Washington State 2012 Healthy Youth Survey and CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey
To help students grow up in healthy surroundings, we need to know more about the strengths and challenges in our communities and its programs for young people.
The District will mail letters describing the 2012 Healthy Youth Survey and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey to all families of district 10th and 12th graders early October. Please read the Parent and Student Notification flyer for more information about the Healthy Youth and Youth Risk Behavior Surveys.
What is it?
The Healthy Youth and Youth Risk Behavior Surveys include questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services, and sexual behaviors. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.
When is it? Who will be asked to take the survey?
Our district is participating in the Washington State 2012 Healthy Youth Survey and CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey during the week of October 15th – 19th. The Healthy Youth Survey is given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State. This year, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey will be given to a few select classrooms in grades 10 and 12 at Camas and Hayes Freedom high schools.
Important information and links
Participation in the surveys is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous. Students can skip questions and stop taking the survey at any time. If you do not want your student to participate in the survey, you may excuse your student from participating by calling your school office. Students can excuse themselves by telling their teacher that they do not want to take the survey. Students not taking the survey will participate in a different activity, such as studying or reading in the library. There is no penalty for not taking the survey. Your student’s grades will not be affected.