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SBLSD secondary schools participate in state’s Healthy Youth Survey

Middle and high schools in the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District are participating in the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey in late October. The survey will be given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12.

Students in the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District have been taking the Healthy Youth Survey since 1988. Results from this survey are used by district staff when applying for grants, planning programs, and supporting youth. State agencies, counties, and local organizations also use this information to understand our students and to provide them with the services they need.

Participation in this confidential survey is voluntary and answers will remain anonymous. Students who do not wish to participate in the survey may tell their teacher before the survey is administered. There is no penalty for not taking the survey and grades will not be affected.

Students will take the survey online using their Chromebooks. Please know that the District has taken measures to ensure student privacy. Students will not log into their student account, which means there is no way for the District or families to track individual student responses. 

Questions are generated from surveys across the nation and in Washington state using federally developed using federally developed school-based surveys such as the Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBSS) and Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS).

If you would like to preview the questions prior to your student taking the survey, please call the District’s Central Office at (253) 891-6000. If you do not want your student to participate in the survey, please notify the school.

If your student would like to take the survey in another language or needs accommodations please contact your student’s school.

For more information about the Healthy Youth Survey, please read the Parent and Student Notification Letter (Spanish | Russian).