Drug/Alcohol Abuse

Northern Valley Regional High School has a well-defined policy regarding drug abuse. Students are forbidden from using, possessing, or being under the influence of drugs or narcotics at any time while at school, at a school function under the jurisdiction of the school, or on the school property. In cooperation with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Old Tappan Police, we will conduct periodic unannounced searches involving the Canine Unit. All vehicles on school property are subject to being searched. If the school believes a student is in violation of the policy, the parents shall be notified by the school authorities in the hope that the problems can be solved cooperatively. Students and parents should refer to Board of Education Policy 5131.6. (Substance Abuse Policy)