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2021 Sharps Survey

Submitted by russ.sumens on Fri, 03/05/2021 - 07:05

Dear Parents and Students;
Every two years, the state and district conduct a survey regarding student health and risk behaviors.  Information gained from the survey will allow our school district and the State of Utah to continue to provide comprehensive prevention programs for our schools and children.
This year, the State survey will be given the last week of the term to all 8th graders during their science class.  This survey is optional and anonymous.  Since this survey includes questions regarding risk-taking behavior, including drug use, violent behaviors and other personal issues that are not typically discussed in school; parent permission is required for students to participate.  Only students with parent permission will be surveyed.  

To ensure that you have received this information, please fill out the permission forms linked below.  If you do not want your student participating in this survey, please indicate so on the permission form.  Below are sample questions from the survey.


Parent Permission Form: (Link) (en español)

Examples of Survey Questions


  • “On how many occasions (if any) have you used marijuana in the past 30 days?”
  • “How many times in the past year have you taken a handgun to school?”
  • “If I had a personal problem I could ask my mom or dad for help?”
  • “When you bought or tried to buy cigarettes in a store during the past 30 days, were you ever asked to show proof of age?”
  • “During the past 30 days, on how many days did you not go to school because you felt you would be unsafe at school or on your way to or from school?
  • “During the past 12 months, how many times were you in a physical fight?”
  • “In an average week when you are at school, on how many days do you go to physical education (PE) classes?

Ejemplos de preguntas de la encuesta:


  • "¿En cuántas ocasiones (si alguna) has consumido marihuana en los últimos 30 días?"
  • "¿Cuántas veces en el último año has llevado una pistola a la escuela?"
  • "Si tuvieras un problema personal, ¿podrías pedir ayuda a tu mamá o papá?"
  • "Cuando compraste o intentaste comprar cigarrillos en una tienda durante los últimos 30 días, ¿alguna vez te pidieron que mostraras un comprobante de edad?"
  • “Durante los últimos 30 días, ¿cuántos días no fuiste a la escuela porque sentiste que no estarías seguro en la escuela o en el camino hacia o desde la escuela?
  • "Durante los últimos 12 meses, ¿cuántas veces estuviste en una pelea física?"
  • “En una semana regular cuando estás en la escuela, ¿cuántos días vas a clases de educación física (PE)?

Science teachers and administrators will also email this information, including links to the parent permission form, but you only need to fill it out once.

Thanks for helping us gather this vital information, and for helping your student be ALL IN at Diamond Fork!