Use Of Tobacco

Policy

It is the policy of Hampton Academy that the use and/or possession of tobacco products, and/or paraphernalia associated with the use of tobacco is strictly forbidden at Hampton Academy, and during all school sponsored events, activities, and trips, on and off campus. The use of tobacco products is defined as, but not limited to, being in possession of a lighted cigarette, electronic cigarette, or the use of loose tobacco products by any method such as inhaling, dipping, or chewing. Possession of tobacco products is defined as, but not limited to, being in possession of cigarettes, loose tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, or any form of tobacco product.

Purpose

It is Hampton Academy’s responsibility to protect the health and safety of its students and its staff through a smoke-free environment.

Procedure

If Hampton Academy staff suspect that a student is in possession of tobacco products, the student will be subjected to a search. The search will be conducted in accordance with the Hampton Academy Student Search Policy.

For all infractions of use and/or possession, of all tobacco products, as defined above, the following shall occur:

First Infraction

  • Assignment to 4 periods of Peer Separation
  • Nicotine awareness instruction
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    Notification of parent/guardian and sending district

Second Infraction

  • Assignment to one full day of Peer Separation
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    Nicotine awareness instruction

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    Notification of parent or guardian

Third Infraction

  • Assignment to peer separation for 2 days
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    Nicotine awareness instruction

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    Notification of parent/guardian and sending district

For the fourth and subsequent infractions, the director or his/her designee will arrange a conference with the student, parent/guardian, and sending district representative to consider further action, both disciplinary and related to smoking cessation.