Background Information and Purpose of the Survey

In May 2017, East Lansing residents approved a $93.77 million bond proposal to construct five new elementary schools and renovate Red Cedar Elementary School.  One of the commitments of that bond proposal was that Red Cedar School would open and house preschool programming and up to seven elementary classrooms.  For the 2019-20 school year, Red Cedar School will house the Pinecrest School population while a new Pinecrest is constructed.  While it has not yet been determined, it is possible that Red Cedar School will house the Marble School population during construction of its new building during the 2020-21 school year.  Once Red Cedar is no longer used as a swing school, it will open with preschool and elementary programming as planned. 

 

A committee has been established to consider options for long-term programming at Red Cedar School and would like input from the community to help guide the committee’s discussions.  The committee is still in the exploration stage, and no decisions have been made at this time.  Once the data from this survey is collected, the committee will determine next steps and offer additional opportunities for community feedback.  Finally, the committee anticipates making a recommendation for long-term Red Cedar School programming to the Board of Education in the fall of 2019.  We appreciate your input and welcome suggestions.  We are hoping to receive input from the entire school community to find out what types of programming are of interest to our families.

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* 2. My elementary-aged children...

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* 3. Please select the elementary school boundary in which you reside or your non-residency status.

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* 4. How likely would you be to consider Red Cedar School for your child(ren) under the following scenario?

Red Cedar School to include preschool and K-5 programming with multi-aged classrooms - classrooms that combine grade levels of students (e.g. grades 1 & 2 combined classroom, grades 2 & 3 combined classroom, etc. - depending on student enrollment for that school year).

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* 5. How likely would you be to consider Red Cedar School for your child(ren) under the following scenario?

Red Cedar School to include a unique instructional model such as Montessori or Reggio.

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* 6. How likely would you be to consider Red Cedar School for your child(ren) under the following scenario?

A structure where the Red Cedar and Glencairn boundaries are combined - Red Cedar School to house preschool - grade 1 for all students within the combined boundary and Glencairn to house grades 2 - 5 for all students within the combined boundary.

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* 7. How likely would you be to consider Red Cedar School for your child(ren) under the following scenario?

A school calendar for Red Cedar that is more closely aligned with the Michigan State University (MSU) calendar for major breaks (e.g. an aligned spring break).

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* 8. How likely would you be to consider Red Cedar School for your child(ren) under the following scenario?

Red Cedar school to house preschool through grade 3, with a focus on early childhood programming. Students in grades 4 and 5 would return to their neighborhood schools for those two years (Red Cedar students to Glencairn in grades 4 and 5).

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* 9. How likely would you be to consider Red Cedar School for your child(ren) under the following scenario?

Red Cedar School to house preschool through grade 8 with multi-aged classrooms as described in question #3. Students in grade 6 - 8 would have the option to remain at Red Cedar School or attend MacDonald Middle School.

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* 10. Additional comments or suggestions:

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