Parents,

Alpine School District has agreed to participate in the Student Health and Risk Prevention (SHARP) Survey Project sponsored by the Utah Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of the survey is to gather important information needed to plan prevention and intervention programs to combat such problems as alcohol and other drug use and violence in our schools and communities. We are asking for your help in administering this important survey.

The SHARP survey requires “active parental consent”. This means that parents must “opt-in” in order to participate. Active parental consent allows parents to be informed about the survey, their right to see the survey, and their child’s rights in the survey process. Active parental consent requires that parents check “yes” to their child taking the survey, and return the signed consent form to the school before their child is allowed to take the survey. Students whose parents refuse permission, and students who do not return a consent form, are not allowed to take the survey.

Viewpoint Middle School will be administering the survey to 8th-grade students who have opted-in on February 9th during 2nd period. If you would like to review the survey questions for this year’s SHARP survey, please click this link for a copy of the survey. We will be doing a make-up session for the survey on February 16th for any students who were not able to participate on Feb 9th. All 8th grade students will be receiving the Parental Consent Form from their English teachers at the beginning of January. Students may return their signed consent form to their English teacher or to the front office. Students who have not returned the parental consent form or whose parents refuse to give permission will not be allowed to take the survey.