Dear Parent/Guardian,

Laurens County Schools are continually looking to improve ways to engage parents in our programs and schools. Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the parent and family engagement program and activities in our schools. The focus of all Title I programs is to help eligible students meet the same high academic achievement standards expected of all children, regardless of their socioeconomic status and background. The following survey is confidential and will be used to assist us with future planning for parent engagement activities and events at our schools. We appreciate your feedback, and thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

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* 1. What grade level is your child(ren)?

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* 2. How welcome does the school staff at your child's school make you feel?

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* 3. In the past year, how often did you visit your child's school or participate in a school parent engagement activity or event at school?

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* 4. Did you participate in any of the following decision-making opportunities requiring parental input and partnership? (Check all that apply.)

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* 5. At the beginning of the school year, all parents were asked to sign a school-parent compact outlining the responsibilities of both the school and parents in providing the best academic experience for your child. What do you believe should be the academic focus for the education of your child on next year's compact? (Think of your child's weaknesses.)

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* 6. How well do you feel that the school's parent and family engagement and plan provides opportunities for effective involvement of parents to support student academic achievement?

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* 7. Our school is required to set aside a percentage of the Title I money we receive for parent and family engagement activities to actively engage parents in the academic achievement of their children. How would you like to see parent and family engagement funds used at your child's school? (Check all that apply.)

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* 8. What training do you think teachers and other school staff should have related to engaging parents?

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* 9. What topics should teachers and school staff be trained in to engage parents in the academic success of their child?

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* 10. Please check any of the following that would help you participate more often in school functions, activities, and planning events?

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* 11. When is the best time for you to attend a school event for parents?

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* 12. Overall, how much do feel your child's school values parent input?

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* 13. How often does your child's school provide you with information about ways to engage in the education of your child?

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* 14. How often have you had opportunities to visit with your child's teachers to discuss your child's progress throughout the school year?

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* 15. In  your opinion, how effective are the following when it comes to the school communicating with you or your family.

  Not Effective Effective  Very Effective
Parent meetings (open house, curriculum night, etc)
Newsletters - Sent home with student
Parent teacher conferences
Social media - Facebook, twitter, etc
Newsletters - Links on website
Automated calls from the school
Email
School website
Flyers sent home with your child
Remind
Class Dojo

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* 16. What are the best ways  for you to provide input regarding your child's school? (Check all that apply.)

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* 17. In the past year, how often have you talked with the school about ways that you can help your child's learning at home?

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* 18. I am informed about how my child is doing academically in school.

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* 19. Workshops and events may be offered at the school based on the needs and interests of our parents. Please review the following list of potential workshop topics and rank them in the order of what interests you the most (1=most interested, 8=least interested.)

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* 20. What types of training or programs to improve student academic achievement would you be likely to participate in if they were offered by the school? (Check all that apply.)

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* 21. How confident are you in your ability to help your child make choices about programs and courses he/she needs to take?

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* 22. How can our school improve on actively involving parents and community members in the activities of our school to increase student academic achievement?

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* 23. (OPTIONAL) Please provide your contact information if you would like for the school to follow up with you about any feedback provided or ways to get you more involved in the school as indicated on the surveys. 

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