Student Support Services

Comprehensive Programs

15250 Avenue of Science; San Diego, CA 92128

Greg Mizel, Associate Superintendent of Student Support Services

Cindy Hicks, Emergency Planning and Preparedness Specialist
(858) 521-2830 |

Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drugs & Violence (ATODV) Programs

PUSD utilizes the "Too Good for Drugs" drug prevention curriculum and "Second Step" violence prevention classroom instruction programs; provides teacher and parent support and training; assists with drug dog detection at middle and high school campuses; builds community collaboration via the "Safety Wellness Advocacy Community Coalition (SWACC)."

Tobacco Use Prevention Education

High Schools: Grades 9-12
Middle Schools: Grades 6-8

The Tobacco Use Prevention Education program provides education about the harmful effects of tobacco use and helps students develop skills to avoid tobacco use with education, support, and cessation tools, in collaboration with parents, community events, and other agencies.

Prevention education is provided to students to help them build skills to avoid tobacco use. Goal setting and decision-making are foundations for prevention, along with the effects of peer pressure, the influence of social media/media literacy, and the harmful effects of tobacco use. At the secondary level, tobacco cessation classes are provided in addition to continued prevention education.

Drug and Alcohol Prevention

Poway Unified, in collaboration with community organizations, shares information with parents, staff, and students to educate our school community regarding the issues of substance abuse.

[2022, 2024] California Healthy Kids Survey - 5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th Grades

The California Healthy Kids Survey program assesses students' health-related behaviors and attitudes, including, use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, violence, and delinquency.

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840,

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POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT | 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128 | (858) 521-2800