As of August 27, 2019, 215 possible cases have been reported from 25 states and additional reports of pulmonary illness are under investigation. E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, most also contain flavorings and other chemicals, and some may contain marijuana or other substances. They are known by many different names and come in many shapes, sizes and device types. Devices may be referred to as “e-cigs,” “vapes,” “e-hookahs,” “vape pens,” “mods,” tanks, or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Some e-cigarette devices resemble other tobacco products such as cigarettes; some resemble ordinary household items such as USB flash drives, pens, and flashlights; and others have unique shapes. Use of e-cigarettes is sometimes referred to as “vaping” or “juuling.” E-cigarettes used for dabbing are sometimes called “dab” pens. E-cigarettes can contain harmful or potentially harmful substances, including nicotine, heavy metals (e.g., lead), volatile organic compounds, and cancer-causing chemicals. Additionally, some e-cigarette products are used to deliver illicit substances; may be acquired from unknown or unauthorized (i.e., “street”) sources; and may be modified for uses that could increase their potential for harm to the user. Youth, young adults, pregnant women, as well as adults who do not currently use tobacco products should not use e-cigarettes. For more information please see the attached.
News & Announcements
Joslyn Simonds is recipient of Character Award for the Month of August
Joslyn Simonds, Shayne Cline, Isabella Green, Jordan Roper, Aaralyn Ely and Kensley Chambers.
AIG students visit NC State, Duke, UNC and Wake Forest this past summer
Benjamin Cutler, Swain High English and Creative Writing teacher, has just won the Susan Laughter Meyers Poetry Fellowship at Weymouth.
Swain County Board of Education will be meeting on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held at The Swain County Administration Building on 50 Main Street Bryson City NC, 28713 on the 3rd floor inside the auditorium.
Swain High sophomore Kensley Chambers found a way to give back to students who might need a little extra help.
Online Student Registration/Data Validation System is available!!! Please consider using this online process in place of many of the hard copy student forms that your child brings home at the beginning of the school year.
With construction well underway, Swain High has some new traffic patterns that parents and students need to be aware of before the first day of school.
Here are a few important rule changes to the Swain High School, School Management Plan