In mid October, our schools will be participating in the annual Washington State Healthy Youth Survey. The survey will be given to students in Grades 6, 8, 10 and 12. The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, sexual behaviors, abuse, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.


Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous. The school receives no student-specific information from this survey--only a report on results school-wide. Please read the attached Parent and Student Notification Letter for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.


If you wish to have your student opt-out of taking the survey, please call the main office and tell them the name of the student you'd like to opt-out. If you would like to come into the office to review the survey ahead of time, you are welcome to do so. If you have further questions, please email jenny.berry@ridgefieldsd.org

Please also refer to this HYS FAQ Information Sheet for more information.