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Fentanyl Film the week of November 7th

November 7, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians:

During the week of November 7th, 2022, students will be viewing a video on the dangers of fentanyl and having class discussions within their Card Time periods. 

According to the Natural High Fentanyl Film Screening Guide, “The fentanyl poisoning crisis is just that, and it’s getting worse every day. Whether you’ve heard mention of the rise of deaths due to fentanyl in the news or not, it’s very unlikely your kids are aware. Now is the right time, no matter how young or old your kids are. We’re realistic. We understand that most kids (teenagers especially) don’t want to sit down with their parents and watch a public service announcement. That’s putting it lightly. Perhaps you often meet with groups of parents or work with kids – Scouts, PTA, youth group leader, sports coach, or you’re the life of the neighborhood and like to host block parties. The possibilities are endless. Scenarios like these are a perfect opportunity to take less than 10 minutes to spread awareness on a critical issue like fentanyl poisoning. Again, most parents and kids are unaware of this hidden danger. Please use the film and the discussion guide to inform and educate the kids in your life.

You could tie this to an incentive they’re interested in, like getting a ride to the beach or the mall, extra time on video games, or a new app they want to download. Hey, we do what we need to do, right? There’s no question that the fentanyl crisis is a threat to every kid and every family. We believe sharing this film will save lives.”

We encourage all parents/guardians to view the video and have discussions with your children about the dangers of using drugs. Natural High - Dead On Arrival - Original (Full-Length) Film On The Fentanyl Crisis

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school counselor. Thank you!


The South Sioux City High School Counseling Team