. In fact, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens, electronic smoking devices (often called “vapes” or “e-cigarettes”) are the most common nicotine delivery system among youth in the United States.

Vapes are battery-operated devices that deliver nicotine and/or flavorings without burning tobacco.  In most e-cigarettes, puffing activates the battery powered heating device, which vaporizes the liquid in the cartridge.  The resulting vapor is then inhaled (called ”vaping”). On many vapes and e-cigarettes that are being used, the wattage can be turned up to an unnecessary high level, thus promoting a higher concentration of nicotine per puff.   Despite growing in popularity, many questions remain over vapes and potential health risks. Because vapes can contain nicotine, they may serve as a “gateway” drug to addict yount people who may go on to regular cigarettes or smokeless tobacco.  In the state of New Jersey, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase a vape pen or cartridge.

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