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VSB reminds students 4/20 is not a day off

The Vancouver School Board is reminding parents and students that April 20 is still a school day regardless of planned 4/20 events.

VSB issues information sheet advising students school is still in session April 20

The VSB has been clear that is does not condone students participating in 4/20 events. (Al Stewart/CBC)

The Vancouver School Board is reminding parents and students that April 20 is still a school day regardless of planned 4/20 events. 

"We just want to make sure parents and students are as well-informed as possible," said Nancy Brennan, associate superintendent of learning services with the school board. 

The VSB has been clear that it does not condone students taking part in 4/20 events.

The notices — sent directly to schools — outline how schools have reported students skipping school to attend 4/20 gatherings or have used it as an excuse not to show up. 

Brennan says the protocol for taking attendance will be no different this Wednesday. 

"We follow the same attendance procedures," she said. "Which usually involves a call home and follow-up."

The material also includes a tip sheet from Vancouver Coastal Health designed to get students to think twice before smoking pot or indulging in cannabis edibles. 

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