The Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) appreciates your willingness to share your input in an effort to improve the parent engagement activities at our school and in our school system. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete and all of your answers will be confidential and anonymous. 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 believe that your child is adequately prepared to transition into his/her next grade level this school year?

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* 6. Are you aware of what your child is expected to understand in all subject areas?

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* 7. Should the school provide parents with opportunities to share feedback and ideas regarding the school's parent and family engagement program and activities

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* 8. How important are the following statements to you?

  Very Important  Important  Somewhat Important Unimportant 
I should feel welcome in the school building
I should be engaged in my child's education
I should be well-informed about what my child is doing at school
My input should be valued
I should be provided information from the school that is easy to understand
I should be encouraged by the school to play a role in the school improvement planning process

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* 9. Do you plan to communicate with the school about how they can help your child learn?

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* 10. What are the best ways for you to provide input regarding your child's school.  Please check all that apply. 

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* 11. How important do you think each of the following will be toward improving communications between your family and the school?

  Important  Not Important 
Parent Meetings (Open House, Student Showcase Evenings, Parent Workshops, PTO etc.)
Parent-Teacher Conferences
School Newsletters
Automated Phone Calls (ParentLink)
Progress reports and report cards
Sharing how my child is doing often and in many ways
Sharing the School-Parent Compact outlining the responsibilities of both the school and parents in providing the best academic experience for your child

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* 12. Which of the following communication methods would be most effective in giving you information regarding school/district parent engagement activities? Please check all that apply.

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* 13. Please indicate whether you would like to receive the following information from your child's school.

  Yes  No Not Applicable
Information about what the school teaches your child
Information 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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* 14. Do you plan to 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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* 15. 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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* 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 this school year. Please check all that apply:

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* 17. As a parent, do you have trouble with any of the following?

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

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* 18. Do you plan to use the school or District Parent Resource Center this year?

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* 19. This year, are you interested in attending any workshops, classes, programs or events on how parents can help children have more academic success?

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* 20. Which of the following workshop topics appeal most to you in relation to your child's education. Please check all that apply:

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* 21. Would availability of the following aid you in participating in a parent workshop/program? Please check all that apply.

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* 22. Which location would be most convenient for you to attend a parent meeting/workshop? Please check all that apply.

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* 23. Which days are best for you to attend a parent workshop/program?  Please check all that apply.

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* 24. What time is best for you to attend a parent workshop/program? Please check all that apply.

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* 25. Would you like to receive the Family 411 (the district-wide parent engagement newsletter)?

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

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