Family Resource Center

Rowland Unified School District

Serving the families living within the Rowland Unified School District including parts of Rowland Heights, West Covina, La Puente, Walnut, and City of Industry


Drug, Alcohol, Tobacco Education Program

Drug Alcohol Tobacco Education (DATE) Program

RUSD District Office

1830 S. Nogales Street

Rowland Heights, CA 91748

Phone: 626-854-8340

FAX: 626-854-8547

Please select link to view informational pamphlet                                     

The DATE Program provides prevention education and service for children and families in the areas of drug, alcohol, tobacco, and violence prevention.  The goal is the teach children resiliency and offer positive alternatives in developing healthy, drug-free lifestyles.  An advisory committee meets quarterly to monitor the program and make recommendations for effectiveness.

Curriculum - Research based prevention curriculum is used in grades K-12.  The district adopted materials focus on substance abuse and violence prevention, decision-making, and refusal skills.  In Kindergarten through 6th grade and in 9th grade health classes, Too Good For Drugs and Violence is taught.  In 7th and 8th grades, Project Alert is the approved curriculum.  All lessons are research based effective programs.

Parent Education - Two 10-week series of classes are offered each year in English and Spanish. See link below for classes, dates, and times.

Tobacco Cessation - Information is available to children and adults regarding programs for tobacco cessation.  Classes addressing tobacco prevention and cessation are provided at all high school campuses, funded through a state-awarded grant.

California Healthy Kids' Survey - Given each year at selected grade levels, this state-mandated survey measures students' attitudes, knowledge and use of substances and violence.

Counseling - Contracted through professional agencies, counseling is provided on a regular basis for high-risk students at each high school.

After School Programs/Assemblies - Based on individual school needs, funding is provided for activities with a prevention focus such as after- school programs, assemblies, and remedial reading using prevention materials.

Informational Links

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids


Red Ribbon Week - Part of nation-wide observance the last week in October each year, the observance is used to focus student/community attention on promoting a drug-free lifestyle.  Click here to be taken to the nation webpage for Red Ribbon Week.

Great American Smoke Out - Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, this national observance on the third Thursday of November each year focuses attention on prevention and cessation from the hazardous effects of tobacco use. Planning guides for Red Ribbon Week and Great American Smoke Out can be found here.

Safe Communities Week - This event is observed in the spring of each year.  It brings all facets of the community together to promote personal/community health and safety.

Kicks Butts Day - This event is observed at the high schools as an awareness of tobacco use.  Students participate in teen forums, poster and essay contests, skits, and other activities that are planned by the school site with the assistance of tobacco prevention agencies such as the American Cancer Society.  This year it will be held on

March 25, 2016

If you are interested in quitting smoking California Smoker's Hotline at (800) 766-2888 is a hotline number on how to get assistance.