Skip To Main Content

Health & Safety

California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)

The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is a tool used by many Districts across California in Grades 5-12 that can help schools and districts accurately identify areas of student and school strengths and weaknesses, and address related needs. It provides a comprehensive, data-driven, decision-making process to guide efforts to improve school climate, learning supports, and engagement, as well as identify and increase the quality of health, prevention, and youth development programs.

At the heart of the CHKS is a broad range of key learning and health-related indicators that are used to collect student data on attitudes, behaviors, and experiences related to school and learning. School connectedness, developmental supports and opportunities, safety, violence and harassment, substance use, and physical and mental health are some of the key areas assessed by the survey.  Vista Unified School District is using the CHKS as an indicator of student engagement for our Local Control and Accountability Plan.  Information will be gathered for each school site and the District.  The link below will take you directly to the student questions in both English and Spanish for you to review.

Middle School Core Survey English 

Middle School Core Survey Spanish 

HEALTH TIP: We recommend having your child eat a nutritional breakfast in the morning before school, and obtain at least 8-9 hours of sleep. Be sure to turn off all electronic devices an hour before bedtime. This is will reduce the amount of scholars being sent home for symptoms that are related to lack of sleep or hunger. It will also help your child focus better at school! All Rancho Minerva scholars receive free lunch and breakfast. Hooray!