California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)

      What's in the survey?

      • Survey content. The survey gathers information on developmental supports provided to youth; school connectedness and barriers to learning, as well as behaviors such as physical activity and nutritional habits; alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; and school safety. 

         

      Will my student take the survey?

      • Who takes the survey? Students: 5th grade (active consent) 7th,9th,11th and NT(passive consent), Staff, and all parents each year

        When is this survey administered? The survey window for the 2024-2025 school year is yet to be determined. . 

         

         

         

      Data Privacy

      • It is voluntary. Students who, with your permission, agree to participate do not have to answer any questions they do not want to answer, and may stop taking the survey at any time.

        It is anonymous. No names are recorded or attached to the survey forms or data. The results will be made available for analysis only under strict confidentiality controls.

        Potential risks. There are no known risks of physical harm to your child. Risks of psychological or social harm are very small. None have been reported in 20 years of survey administration. In rare instances, some discomfort might be experienced from the questions. The school’s counseling services will be available to answer any personal questions that may materialize.

         

      Next Steps

      • Next steps: Data from FCUSD CalSchl Surveys is used in the Local Control Funding Formula and Local Control Accountability Plan 

        For further information, The survey was developed for the CDE by WestEd, a public, non-profit educational institution. If you have any questions about this survey, or about your rights, call the district at 916-294-9013

         

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