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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to recognize and honor all our outstanding teachers who are the heart and soul of education. Thank you, teachers, for working hard each and every day to elevate our students to become successful in school and beyond. We celebrate you today and every day!

One of just 50 schools across the country with this distinction

Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond has been recognized as a National School of Character. This is the first time a school from Washington state has been recognized with this award. The recognition comes from Character.org, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.

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    Substance Use

    Students Report of Substance Use
    On the 2016 Healthy Youth Survey, students in grades 6, 8 and 10 continued to report downward trends. They reported eight-year lows in current and lifetime substance use. Similarly, grade 12 students trended downward and reached eight-year lows in lifetime alcohol use, current binge drinking, lifetime marijuana use and current illegal drug use. Twelfth graders also reported a 4% decline in current prescription drug use.

    There were slight increases from 2014 in current cigarette smoking, current alcohol use, current marijuana use and substance use at school for grade 12 students.

    Grades 6 and 8 reported fewer students using e-cigarette or vaporizer than state average. Grades 10 and 12 reported slightly higher use of e-cigarettes or vaporizers than state average.

    All grades reported fewer students using marijuana than state average.

    Supports in Place at Schools
    To continue to support students in making healthy choices when it comes to using drugs or alcohol, the District has a partnership with Youth Eastside Services. The partnership provides prevention/interventionists at each secondary school.

    School Rules and Discipline
    It is against school rules for students to possess, use, be under the influence of, transfer, sell or share drugs, alcohol, paraphernalia, cigarettes or vape-devices while on campus, on school transportation or at a school-sponsored activity.

    Students found to have violated these rules may be referred to the prevention/interventionist for a risk assessment, in addition to receiving school discipline.

    Read more information about school rules and discipline.

     

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