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What is your favorite Pumpkin Spice item in the fall?

  • Iced Pumpkin Cream Chai Tea Latte (27%, 23 Votes)
  • Pumpkin Spice candles (24%, 20 Votes)
  • Pumpkin Spice Oreos (18%, 15 Votes)
  • Pumpkin Spice donuts (18%, 15 Votes)
  • Pumpkin Spice gnocchi (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Pumpkin Spice goldfish (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Pumpkin Spice cream cheese (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 41

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GRHS Vaping Policy


In response to the escalating issue of vaping in schools, the vaping policy at GRHS is designed to address suspicions and curb the prevalence of this issue. The policy stipulates a two-tiered approach, differentiating between suspicion-based investigations and cases supported by concrete evidence.

According to GRHS guidelines, individuals suspected of vaping undergo a thorough investigation. The school´s handbook states that the consequences of a first-time offense are ¨Out-of-School Suspension; Medical examination, Referral to SAC for smoking cessation assistance; Parents contacted/ conference suggested; Complaint filed with police¨. 

If compelling evidence is present, the student undergoes a screening conducted by the school nurse, accompanied by an administrator who poses relevant inquiries. Although initial denials are commonplace, many individuals eventually admit to their involvement in vaping. Following this, parents are promptly informed, and a third-party screener is engaged for testing.

For cases with irrefutable proof, the consequences can be severe, potentially resulting in up to five days of suspension. In group settings where vaping is detected, the individual in possession of the vape device faces suspension consequences, while other parties are subjected to screening and investigation.

Upon their return, students are guided through a reeducation process by the Student Assistance Counselor (S.A.C.), emphasizing the negative health effects of vaping. The aim is not only to address the immediate issue but also to create awareness and deterrence among the student body. 

Importantly, the vaping policy at GRHS aligns with state law, ensuring consistency in addressing this pervasive problem. Over the past few years, vaping has emerged as a growing concern in educational institutions nationwide. However, through proactive measures implemented by the administration, the persistence of this issue within the school community has decreased. 


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