Parent Survey 2017 

Dear Parents,

Thank you for taking the time to complete this school site survey!

Your honest responses will help us understand how we can better meet the needs of Sonoma Valley High School students and their families and help give us direction for future planning. The survey may be completed in English or Spanish either online or utilizing paper forms available through the school office. The survey is completely anonymous and should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. It will be open throughout the month of May. Again, thank you very much for your participation.

Sincerely,

Kathleen Hawing, Principal
Sonoma Valley High School

* 1. School Climate and Culture: Please select your level of agreement with the following statements.

  Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree Do not know
At my student’s school there is equity between different cultures, races or ethnicities.
Teachers at my student’s school care about their students.
My student’s school administrators support students.
Students are welcomed in a clean, safe and orderly environment.
My student is aware of safety procedures at school.
My student has made good connections with friends at his/her school.
SVHS is a quality school with a sense of Dragon Pride.

* 2. Academic Programs: Please select your level of agreement with the following statements.

  Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree Do not know
My student’s school sets high academic expectations.
My student is encouraged to take academically challenging courses.
I am pleased with my student’s academic progress.
Overall the quality of instruction at my student’s school is very good or excellent.
Students at my child’s school are required to do an appropriate amount of homework.
My student’s school promotes digital literacy and adequately utilizes technology to foster creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking across a variety of disciplines.
My student’s school offers engaging electives including Career Technical Education courses and Visual and Performing Arts classes. 
SVHS has rigorous, relevant standards-based curriculum and encourages critical thinking.
Students of diverse backgrounds are given equal access to educational opportunities at SVHS.

* 3. Intervention and Support Systems: Please select your level of agreement with the following statements.

  Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree Do not know
There are academic support systems in place for my student when he/she encounters difficulties.
My student is able to obtain academic help during the school day.
The school provides prevention programs to enhance student safety and promote good choices.
At school there is a teacher or other adult who my student can talk to. 
I am pleased with the individualized attention that my student receives.
The school supports my student in seeking wellness and balance in all aspects of his /her life - intellectual, physical, social and emotional.
At SVHS behavior expectations are clear and consequences are progressive and fair.

* 4. College & Career Readiness: Please select your level of agreement with the following statements.

  Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree Do not know
My student has support in academic planning for high school and beyond.
I know what my student needs to be able to do to go to college.
My student has knowledge, skills and experiences to navigate the “real world” including use of career exploration applications and activities such as resume writing, job interviewing skills and the like.
At school my student is learning to approach problems with creativity, persistence, resilience and to think “outside the box.”

* 5. Parent Engagement & Involvement: Please select your level of agreement with the following statements.

  Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Do not know
I have found ways to be involved and feel connected to my student’s school experience.
I feel welcomed on campus.
I am comfortable communicating with teachers and my student’s school.
Parents have ways to be involved and are included at my student’s school.
I am interested in parent education opportunities.
I am satisfied with the level of my involvement in my student’s school experience.

* 6. Indicate what parent education topics are of interest.

* 7. Communication & Outreach: Please select your agreement with the following statements.

  Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree Do not know
When I have questions about my student, I know who to ask and/or where to go.
The school office staff is responsive to my inquiries in a timely manner and offers support and clear direction.
The school administration is responsive to my inquiries in a timely manner and offers support and clear direction
Teachers at my student’s school generally respond to my inquiries within 48 hours.
I am able to access my student’s grades and academic progress on a regular basis.
I feel informed about the programs, events and activities at my student’s school.
My student’s school counselors are responsive to my inquiries in a timely manner and offer support and clear direction.
My student’s school does a good job of communicating information about academic progress, school programs and opportunities for students.

* 8. My preferred method of communication is:

* 9. What are the three greatest strengths of your student’s school?

* 10. When improving your school facilities, what do you think is most important?

* 11. In your opinion, what is the most important issue for your student’s school to address?

* 12. Do you have any specific concerns or worries?

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