The Administration, faculty and staff of Green Valley High School have the responsibility to keep all our students safe from drug abuse, a behavior that destroys bodies and minds, impedes academic and a athletic performance, and creates barriers to success and happiness. In accepting and undertaking this responsibility, Green Valley High School has implemented a comprehensive educational and administrative program to inform our students about the mental and physical consequences of drug abuse and to discourage and prevent our students from using drugs. As part of this program in 2008, Green Valley High School implemented random drug testing of those students who want to represent the school on our athletic teams. Parents of non-athletes will also have the option to have their child participate in the program. This random drug testing program does not seek to punish students but to steer young people away from a destructive behavior and to identify students in need of drug treatment. The random drug testing of students at Green Valley High School is an important component of our overall effort to protect our students from the dangers of drug abuse and provide a safe, healthy environment for our students, staff, parents and families on our campus and at our athletic events.
The initial cost of the random student athlete drug testing will be offset by a ten dollar fee that will be charged to each student athlete who turns in an athletic packet for any athletic team at Green Valley High School. The fee for a parent who chooses to have their child participate in the program is also ten dollars. The fee will apply only once per year and can be paid at the school bank.
Please download the Parent Option Permit Form located under the Parents & Students tab to have your child enrolled in the Green Valley High School Random Student Drug Testing Program. Being in this program in no way will place your child in a higher risk of receiving a punishment from Green Valley High School. This program is meant as a another level of education and a deterrent to help us in our efforts to keep kids away from behaviors that will affect them later in their lives.
PLEASE BECOME PART OF A SCHOOL THAT IS TRYING TO HELP STUDENTS SAY NO TO DRUGS AND ALCOHOL.