You can register at www.senatorlanza.com or call (718)984-4073.
We are very committed to this battle to raise awareness to this very concerning epidemic, the large number of lives lost to drug overdoses on Staten Island. This epidemic is truly overwhelming and has affected each one of us in one way or another. We have lost many members of our New Dorp family, such as former graduates, present students, parents and other family members of both our staff and student body. This opiate and heroin epidemic is in need of extreme efforts and our local elected officials and community organizations are joining together to lead this effort. As a school community, we at New Dorp are also partnering in this very important battle by hosting a Narcan training and information session on Tuesday, December 5 at 7PM. This will be our 2nd Annual “Free Narcan Training Event” at New Dorp. Our first training, nearly one year ago, was the largest in New York State. There will be resources and materials available, discussion of the signs of drug abuse, as well as training on the administration of Narcan to someone who has overdosed. Narcan is not the answer to this huge problem, but it does, and has, saved lives. I feel strongly that our parents, staff and students should be trained, especially our seniors who are headed to college and might find themselves in the presence of someone in need of Narcan. Being trained and having a Narcan kit can save a life and once that life is saved, we can work collaboratively to get help for that individual. If you have been trained in the past, you should know that the kits have expiration dates and you are probably in need of a new kit. The new kits are much easier to understand and administer. Narcan kits cost around $70 each, but will be distributed for free at this event. Once again, please make time in your busy schedule to join us tomorrow and bring your child with you……it is sure to make an impact. Please RSVP so that we can have enough Narcan kits for all participants (you don’t have to give your real name if you don’t want to), at www.senatorlanza.com or call (718)984-4073. See you then.
Thank you and have a great evening.