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Washington State Healthy Youth Survey 2018

Washington State Healthy Youth Survey 2018
Posted on 09/19/2018
Washington State Healthy Youth Survey 2018The Port Angeles School District is participating in the 2018 Healthy Youth Survey during the week of October 8 - 19.

The Healthy Youth Survey is given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State. 

The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to background information, such as age, gender, and race or ethnicity; feelings about school and community; relationships with parents, friends, and neighbors; eating habits, physical activity; health education; attitudes about and the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs; behaviors related to safety and feelings about safety; behaviors related to violence; sexual behavior, orientation, and abuse (not included in Grade 6 survey).

Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs and acquire grant funding to support youth and reduce their risks.

Click here to read the Parent and Student Notification Fact Sheet for information about the Healthy Youth Survey for PASD students. 

Participation in the survey is voluntary, and the students’ answers are anonymous.  Parents not wanting their child to participate must contact their student’s school office. Students can also excuse themselves by telling their teacher they do not want to take the survey.

The Healthy Youth Survey is sponsored by the following state agencies:  Department of Health, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Department of Social and Health Services / Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, Department of Commerce, and Liquor and Cannabis Board.

Students have been taking the Healthy Youth Survey since 1988. The number of participants has grown from only a few thousand students to over 200,000.

If you have any questions about the purpose of the survey or survey procedures, please contact your student’s principal, or the Department of Health toll-free at 1.877.HYS.7111.  Additional information about the Healthy Youth Survey 2018 can be found at www.AskHYS.net.

For additional assistance, please contact:

M. Patsene Dashiell
Communications & Community Relations Coordinator
pdashiell@portangelesschools.org
Ph: 360-565-3703
Port Angeles School District
Central Services – 216 East 4th Street
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