As per Board of Education policy, the school district has a Random Drug Testing program in place for students in grades 7-12. For students in grades 9-12 the program is mandatory for students who wish to obtain on-campus parking as well as for those students participating in athletic or extra-curricular programs. All students who wish to participate in athletics, parking or extracurricular activities must submit a drug test consent form before they will be allowed to participate/practice in an activity. The consent form should be submitted to the coach/advisor. Once a student has consented to be tested they will remain in the program for one calendar year. Once the consent form is filed with the school they are free to join any activity they wish.
If your child has consented to be tested and wishes to be removed from the testing pool they may file an Opt-Out form with the coordinator of random drug testing. Once a student Opts-Out of the program they cannot rejoin the program for a full calendar year. There will be a two week grace period after the Opt-Out form is filed to allow the student to change his/her mind. Opt-Out forms are available in the main office.
Enclosed in this packet you will find a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the testing program and consent form to be returned to your child’s Coach/Advisor.
If you have any questions feel free to contact the Random Drug Testing Coordinator at 973-764-6106.