Family Engagement

Dear Parents or Guardians:
     Thank you for filling out our "Family Partnership" survey! We know your time is valuable, so we have tried to make this survey as short as possible. Your input is very important to us.
     This information helps us to plan or revise our Family Engagement Plan, and helps us to see where we need to improve, as well as our strengths.
     If you have children at more than one school, please fill out a survey for EACH school. You do not fill out one for each child unless they are at different schools.
 
Thank you.  

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* 1. I am responding as a

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* 2. My ethnic/race background is

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* 3. My child attends

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* 4. What grade is your child in?

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* 5. I feel the school is inviting and that parents/guardians are welcome. 

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* 6. The school's processes, procedures, and programs reflect, respect, and value the diversity of the families in the community.

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* 7. Students are treated fairly regardless of race, ethnicity, or cultural background.

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* 8. I feel welcome at family engagement events (Back to School, Reading Nights, Math Nights, etc.).

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* 9. Directional signs make it easy for me to find my way around the school.

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* 10. The school keeps parents and guardians informed about important school issues and events.

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* 11. The school communicates with families in multiple ways (email, phone, website, handbook, newsletters, Skyward, etc.)

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* 12. The school's administration is approachable, easy to contact, and helpful.

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* 13. The school's staff is approachable, easy to contact, and helpful.

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* 14. My child's teacher communicates with me on a regular basis (Skyward, email, phone, newsletters, notes home, etc.).

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* 15. If you selected Disagree or Strongly Disagree from the question above, please explain why.

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* 16. My child's teacher keeps me well informed about how my child is doing in school (Skyward, graded work comes home, progress reports, report cards, conferences, phone calls, notes home, communication folders, etc.).

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* 17. The school and my child's teacher provide me with useful information about how to improve my child's progress.

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* 18. If the school is unable to solve a problem or address a concern I have, they connect me with someone who can help. 

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* 19. I understand the rules and requirements for student dress, language, and behavior.

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* 20. I feel empowered to advocate for my own child's and other children's success in school.

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* 21. The school connects students, families, and staff to expanded learning opportunities, community services, and community improvement initiatives.

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* 22. It is important for my child to read 20 minutes a day at home.

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* 23. Parent Teacher Conferences provide me with useful insights about my child.

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* 24. The best way to communicate with me is:

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* 25. I participated in the following activities during the 2016-17 school year. (Check all that apply)

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* 26. The school has a Parent Lending Library that I can use to check out books and academic games.

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* 27. I have received a copy of the Family Engagement Plan for my child's school or reviewed it on the school's website.

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* 28. Please check the type of internet connectivity you have at home: 

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* 29. I would like to have some school meetings in places other than the school.

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* 30. I am unable to attend many school activities because: (Check all that apply)

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* 31. What time of the day would be best for you to attend a family engagement activity or meeting? (Check all that apply.)

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