July 19, 2024
Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) for HSD

There are student-led groups at both the middle and high school, co-facilitated with Hartford Community Coalition (HCC), that is called "Why RBS"--please email Mrs. Potter at potterj@hartfordschools.net if you would like to join!

Six smiling students sitting on a wall in Montpelier

Three smiling students giving thumbs up

Get Involved

Want to get more involved in having a voice in prevention?  Join the weekly Hartford Community Coalition's prevention meeting.  More information at hccvt.org

Student Assistance Program

There are updated signs around the school property indicating that alcohol, tobacco products (including vapes), and cannabis are not allowed on school property, this includes at after school events and sports.  If you or someone you know is struggling with substance misuse, or you have further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Student Assistance Provider (SAP), Sue Olmsted, at omlsteds@hartfordschools.net or call the high school at 295-8610 ext 2112.

HHS - Substance Free School sign

Vaping linked to COVID-19 risk in teens and young adults
August 11, 2020:  According to a new study, among young people tested for COVID-19, those who vaped were five to seven times more likely to be infected than those who did not use e-cigarettes.  “Teens and young adults need to know that if you use e-cigarettes, you are likely at immediate risk of COVID-19 because you are damaging your lungs,” said the study’s senior author, Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, professor of pediatrics.

According to the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey, nearly one in five high school students (19.6%) use e-cigarettes, with nearly forty percent of them (38.9%) doing so on 20 or more of the past 30 days.  This number has only risen with the COVID pandemic.  This website serves as a community resource, as we attempt to help youth and other community members to make safer choices.  If you would like additional information not provided here, please contact Janet Potter, Student Assistance Provider (SAP), at potterj@hartfordschools.net

You can also reach out to our community drug-free grant partner, Hartford Community Coalition (HCC at https://hccvt.org/)

General Information

Parent Presentations

Talk with Your Teen

E-Cigarette or Vaping Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI)

  • Lung Injuries - Most Recent Statistics & Information from the CDC  (Brote de lesión pulmonar Español)
    As of Feb. 18, 2020, 2807 patients hospitalized and 68 deaths reported.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, data has not been updated since this date.

Resources to Quit Vaping or Smoking