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Tobacco Policy

In accordance with Swain County Schools Policies, any tobacco use or possession of tobacco products is not allowed on school campuses. Tobacco products include: cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, vaping devices, or any paraphernalia (lighters, wrapping papers, pipes, spit bottles, liquid vape, etc.).

Tobacco or paraphernalia will be confiscated and turned in to the office and will not be returned to student or parent.


1st offense:  

  • Student will be required to attend 2 consecutive tobacco cessation classes.

  • Classes will be on the two Fridays following the offense during club schedule.  

  • Failure to attend will result in 1 day of OSS for each missed session.  

  • OSS will be served on the next school day following the missed tobacco cessation class.

  • Parent will be notified via ConnectEd.

2nd offense:

  • 3 days ISS  

  • Parent will be notified by administration

3rd offense:

  • 1 day 0SS

  • Parent conference and behavior contract

4th offense and all incidents following:

  • Parent will be notified by administration

  • 2 days OSS

  • Student will be considered overtly insubordinate and administration will look at an alternative placement for this student

These offenses will remain comprehensive for the year.



  • Swain County High School
  • Aug 8, 2018
  • Public
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