MARCH 4: HIGH SCHOOL PARENT COFFEE HIGHLIGHTS

PTA Updates

  • International Fair is next Saturday, March 16! Sign up to volunteer: International Fair Volunteer Sign Up
  • Staff Appreciation Day is on April 23, 2019. Volunteers are needed for this event. 

New High School Principal Welcome!
A warm welcome to our new high school principal for the 2019-20 school year, Mr. Stephen Ly! 

Dr. Jeff Devens on Alcohol and other Mood-altering Substances
What constitutes alcohol use disorder?
    •    Tolerance

    •    Impaired control

    •    Physical dependence

    •    Craving


Number one reason why SAS students drink: to cope. Anonymous survey was conducted to know how many SAS students are drinking alcohol. The data for the past 10 years has been consistent. 

Alcohol statistics:
    •    Alcohol is the most widely used substance among youth

    •    What constitutes binge drinking? 
Females consuming four or more drinks in two hours. Males consuming five or more drinks in two hours.

Know the signs! Save a child from alcohol poisoning:
M: Mental Confusion
U: Unresponsive
S: Snoring/gasping for Air
T: Throwing Up
H: Hypothermia
E: Erratic Breathing
L: Loss of Consciousness
P: Paleness/Blueness of Skin

Treatment for alcohol poisoning:
    •    Oxygen therapy

    •    Incubation

    •    Intravenous fluids 

Other trending points:
    •    There is no school-sponsored spring break trip to Bali
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    •    Prom is an alcohol-free event. High school administration will conduct a breathalyzer test during the event should there be a suspicion that a student is under the influence of alcohol.

    •    There is no school-sponsored after prom event
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    •    Vaping, “huffing”, and warehouse parties are trending now
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    •    SAS conducts random drug screening. The principal or deputy principal will notify parents when a hair follicle sample was obtained. 


SAS Suspension Overview
Alcohol, tobacco, and vaping consequences:
    •    Suspension

    •    Students stay in Singapore during the next Interim Semester

    •    Restricted travel for 28 calendar days

    •    Honor society sponsors will be notified

    •    Reported to colleges that ask 


High School Updates
    •    Interim Semester went smoothly! 

    •    Graduation ceremony is on Friday, May 31, 2019

    •    High school students will have two days off before the last day during the final week of school due to Hari Raya Puasa on Wednesday

    •    Course sign-ups from March 12 at 8:00 a.m.
 to March 21 at 3:00 p.m.

    •    Current freshmen with questions, contact personal academic counselors at 6360 6810

    •    Current sophomore and juniors with questions, contact college counseling at 6360 6501


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