Dear DMCS Families,

Dixon Montessori Charter School has developed a Parent and Family Survey as a tool to gauge our current family engagement practices.

This survey is an opportunity for you to help DMCS by sharing your opinions about it. Your opinions are important, and the school is interested in hearing them. We are particularly interested in your thoughts on this school’s efforts to promote academic success and well-being for every student, regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, or other characteristics. Answer all the questions based on your experiences at DMCS only. Remember, we appreciate your honest opinions. No one can tell who filled out this survey. Your answers will be completely private and unknown to others.

Begin by answering the following questions about yourself and your child about the current school year (2018-2019)

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* 1. What grade is your child(ren)? (Check all that apply)

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* 2. How many years has your child(ren) attended DMCS? (If you have multiple children attending please answer for the child that has attended the longest)

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* 3. What is your ethnicity? (Please select all that apply.)

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* 4. What attracted you to DMCS? (Check all that apply)

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* 5. Does your child(ren) receive a free or reduced-price lunch at this school?

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* 6. Does your child(ren) participate in the following programs? (Check all that apply)

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* 7. Since the beginning of this school year, my child has been absent from school... (not including approved independent study)

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* 8. Since the beginning of this school year, my child has been tardy to school...

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* 9. SCHOOL CLIMATE

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree N/A
The school has clearly explained the rules for student behavior and the consequences for not following those rules.
I support the school discipline policies.
The school encourages students to respect each other’s differences and promotes cultural awareness.
The school has a supportive learning environment for my child.
I am aware of opportunities for me to be involved in determining school goals.
The school is a safe place for my child.
The school has adults who care about my child.

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* 10. SCHOOL FACILITIES

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
The school has communicated with me regarding school safety procedures.
The classrooms on campus are clean and well-maintained.
The playgrounds on campus are clean and well-maintained.
The bathrooms on campus are clean and well-maintained.
The multi-purpose room (MPR) is clean and well-maintained.

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* 11. ACADEMICS

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
My child receives the academic support needed to meet his/her individual needs.
I receive clearly presented data that explains how well my child is doing in school (progress reports, report cards, testing data, etc.)
My child’s academic performance has been positively affected by the staff at this school.
DMCS encourages students to be motivated learners.
DMCS gives my child opportunities to learn a variety of subject areas and participate in classroom activities.
DMCS provides high quality instruction and instructional materials for my child.
The school has clearly explained the importance of my child's regular attendance and how regular attendance affects my child's academics.

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* 12. STUDENT SUPPORT

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
DMCS promotes academic success for all students.
DMCS provides quality programs that meet my child's talents or special needs.
DMCS provides information about how to help your child with homework.

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* 13. PARENT OUTREACH

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
DMCS actively seeks the input of parents before making important decisions.
DMCS keeps me well-informed about school activities.
DMCS encourages me to be an active partner with the school in educating my child.
DMCS actively communicates information about school events and activities.

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* 14. PARENT INVOLVEMENT


Since the beginning of this school year, has any adult in your child's household done any of the following at you child's school?

  Yes No
Attended a school or class event?
Served as a volunteer in your child's classroom or elsewhere in the school?
Attend a general school meeting, for example open house, or back to school night?
Participated in fundraising for the school?
Attended a PTO or other school committee meeting?
Attended a parent teacher conference with your child's teacher?

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* 15. OFFICE / ADMINISTRATION

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
The office staff is accessible and responsive to my concerns and needs.
School administration and staff are visible on campus and attend school events.
The best teachers and staff are employed at this school.

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* 16. If your child is entering 6th-8th grade in the next 2 years, will they continue to attend DMCS?

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* 17. If you answered "NO" or "Undecided" to the previous question please specify why. (Check all that apply)

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* 18. Do you have any other comments, questions, or concerns?

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