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Weekly Update 11/18/22

Weekly Announcements: November 14-18


Yale University School of Medicine Research Survey

Please see the letter below from the Tobacco Research in Youth Group at Yale University:

The Tobacco Research in Youth Group at Yale University School of Medicine is conducting an anonymous survey as part of a research study to understand more about adolescents’ use of and perceived risk for different types of substances. The survey focuses on tobacco products (e.g. cigarettes, e-cigarettes), but there also are some questions about alcohol and marijuana.

This survey is open to all students and will take no more than 20-30 minutes of your child’s time. It will be administered at school during school hours.

If you DO NOT want your child to participate in this study, please email Dana Cavallo of Yale University at If we don’t hear back from you by November 30, 2022, we will assume that your child has permission to participate.

There are minimal risks/inconveniences associated with participation. Although this survey will not benefit your child personally, we hope that our results will add to the knowledge about substance use among youth.

We will make every effort to insure your child’s confidentiality. We will not collect any information from your child that will make it possible to trace his/her responses back to him/her.

If you have any questions about the study, don't hesitate to get in touch with one of the study personnel:

Dana Cavallo, Ph.D. |
Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Ph.D. |

If you would like to talk with someone other than the researchers to discuss problems or concerns, to discuss situations in the event that a member of the research team is not available, or to discuss your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Yale University Human Subjects Committee, (203) 785-4688,

Additional information is available here.


Thanksgiving Football Game

Tickets are now available for the Woodstock Academy football game against Killingly on Thanksgiving Day! The game starts at 10:30 a.m. at Nichols College. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, and $10 for adults.

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Thanksgiving Break is Homework-Free

Our teachers make an effort only to assign homework that is genuinely beneficial and necessary, but several times throughout the year we designate homework-free weekends to allow students to spend time with family, explore hobbies, enjoy time outdoors, and rest and restore. We encourage you to enjoy the holiday with loved ones, and hope you have a peaceful and rejuvenating Thanksgiving break!