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Creighton Prep HEALTH AND Wellness Program

At the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year, Creighton Prep will implement mandatory and random drug and alcohol testing for all students. This is part of a developing health and wellness program at Prep and an ongoing commitment by the school to the Jesuit philosophy of cura personalis, or “care for the whole person.” 

The drug and alcohol testing program will:

  • Educate students about substance use and discourage use through verifiable means
  • Provide earlier intervention that focuses initially on non-disciplinary support
  • Foster an environment that makes it easier for students to say “no”

View the policy as it is scheduled to appear in the 2014-2015 Student-Parent Handbook.

Existing Health and Wellness Program Components 

1. Performance Enhancing Drug Policy

Any student-athlete who possesses, distributes, ingests or otherwise uses any of the banned substances listed here, without written prescription by a fully-licensed physician to treat a medical condition, violates the Creighton Preparatory School sportsmanship rule, and is subject to the following penalties and procedures  

  • A student who is found to have used a substance on the list of banned drugs, either through random testing or according to the rules of apprehension stated in the Student-Parent Handbook, shall be declared ineligible to participate in Creighton Preparatory School athletics (both NSAA sanctioned sports and club sports), for one calendar year (365 days) after the date of the positive drug test. In order to be reinstated after one calendar year, the student must submit to random testing for the duration of the suspension. A student who fails a drug test during the suspension shall be declared permanently ineligible.  
  • After reinstatement, any student who tests positive a second time for a substance on the list of banned drugs shall be declared permanently ineligible to participate in Creighton Preparatory School athletics (both NSAA sanctioned sports and club sports).  
  • A student who tests positive for any banned substance is also subject to the general school policy on substance abuse as delineated in the Student-Parent Handbook.  
  • A student who tests positive may challenge the finding by following the protocol described in the Student-Parent Handbook. The original specimen, which will be retained by the lab, will then undergo a second analysis. If the second analysis is negative, the student will be immediately reinstated. If the second analysis is also positive, the student will remain suspended and the student or his family will be responsible for the cost of the second analysis. 

2. Fitness for Life Course Sequence

Fitness for Life is an individualized, concepts-based course designed to give students the knowledge and skills necessary for self-assessment, creativity, conduct, evaluation, and designing personal fitness programs. The course is a combination of classroom and activity-based learning activities with a focus on proper nutrition and the mastery of skills necessary for students to take ownership in their personal lifetime fitness. Through participation, students learn to compare the fitness benefits in a variety of individual and team activities. Students should feel free to participate and explore without the fear of failure, harm or ridicule.

Fitness for Life II is offered to juniors and seniors who have successfully completed Fitness for Life I. Students will participate in an advanced strength and conditioning program that includes speed, agility, coordination and power. Students will develop a nine-week program that will emphasize those skills, master proper safety technique and understand proper body movement. Collaboration with the instructor and classmates will be promoted through relevant projects, activities and instruction.

3. Concussion Policy

Creighton Prep Athletics follows LB260, the Concussion Awareness Act, which took effect July 1, 2012. This act states that all athletes suspected of having sustained a concussion in practice or competition will be removed from play. The athlete’s parents will be notified immediately and the athlete will be unable to return to play until he is cleared by a licensed medical professional. The licensed medical professional and the parent must provide written permission to return to play.

Licensed medical professional is defined as a physician or a licensed practitioner under the direct supervision of a physician. This includes a certified athletic trainer, a neuropsychologist or some other qualified individual who is (a) registered, licensed, certified or otherwise statutorily recognized by the State of Nebraska to provide health care services and (b) trained in the evaluation and management of traumatic brain injuries among a pediatric population.

 

Scheduled Town Hall Meetings

If you have questions, feel free to attend one of the town hall meetings on:

  • January 9, 15 and 22
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • The Henry L. Sullivan, S.J. Campus Center, which is located just inside the west entrance to the school from the west parking lot

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • Why is Creighton Prep testing students for drugs?
  • What are the chances that my son will be tested?
  • What drugs are included in the test?
  • Does the test cover synthetic drugs?
  • What do you mean by binge drinking?
  • What are the testing procedures?
  • What company will perform the tests?
  • Who obtains the hair samples?
  • Could the testing procedure lead to a false positive?
  • Can test results be challenged?
  • How will I know when my son was tested? What about the results?
  • What happens if my son tests positive for binge drinking or drugs?
  • What if my son takes prescription medication, for example for pain or ADHD?
  • Can I still seek help from Prep if I have a concern that my son is using illegal substances?
  • Can I view a copy of the letter sent to constituents?
  • I'd like to view the survey and data used to make this decision.

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7400 Western Ave
Omaha, NE 68114

402 393 1190

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