Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser

main CCPS email header image
image for enhanced student communication

Collier County Public Schools is committed to keeping parents informed on rising nationwide trends. Below is some important information regarding Juul devices, which have become popular among young adults. These devices are often hidden in plain sight, disguised as familiar objects. We are working with our school leaders and teachers to keep these devices out of our schools. We need parents to be just as vigilant at home as part of this effort.

WHAT IS A JUUL? (pronounced "jewel")

  • A battery-powered vape system containing a pod pre-filled with a high volume of nicotine
  • Tiny Juul pods contain as much nicotine as an entire pack of cigarettes

WHY IS IT POPULAR AMONG TEENS?

  • Juuls come in a variety of flavors and smells (fruit medley, mango, crème brulee, cool cucumber)
  • These devices are very small and easy to hide, often disguised as USB drives, chargers, and Sharpie pens

WHAT DO JUULS LOOK LIKE?

image for enhanced student communication

WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES FOR STUDENTS CAUGHT WITH A JUUL?

  • The use of vapes and juuls is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct
  • Out-of-School Suspension
  • Coding for athletes
  • Police citation

WHAT ARE SOME SIGNS OF VAPING?

  • Sweet smell
  • Persistent cough
  • Odd-looking new technology (i.e. USB drive, charger)
  • Increased thirst
  • Nosebleeds
  • Acne
  • Sudden decrease in caffeine intake

We encourage parents to educate themselves on the dangers of vaping and to familiarize themselves with the often disguised appearance of these products.

Click here for substance abuse resources. Click here to watch a short video from NBC News.

Kamela Patton, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools


Collier County Public Schools

(239) 377-0001
For additional information, please visit our website at www.collierschools.com

School Board
Mr. Roy M. Terry, Chair • Mrs. Stephanie Lucarelli, Vice Chair
Mr. Erick Carter, Member • Mrs. Erika Donalds, Member • Mrs. Kelly Lichter, Member


Superintendent
Dr. Kamela Patton

twitter logo  facebook logo  instagram logo