Survey of Parents of Elementary Students

Pelham School District is gathering information that will contribute to the development of strategic goals which will guide the district’s work in the next 3-5 years.  Please take a few minutes before February 18th to respond to the statements and questions as the parent of a student in one particular school. If you have children in more than one district school, you may choose one school or complete a survey for each school. Thank you for anonymously sharing your thoughts and for continuing to contribute to Pelham's success. 

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* 1. My child attends:

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* 2. My child's school is a place of kindness and care. 

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* 3. I receive frequent, clear information and data about my child's academic progress. 

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* 4. Pelham teachers are lifelong learners who implement new ideas, know current research, and work toward continuous improvement.

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* 5. My child is happy to attend school and excited about learning.

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* 6. The professionals in my child's school teach and foster respect for people's differences.

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* 7. My child's school has high academic expectations for every learner.

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* 8. Diversity among students is highly valued and appreciated at my child's school. 

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* 9. The climate and culture at my child's school create a positive learning environment.

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* 10. Students' time in school is well balanced among academics, play and social interaction.

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* 11. My child's school responds in a timely and thorough manner to my questions and concerns.

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* 12. Resources to help me support my child's learning are plentiful and easily accessible.

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* 13. Digital literacy skills are taught and embedded into students' assignments, research and/or creation of original work.

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* 14. Communication from my child's school is highly effective: basic information is timely and accurate and  I receive communication about what is valued, what is occuring in the big picture , what is celebrated and what is needed to support our students. 

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* 15. I am aware of and comfortable with the safety and security measures in place at my child's school.

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* 16. Exploration of ideas, creativity, love of learning, and intellectual curiosity are valued in my child's classes.

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* 17. Use of technology has expanded and enhanced my child's learning at school. 

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* 18. I am aware of ways to volunteer my talents, time and ideas to support my child's school. 

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* 19. The continuum of special education programs and services is broad and serves students with needs well. 

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* 20. Students are taught and experience the value of community service.

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* 21. Students are well prepared for emergency protocols and security practices. 

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* 22. My child has at least one trusted adult at school in whom he/she can confide or from whom he/she would seek assistance or advice if faced with a difficult situation.

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* 23. Students who are in need of additional support are well served and their progress is closely monitored.

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* 24. The academic program is preparing my child to become a strong thinker and problem solver.

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* 25. Critical thinking,creativity and problem solving are emphasized more than preparation for standardized tests.

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* 26. On most nights, my child's homework load is reasonable and appropriate. 

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* 27. Students are encouraged to stretch in their learning and to set specific academic and personal goals.

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* 28. Teachers provide the support necessary for students' academic success.

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* 29. Teachers at my child's school are consistent in holding high expectations for all learners.

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* 30. Social skill development is evident and important in my child's classroom and school.

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* 31. Communication from the superintendent is highly effective. 

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* 32. Communication from my child's teachers is highly effective. They are proactive in communicating about my child's needs, learning, wellness and progress.

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* 33. Special education and support services  meet my expectations.

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* 34. The quality of food services meets my expectations.

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* 35. Health and nursing services meet my expectations.

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* 36. Students are taught to appreciate and understand differences among each other.

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* 37. I have confidence in the Board of Education. 

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* 38. In order for students to thrive in the 21st century, I think that students should learn more about:

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* 39. The three best things about my child's school are: ( Please do not include names.)

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* 40. Three things at my child's school which need to be improved are: 
(Please do not include names.)

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* 41. If I were determining the district's top three goals for the next three to five years, they would be:

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