Your child is being asked to be a part of our school’s Healthy Kids Survey, sponsored by the California Department of Education. This is an important survey that will help promote better health among our community’s youth and combat problems such as drug abuse and violence. The survey has also been approved by the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, the Office of the Attorney General, and the Department of Health Services. Your written permission on this form is required for your child to participate in the survey.
The survey will gather information on health behaviors such as physical activity and nutritional habits; alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; and school safety. It will take about one class period to complete. All 5th and 7th graders across the state of California are being asked to participate in this survey.
Your child does not have to take the survey. There will be no actions or penalties against you or your child for not participating. Students have only to answer the questions they want to answer and they may stop taking it at any time. Also, your child’s privacy is protected. No names will be recorded or attached to the survey. No information will permit your child to be identified or connected with his or her answers.