California Healthy Kids Survey
We are Surveying Parents and Students with the 2020-21 California Healthy Kids Survey - Online Student Consent Forms in January, Surveys in late January, early February!
Contact Regarding Healthy Kids Survey in PUSD: Kevin Rocap, 925-473-2300 Ext. 3561 or PUSDHealthyKids@pittsburg.k12.ca.us
(Online Consent Forms: Consent Form in English or Consent Form in Spanish (for 5th grade students the online form is required to either participate, with parent consent, or to opt-out of the survey; for Grades 7, 9, 11 and for Black Diamond HS the online consent forms are only needed if you wish to have your child opt-out of the survey))
In Jan/Feb of 2021 we will be administering the Healthy Kids Survey to students in Grades 5, 7, 9, 11 and all Continuation High School students as well as administering versions of the survey to all parents and staff. Information about the Healthy Kids Survey can be found at http://chks.wested.org.
The survey is one very important way of gathering information anonymously from students, parents and staff about school climate at each site, drugs and alcohol, gangs, safety and other related issues. The survey is administered throughout California and is a valid and reliable survey instrument.
The survey also helps us measure accountability for our LCAP/LCFF funding and initiatives, and helps us determine whether and when our PUSD investments are positively impacting students and families. So it is important for us to hear as many student and parent voices as possible! And this survey helps us do that.
5th Grade Parents
If you are the parent of a 5th Grade student you can fill out the Consent Form online here: Consent Form in English or Consent Form in Spanish. Your consent through this online form is required for your child to participate in or opt-out of the survey.
If you would like to review the questions that your child will be asked in the survey, click on the Preview Survey links provided on this page.
7th, 9th and 11th Grade Parents and Black Diamond Parents
At the Junior High School and High School levels, PUSD will be surveying students in Grades 7, 9 and 11, and will survey all Black Diamond students. As mentioned above this survey is anonymous and voluntary. No one will know which student submitted which survey, but the information will be valuable for helping us to understand how to continuously improve our schools around safety, school climate and supports for students and families.
We make use of passive consent for our 7th, 9th, and 11th grade families, and for families of Black Diamond students. If you have a child in one of these grades or at Black Diamond you do not have to fill out a form IF YOU CONSENT, but you should fill out a form if YOU DO NOT CONSENT. To indicate that you do not want your child to take the Healthy Kids Survey use the online Consent Forms: Consent Form in English or Consent Form in Spanish.
You do not need to do anything to give permission for your child to participate. You only need to contact your school or the district if you would like your child to "opt out" (to NOT take the survey). You can also opt-out by leaving or sending a message with your child's name and school and your own name and email address to the contact phone or email address: 925-473-2300 Ext. 3561 or PUSDHealthyKids@pittsburg.k12.ca.us.
You may also inform your child's teachers, principal, front office staff or family liaison if you do not consent to your child taking the Healthy Kids survey.
To preview the survey that your child will take click on the link to the survey for your child's grade level on this web page. The ACTUAL survey will have the same questions, but will be taken online during a regular Zoom class session in late January or early February.
Surveying Parents Too!
We also want to hear from parents! Follow the link at the top of this page (coming soon) to get to an actual live online Parent Survey for your child's school! This survey is also anonymous and voluntary. No one will know which survey is yours, but combining your survey results with those of other parents will help us as we work to continuously improve our schools and our services for students and families.