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Healthy Kids Survey
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The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)

The California Department of Education requires that we administer the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) to students in grades 5, 7, 9, 11 and to all students in the alternative high schools. 

This is a very important survey that will help promote better health among our youth and combat problems such as drug abuse and violence. 

The survey gathers information on behaviors such as physical activity and nutritional habits; alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; school safety; and environmental and individual strengths and assets.  It also includes questions regarding your child’s school environment. 

Students do not have to take the survey.  Parents/guardians of middle and high school grade students must notify the school if they do not want their child to participate.  Parents/guardians of 5th graders need to grant positive permission for student participation.  Consent forms are available in the Milpitas Unified School District Registration and Reference Handbook for Students, Parents, and Employees.

The survey is anonymous.  No names are recorded or attached to the survey forms or data.  Students who participate only have to answer the questions they want to answer and they may stop taking it at any time.  The results will be made available for analysis only under strict confidentiality controls.

The survey was developed by WestEd, a public, non-profit educational institution.  If you have any questions about this survey, or about your rights, call the Milpitas Unified School District-Educational Services Office at 408-635-2600 x6004.

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