Dear Parents/Guardians of the Classes of 2020 & 2022,
Your child is being asked to participate in a voluntary survey called the Illinois Youth Survey, whose purpose is to better understand Illinois youth risk and protective behaviors as they relate to students and their success. Participation will involve completing a survey (with no names or identification numbers) that will be confidentially administered by an RHS staff member who has received training on administering this survey. Your child's participation will last no more than one class period (40-45 minutes). Risks related to participating are minimal, but some questions ask about sensitive topics and personal behavior that might make some students feel uncomfortable. The benefits related to this research include improving your community's ability to develop programs and strategies to prevent youth problem behaviors and enhance youth development. The alternative to participating in the survey is a silent study hall.