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Middle and High School Voluntary Student Drug Testing Program
Drug use among students is a major concern for both educators and parents. The use of illegal substances can lead to harmful and even disastrous results for everyone involved. It is, therefore, important to empower students and parents to avoid the pitfalls associated with drug abuse. To achieve this goal, RUSD has implemented a Voluntary Student Drug Testing Program for middle and high school students. The program is free of charge, non-punitive, and confidential.
The goal of the RUSD Voluntary Drug Testing Program is to partner with parents to help our students combat and win the fight against drug and alcohol use.
With parent consent, students who participate will, on a random basis, be selected to undergo a urine drug test. The tests will be administered on campus during the school day in a private location by an outside company, ARCpoint Drug Testing. All tests will be conducted by trained professionals. Information regarding the test results is confidential and will only be released to parents/guardians. No results, positive or negative, will be given to the school or the district office. If a test is positive, ARCpoint will provide referrals to appropriate counseling services and there will be no school discipline because only the parent will know the test result.
Parents can enroll their student(s) directly by going to the ARCpoint web site at http://www.testmystudent.com
Program Description (Spanish)
Program Brochure (Spanish)
Program Procedures/Protocols (Spanish)
Letters of Support
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions (Spanish)
Sign-Up Form (Spanish)
Voluntary Drug Testing Program Presentation from Board of Education Meeting on July 10, 2012