Something that we frequently hear from employers is that they have difficulty filling positions due to the lack of applicants who are able to pass a drug screening. Regardless of a student’s next step after high school, his or her ability to be certified “drug free” gives him or her significant advantage. It is an excellent item to be able to put on any application or résumé.
The Harvey Club R.E.D. program provides students with this opportunity. Not only does it make participants more attractive to employers and admission offices, but it also helps to promote a culture of wellness and healthy living among our school and community. This program is strictly voluntary. As an incentive for participation, students who qualify will receive special discounts at a number of area businesses when they present their membership card, including:
• Buffalo Wild Wings
• Bella Donna Salon
• City Skate Center
• Compadres Painesville
• Dapper Shave & Cut
• Dunkin Donuts
• El Taco Macho
• Expert Nails & Spa
• Harry Buffalo
• La Casita
• Leon Bakery
• Maria’s Hair Salon
• Scores Fun Center
• Starfish & Coffee
Participating students will also have access to in-school incentives such as free passes to athletic events/performances and special drawings.
How the program works
1. All participating students will undergo a drug screening conducted by Great Lakes Biomedical (GLB) at the school in the fall. GLB will issue students who pass their screening a membership card.
2. A random sample of students will receive a screening from GLB at the school quarterly throughout the year.
3. Upon completion of each round of testing, GLB will finalize results and will notify the parent/guardian of any positive testing results. Results are 100% confidential, are reported directly to the parent/guardian only, and will not be released to any other party without written consent of the parent/guardian.
4. If a positive test result occurs, the parent/ guardian may request counseling or follow up testing within the program. GLB will not attempt to diagnose substance abuse problems, but can assist with counseling referrals.
This voluntary program is available to any 9-12 student enrolled in the district. It is offered at no cost to students and families—the district covers all costs. To participate, please return the bottom portion of the application attached; signed by both the student and parent/guardian. The parent/guardian will be notified prior to initial testing in the fall. Please direct questions to Superintendent Dr. Josh Englehart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 392-5061