Drug testing students

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  1. pumpkincup

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    Since it's red ribbon week our nurse gives us all sorts of goodies to give the children each day...buttons, stickers, bookmarks, activity books etc... Today the kids got a key chain that said "I am drug free".
    This afternoon I got an email from a parent who was angry becuase I gave her child a drug test without her written consent. She assumed that I gave him the key chain because he didn't test positive for any drugs. :lol:
     
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  3. Momma C

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    Makes you understand the kids better, doesn't it !?
     
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    Write back explaining no test was given,everyone received it as part of red ribbon week against use of illegal drugs and hopefully that will end it.
    Sometimes you have to wonder who is harder to deal with in our job the children or their parents.
     
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    I explained it to her. I just found it really amusing that she would actually think that we do drug testing in 3rd grade.
     
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    Who knows? Maybe the third graders might be using steroids to be better kickball players or something? :lol:
     
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    It's sad but you never really know sometimes. One of my 4th graders was caught smoking in the bathroom...
     
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    Did she say anything back after you explained it?
     
  9. pumpkincup

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    She hasn't responded to my email yet.
     

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