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All 7th Grade Students Must Have Proof Of TDap Shot To Begin School on August 10, 2016.
CURRENT 6th Grade Students Must Have Proof Of Whooping Cough Immunization. Please submit proof of shot to school office by March 27, 2017
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New immunization requirements for the 2016-2017 school year/SB 277:áAll incoming Kindergarten and 7thágrade students must have current immunizations on record to begin school on August 10, 2016.áCalifornia law SB 277 no longer allows personal or religious beliefs exemptions. Clickáhere for more information.
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Jennifer Krogman

Blog EntryBlog: Monday, August 31, 2009

Just Do It

At some point in your life, you will be faced with peer pressure.  In the midst of that pressure you will have to make a choice:  give in… or don’t. 

 

There are many situations where you may not want to partake, but feel pressured to do so.  Following are some of those possible situations:

 

  • Being asked to smoke a cigarette
  • Being asked to drink alcohol
  • Being asked to do drugs
  • Being asked to participate in sexual activities
  • Being asked to cheat on a test
  • Being asked to steal something
  • Being asked to lie to someone
  • Being asked to be mean to someone

 

It can be difficult to say “no” in these situations if you are feeling pressured by those around you.  Perhaps the most important thing to remember is that much of the experience of pressure comes from within you.  Think about why you would succumb to your peers.  Are you concerned about them liking you?  Do you want them to think your cool?  Are you worried about what they might say about you?

 

There are many ways to communicate your disinterest in participating in certain activities.  The clearest way is simply to be direct.  For example, if you are feeling pressured to drink alcohol at a party you might say “No thanks.  I don’t want to.”  However, there are other, more indirect things you could say like “it makes me sick,”  “my parents would kill me,” “I’m taking cold medicine right now,” “I have an important test in the morning.”  The possibilities are endless.

 

Sometimes, it is more comfortable for people to lie than to be direct.  Why do you think that is?  Do you think it is OK to lie in situations like those presented above?  What do you think would be the best way to stand up to peer pressure?  Why does peer pressure exist anyway?

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