Fifth and Sixth Grade Healthy Kids Survey

Fifth and sixth grade students are being asked to be a part of our school’s California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), sponsored by the California Department of Education. This is a very important survey that will help promote better health and well-being among our youth, improve the school learning environment, and combat problems such as drug abuse and violence. Participation is voluntary and requires parent permission.

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.

Parents may examine the questionnaire in the school office or by clicking here.

The results from this survey are compiled into district- and county-level CHKS Reports. To view a copy of your district’s report, go to https://calschls.org/reports-data/search-lea-reports/  Select Orange County and type in Savanna under the District.

It is Voluntary. Students who, with parent 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.

Administration. The survey will be administered to 5th and 6th graders with signed permission slips between November 4 and November 22, 2019.  It will take about 50 minutes and will be completed electronically.

Potential Risks. There are no known risks of physical harm to students. Risks of psychological or social harm are very small. None have been reported in 17 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.

For Further Information. 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 district at 714-236-3800.