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An Important Message for Stratford Middle School Parents 9/6/19

September 6, 2019

Dear Stratford Middle School Parents,

The purpose of this letter is to keep you informed of a situation that occurred today at Stratford Middle School, and it is not intended to alarm you.

Today, students were observed using a vape pen on school grounds. Stratford’s administration was made aware of the situation and immediately investigated the incident. We determined that a limited number of students had utilized the device, and we are confident that the device contained neither nicotine nor cannabis. The families of all involved students were notified, and the students will receive appropriate consequences.

Stratford Middle School will not tolerate vape pens on school property. All instances in which any such item is found on school property will be taken seriously, and students involved in any situation like this will be provided with appropriate consequences.

Please take this as an opportunity to share with your child that vape pens, whether they contain nicotine or any other substance, are harmful to one’s health. While specific laws on vape pens are vague and vary dependent upon their contents and the municipality in which they are possessed, they are federally banned from being sold to minors.

As always, student health and safety are our highest priorities. I appreciate you reiterating this crucial information with your child. Please contact me at or 630-671-4300 if you have any questions or concerns.


Patrick Dawson
Stratford Middle School