The Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) needs your help assessing parent engagement programs for the 2018-2019 school year. With your input, we can evaluate our programs and make changes to better suit the needs of our students and their families. It takes about 5-10 minutes to complete this survey. We appreciate and value your opinions. Only one survey should be completed per household. Thank you for participating!

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* 1. Which school(s) does your child(ren) attend? Please check all that apply:

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* 2. In which grade is your child? If you have more than one student enrolled in GSCS, please check all that apply.

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* 3. In which of the following programs is your child(ren) enrolled? Please check all that apply:

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* 4. What language(s) is primarily spoken at your home? Please check all that apply:

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* 5. Do you currently have wireless internet access at home? 

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* 6. Please rate your agreement with the following statements.

  Agree Disagree
The staff at my child's school makes me feel welcome
My child encourages me to be involved in school events
My child's school values my input
My school communicates effectively

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* 7. In the past year, have you communicated with the school about how they can help your child learn?

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* 8. How well does your child's school provide information that is easy to understand?

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* 9. How effective do you feel each of the following was towards improving communications between your family and the school this year?

  Effective  Not Effective  Not Applicable (NA) 
Parent Meetings (Open House, Curriculum Night, Monthly Parent Workshops, etc.)
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meetings
School Newsletter
Automated Phone Calls (ParentLink)
Social Media

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* 10. From which source did you get most of your information about the school this year? Please check all that apply:

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* 11. Please indicate whether you received the following information from your child's school.

  Received-Very helpful Received-Not helpful Did not receive Not Applicable
Information about what the school teaches your child
Information on local assessments or Georgia Milestones Assessments
Information on how your child scored on local assessments or Georgia Milestones Assessments
What a score on local assessments or the Georgia Milestones Assessments means
How to keep track of your child's progress
How you can work with teachers to help your child in school
Grades 9-12: Information about graduation requirements
Grades 9-12: Information about Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement classes
Grades 9-12: College and Career Information 

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* 12. Which of the following best describes how the school did with telling you about your child's progress this year? If other is selected, please describe anything else you think the school should have done to let you know how your child was doing. Please check all that apply:

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* 13. 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. Did your child(ren)'s teacher utilize the School-Parent Compact this year?

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* 14. In the past year, did the school provide parents with opportunities to share feedback and ideas regarding the school's parental engagement program and activities? 

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* 15. In the past year, did you participate in the development and review of the following?

  Yes No
Parent and family engagement activities
Parent and Family Engagement Policy
Use of parent and family engagement funds
School-Parent Compact
School/District Improvement Plan
Parent Advisory Council/School Council

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* 16. Each district reserves a portion of its allocation to carry out parent and family engagement activities. We want your feedback on how the parent and family engagement funds should be spent for the 2019-2020 school year. Please check all that apply:

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* 17. Each Title I school trains all staff with the assistance of parents. Which topics should be included for staff trainings? Please check all that apply:

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* 18. Did you experience difficulty with any of the following this year?

  Yes
Sometimes
No
Helping with homework
Attending school functions
Meeting with teachers
Understanding school policies
Motivating your child academically
Accessing the Parent Portal (Infinite Campus)
Accessing the School Website

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* 19. Did you use the school or District Parent Resource Center this year?

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* 20. Did you attend a parent meeting or event this school year to help you work with your child to do better in school?

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* 21. Please indicate below which meeting, workshop, or program topics you attended. Please check all that apply:

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* 22. Were there any additional parent workshop topics that you think should have been offered this school year? If yes, please provide your topic suggestions.

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* 23. Did availability of any of the following enable you to attend a parent meeting, workshop, or program? Please check all that apply:

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* 24. Did you volunteer in any of the following areas this year? Please check all that apply:

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* 25. Do you believe that your child is prepared to transition into his/her next grade level?

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* 26. What ways can the school help you work with your child to do better in school?

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* 27. How can our district improve on actively engaging parents and community members in activities to increase student academic achievement?

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* 28. Please share any additional information or comments about your child's school.

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