Dear Parent or Guardian:

Our school is taking part in the 2019 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. The survey will ask questions about the behaviors of students in the 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grades, including questions about school climate, violence, depression, bullying, and substance abuse.

The information we receive will assist us and our community partners in working to prevent adolescent drug use and other problem behaviors. We want to ensure that all parents and caregivers are notified that the survey is being conducted and provide you with as much information about the survey as possible. As a parent or caregiver, you have the right to prohibit your child’s participation.

The survey will be administered during the school day in early October and will take one class period to complete. If you do not want your child to participate, please submit your request to Mrs. Criswell, Principal, in writing.

Thank you for your help in our efforts to keep our schools drug free and safe for learning. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Criswell at 814-652-9114 ext. 1015.

Thank you,

Mrs. Criswell