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California Healthy Kids Survey

SMUSD will be administering the California Healthy Kids Survey this year.  Parents will receive a letter regarding more information on this survey.  Across California, the CHKS has led to a better understanding of the relationship between students’ health behaviors and academic performance, and is frequently cited by state policymakers and the media as a critical component of school improvement efforts to help guide the development of more effective health, prevention, and youth development programs.  

This survey:

  • Allows schools and districts to monitor whether they are providing the critical developmental supports and opportunities that promote healthy growth and learning.
  • Assesses health risks, specifically relating to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use; school violence; physical health; resilience and youth development; and school climate. 

To review the questions that will be asked on this survey, click on the links below: