Thank you for taking a few minutes to help us learn ways we can improve our communication with parents about school attendance. We are looking at ways to improve our efforts to make sure all students come to school regularly and on time. Your responses to these questions will help us understand things we can do to improve our practices.

* 1. Please choose the best answer:

  No Communication Info Night School Handbook Phone Letter
1. Has the school communicated with you about the school expectations regarding attendance and tardiness? If so, how?

* 2. Please choose the best answer:

  Unclear Somewhat Clear Clear Very Clear
Was the information you received clear and understandable?

* 3. Please choose the best answer:

  Not At All Well Somewhat Well Quite Well Very Well
Does the school communicate with you well, in general?

* 4. Please choose the best answer:

  No Understanding Some Understanding Reasonable Understanding Complete Understanding
Do you understand what happens if a student is tardy for classes?

* 5. Please choose the best answer:

  No Understanding Some Understanding Reasonable Understanding Complete Understanding
Do you understand what happens if a student misses class without permission (skipping class)?

* 6. Please choose the best answer:

  Never Occasionally Most Times Every Time
If your child misses school without your permission, does someone from the school contact you right away about that absence?

* 7. What does the school do that strengthens the parent/school partnership and helps build communication? What more could they do?

* 8. Can you describe the school’s expectations for attendance and tardiness?

* 9. If you had questions about the school’s attendance policy, who would you feel most comfortable talking with about those questions?

* 10. What are the things about the school that motivate your child to attend? Are there other things the school could do to motivate your child to attend?

* 11. In your opinion, are there parts of the school’s attendance and tardiness policy or practice that should be changed? Improved? What might those be?

* 12. Is there anything else you can tell us that will help us improve our communication with parents?

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