Silent No More
As part of the effort to battle the Fentanyl Crisis, McLean High School will host the “Silent No More” assembly for 11th graders on June 1st from 9:30-11:00.
“Silent No More” is a program developed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Students will hear important information from health experts, a DEA agent, a federal prosecutor, and those that have been personally touched by this national epidemic that has reached Fairfax. Your student will hear stories from family members who have lost loved ones to unintentional overdoses, as well as young people who suffered from substance use disorder (commonly known as addiction) themselves. They will be educated on what these dangerous drugs look like, how deadly fentanyl is, and how it is being used to make “fake” pills being sold on the street as legally prescribed medication. The medical professionals will explain the science behind addiction, and the relationship between mental health and substance use disorder. This group will also have community resources available relating to drug services.
If you do not want your child to participate in this assembly, please complete and return this Silent No More Opt-Out Form by Thursday, 5/25. Students opted out of this program will be provided with an alternative activity during the assembly.