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Good Day West Potomac Community!
I hope everyone is continuing to stay safe and healthy. Next week we will begin the full implementation of the Distance Learning Plan. For the most up to date information please go to our DLP page on our website.
Also, next week on Wednesday, April 15th I will be hosting class level parent coffees. Please join me for an opportunity to ask questions and reconnect on all things West Potomac. The blackboard collaborate links are below.
April 15th Parent Coffees
9:00 am - Class of 2020 Parents
10:00 am - Class of 2021 Parents
11:00 am - Class of 2022 Parents
1:00 pm - Class of 2023 Parents
From Ms. Knudson our Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist
Hello West Potomac community! I hope all of you are staying healthy and well. I wanted to provide some information about vaping and drugs that is relevant to what we are experiencing right now with COVID-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently updated their website to include information about smoking/vaping and COVID-19. The WHO states that “smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to COVID-19.” The full statement can be found here. A recent article from CNN Health detailed how vapers may be at increased risk for more serious complications due to COVID-19. It also discusses the concern that use of other drugs specifically opioids and methamphetamine may increase users risk of developing serious complications from COVID-19. The full article can be found here.
Unfortunately, substance use and addiction don’t stop for a pandemic. If you need support with your child please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, the Community Services Board (CSB) is still providing mental health and substance abuse services. Their information can be found here. If there are any parents trying to have conversations about addiction, drugs, and alcohol while your child is a captive audience and you need material please let me know.
Out of the Darkness Walk
The Out of the Darkness Walk that was scheduled on March 28th will now happen virtually on Saturday, April 11 at 11:30 am. For more information please visit afsp.org/WestPotomacHS
Scientists Thrive at WP
We have several students place in the category awards and honorable mentions of the regional virtual science fair. Congratulations to our winners. Check them out here:
Evelyn Mulhern, Andrei Zaitsev Owen Barr & Mike Oelschlager
Ethan Brodie, Aaron Kopp & Michael Weinraub
Reilly Clautice, Jake Cooper, Jack Taylor Sophia Cicero, Macy Lindblom & Renee Temple
Sam Bachmore, Carter Hamilton & Sam Watterson
Adam Bao, Evan Bednarek & Robert Lamb
Ethan Hanson, Chris Hewitt & Wes Hutcherson
Creativity Thrives at WP
Artist: Lily Jagow
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