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Safe, Drug-Free, and Healthy Schools

Drug Free Elkin- Middle school students can pledge to be drug free through the Drug Free Elkin Program. All middle and high school students who drive on campus and/or participate in school clubs or sports, are required to participate in the Drug Free Elkin Program and are subject to random drug screening.
Tobacco Free Elkin – Tobacco free coordinator involves students in activities, and Tobacco Free Elkin website and activities. Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) - Proactive program implemented system-wide in all three schools which focuses on the use of a continuum of behavior supports that encourage expected behaviors and emphasizes the use of assessment information to guide intervention and management decisions.
Character Education - Students learn character traits through activities involving specific character education terms such as responsibility and leadership.
Red Ribbon Week – Involves activities in the classrooms during the week and culminates with a special event. Previous special events have included visits from Miss North Carolina and a parade.
Healthy Knowledge for Healthy Kids - The goal of the Healthy Knowledge for Healthy Kids Project is to provide students, staff, parents and the community with a coordinated health resources information hub, including a knowledgeable health case manager, to provide up-to date information about healthy lifestyles, disabilities, and management of community health conditions, which will empower all stakeholders to make more informed health decisions for students and increase student participation in school activities. 
Elkin City Schools is proud to be a safe and caring school system. Our schools are always involved in activities to inform students, parents and staff of ways to stay safe, drug/tobacco/alcohol free, and healthy and active. Elkin City Schools supports programs that prevent violence in and around schools; prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs; involve parents and communities; and are coordinated with related federal, state, school and community efforts and resources to foster a safe and drug-free learning environment that supports student academic achievement.