New substance use screening for 9th graders

Starting February 1, 2022, our school’s health staff will begin a health screening called SBIRT with our ninth grade students.  SBIRT stands for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment.  SBIRT is used to screen for alcohol, nicotine, tobacco, and other drug use.  This health screening is required by Massachusetts law.

As with any school health screening, you can opt your child out of this process.  Students themselves may also choose not to take part.  If you do not want your child to participate in this screening or you have any questions, please contact the school nurse directly at 413-362-1743 or 413-362-1744.

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