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SOJH Mission Statement
The mission of South Ogden Jr High is to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and strategies to excel now and in the future. 
We unite students, teachers, and parents to create a community based on integrity and accountability.
SOJH Vision Statement
Empowering Students to Excel

Our Administration Contacts

Mr. Velden Wardle, Principal

Mr. Quinn Talbot, Assistant Principal

Tobacco Policy


Weber School District shall be tobacco-free in order to promote the academic, emotional, social and physical well-being of all students.  The policy applies to all school grounds whether or not school is in session.  Prohibitions also apply to school functions off school grounds.  The policy prohibits possession or use of tobacco by students.  The policy prohibits use of tobacco by employees and visitors.ENFORCEMENT OF TOBACCO POLICY
Student violations:  Buying, attempting to buy or possessing cigars, cigarettes, or tobacco in any form by a person 18 years old or younger on school grounds or property. (UCA 76-10-105)


1.Tobacco products and paraphernalia will be confiscated.
2.Parent(s) or guardian(s) will be contacted by the school administrator.
3.Compliance officers (administrators and resource officers) may write a citation if a student buys, attempts to buy, or is in possession of tobacco on school property.  Administrators may not write citations off school property, but may take disciplinary action.
4.Staff members may refer an offender to a school compliance officer, but only compliance officers may issue a citation.
5.The compliance officer will document the witness information and evidence.
6.Citations for students under 18 are written in the “Citations for Possession of Tobacco” booklet.
7.Citations for 18 year old students are written in the “Notice and Referral for Possession of Tobacco (18 Year Old Students Only)” booklet.  Both booklets may be obtained from Weber School District Student Services.
8.The compliance officer should be prompt in sending citations to the appropriate court.
1.For students under 18- Second District Juvenile Court (444 – 26th St. Ogden, UT 84404). 
2.For students 18 years old and older – the appropriate city or county attorney (see inside front cover of booklet).
9.Parent(s) or guardian(s) should receive a copy of the citation.
10.Students in possession of paraphernalia will be dealt with according to the Safe Schools Policy and/or the Substance Abuse Policy.

Visitor Violations Under Age 19:  Use of tobacco products on school property is prohibited.  Refer to steps 1 and 3-8 under “Enforcement of Tobacco Policy, Student Violations.”

Visitor Violations Age 19 and Over:  Use of tobacco products on school property is prohibited.

1.Any visitor found using tobacco products will be informed of the school’s Tobacco Policy and asked by a school official to refrain from using tobacco products while on school property.
2.Any visitor who does not comply will be asked to leave.
3.If a visitor refuses to leave, the police may be called.
Employee Violations:  refer to the Weber School District “Drug Free Workplace Policy.”

Advertising tobacco products is prohibited on school property, at school functions, and in school publications.  This includes student clothing that advertises tobacco products.  Sponsors of school events may not be used to promote tobacco use.

SALE, DELIVERY, TRANSFER OR DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS:  Neither tobacco in any form nor tobacco paraphernalia may be sold, delivered, transferred or distributed to anyone under the age of 19 on or in Weber School District property or at any school function off school property.


1.The Tobacco Policy will be made available to all students, parents, and employees by being sent home in a newsletter, placed on our school website, posted in the faculty room and placed in the main office by the teachers boxes.
2.Reminders that Weber School District is a tobacco-free zone will be given to the community at large.
3.Teachers will be trained in tobacco prevention techniques.
4.Students in grades K-12 will participate in tobacco prevention programs and activities.
5.Families and community agencies will be invited to participate in tobacco prevention programs and activities.
6.Cessation information will be available to all students, employees, and community members.
7.Evaluation of the policy will take place at appropriate intervals and be conducted in a systematic way.

Utah Tobacco Quit Line- 1-888-567-TRUTH
Weber Human Services 399-7182 (Cathy Walfern or Kristi Jones)