Thank you for taking the time to complete the EWS Family Climate Survey.

The survey should take about 45 minutes to complete.

Your answers are anonymous. (You will not be personally identified.)

Please be honest. Your feedback is important because it will be shared with school leaders and staff in order to help support students and families.  Your answers will be collected by Buffalo Cloud Consulting, which is an equity consulting firm helping EWS with its equity journey. If you have questions about the survey, please email info@buffalocloudconsulting.com.

If you are a parent of a student who has graduated or withdrawn, please answer the survey questions based on your past experience at this school and to the best of your ability. 

Thank you again for your participation! 

Belonging

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* 1. This school encourages me to be an active partner in educating my child.

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* 2. EWS sees me as a partner in my child's education.

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* 3. I feel comfortable talking to someone at the school about my child's behavior.

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* 4. At this school, the staff really cares about my child.

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* 5. This school is a friendly place overall.

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* 6. The staff at EWS cares about what families think.

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* 7. At EWS, my child feels they belong.

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* 8. My child is safe at school.

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* 9. I feel welcome at EWS.

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* 10. Economic conflict among students is a problem at this school. (Organic food vs. non-organic food.)

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* 11. Racial/ethnic conflict among students is a problem at this school.

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* 12. Bullying is defined as one or more students intentionally targeting, teasing, threatening, spreading rumors about, hitting, shoving or hurting another student. This type of behavior is a problem at our school.

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* 13. Cyberbullying is defined as sending mean texts, emails, creating rumors sent by email or posted on social media sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles. This type of behavior is a problem at our school.

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* 14. EWS staff promptly respond to my phone calls, messages, or emails.

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* 15. EWS communicates how important it is to respect students of all gender identities.

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* 16. EWS communicates how important it is to respect students of all sexual orientations.

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* 17. EWS communicates how important it is to respect the practices of all cultures.

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Curriculum and Supports

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* 18. EWS provides instructional materials, such as books, handouts, learning opportunities, stories, poems, music, and art that reflect my child's cultural background, ethnicity, religions, and identity.

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* 19. EWS has quality programs for my child's talents, gifts, or special needs.

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* 20. The programs and resources at this school are adequate to support students with special needs or disabilities.

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* 21. EWS provides high quality services to help students with social or emotional needs.

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* 22. EWS has enough programs or supports that assist in the development of students' social and emotional skills. Examples of these skills include self-control, problem solving, or getting along with others.

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* 23. EWS's curriculum thoroughly equips students to understand and appreciate people of different racial, ethnic, cultural, religious or gender identity than their own.

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Communication

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* 24. EWS notifies parents or guardians effectively in the case of a school-wide emergency.

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* 25. My child's teachers make themselves available to me.

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* 26. EWS communicates school policies and procedures clearly to parents or guardians.

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* 27. School rules are applied equally to all students.

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* 28. I talk with my child about race and/or racial issues.

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* 29. I talk with my child about students who access special support services.

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* 30. How much do you know about EWS's equity, diversity, and inclusion statement?

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* 31. Discipline is fair at EWS.

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* 32. I feel safe voicing concerns about racism or discrimination I have witnessed in our community.

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* 33. I know who to speak with if I have concerns about discrimination or racial matters at the school.

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* 34. Do you have a faculty member or school leader who you feel safe with to speak about negative experiences at the school?

Family

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* 35. I feel our family is accepted and belongs to the EWS community.

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* 36. I feel our family is supported and our needs are met by EWS, which allows our child to be successful at school.

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* 37. I feel our family is financially stable and our needs are met.

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* 38. Neurodiverse students are supported by the school, teachers and faculty.

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* 39. Families of neurodiverse students are supported by the teachers and faculty at this school.

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* 40. Neurodiverse students are made to feel welcome by other students at EWS.

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* 41. LGBTQ+ students are made to feel welcome by other students at EWS.

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* 42. LGBTQ+ students are supported by the school by the teachers and faculty.

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* 43. Families of LGBTQ+ students are supported by the teachers and faculty at this school.

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* 44. Students of diverse cultures and races are supported by the school by the teachers and faculty.

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* 45. Students of diverse cultures and races are made to feel welcome by other students at EWS.

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* 46. Families of students of diverse cultures and races are supported by the teachers and faculty at this school.

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Open ended questions: Please feel free to answer the following questions to the best of your ability. The more detailed the information the better staff can respond. You are welcome to answer all questions, but not required.

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* 47. What ceremonies and rituals at EWS make your family feel comfortable and why? Please explain.

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* 48. What ceremonies and rituals at EWS make your family feel uncomfortable and why? Please explain.

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* 49. Do you feel there is a Christian influence at EWS? Please explain your answer.

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* 50. Do you feel there is a Euro-centric influence at EWS? Please explain your answer.

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* 51. Is your religion and/or culture celebrated within the school or during classes? If yes, how is it celebrated?

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* 52. If your culture and/or religion is not celebrated within the school, how can teachers create those events and learning opportunities for EWS students?

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* 53. Have you or your child had experiences at EWS that you find problematic in terms of equity, diversity, and inclusion (racism, othering, exclusion)? If yes, please describe them.

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* 54. What are the unspoken expectations that cause friction between parents and teachers? Please name them.

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* 55. What are the unspoken expectations that cause friction between students and students? (Example: various levels of media exposure, unspoken dress code, etc.) Please name them.

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* 56. Do you feel negative experiences are addressed appropriately with faculty or school leaders?

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* 57. What is the best part about having your child attend EWS?

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* 58. What is the biggest school challenge or problem your student faces right now?

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* 59. What suggestions do you have for EWS to help your student overcome the challenge?

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* 60. What is the biggest challenge EWS faces right now and how would you suggest solving that issue?

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* 61. What can you do to be supportive of the school at this time?

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* 62. What does EWS do well?

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* 63. How can EWS be supportive of you and your family at this time?

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* 64. How can EWS meet the mental or behavior health needs of its students?

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* 65. Please indicate your family's relationship to EWS. (If you have multiple children, please choose all that apply).

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* 66. Please indicate the grade level of your child. (If you have multiple children, choose all that apply.)

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* 67. Please indicate if your child is. . .

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* 68. Does or did your child receive special education supports?

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* 69. If your child, or children, have discussed their gender identity, please answer the following: How does your student identify? (If you have multiple children, please choose all that apply).

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* 70. If your child has discussed their sexual orientation, please answer the following: what is your child's, or children's, sexual orientaiton? Please mark all that apply.

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* 71. If there are barriers to your child's success, what are they? Choose all that apply.

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