Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign promoting drug, tobacco and alcohol abuse prevention and awareness in youths and their parents. More critically, this educational campaign encourages students of every age to choose to live healthy and positive lives and provides parents with the tools to help.
Each day of Red Ribbon Week, the school will sponsor different events and activities to demonstrate to students the importance of making healthy choices in their own lives. For older students, making healthy choices includes saying “no” to drugs, tobacco and alcohol. For younger students, healthy choices involve taking care of their bodies, good nutrition and fire prevention. Red ribbons that hang around the school are a sign of the week-long awareness and education campaign. All students will exchange red ribbons, and older students write essays and sign a pledge for healthy choices.
Last year’s car accident in Rancho Santa Fe that caused the death of a 17-year-old Torrey Pines High School student, a former R. Roger Rowe School student, is a vivid reminder that drugs and alcohol destroy families and lives in every community.
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- There is also information on the district’s website,