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!
What school does your student attend? If you have more than one student enrolled in GSCS, please check all that apply.

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* 1. What school does your student attend? If you have more than one student enrolled in GSCS, please check all that apply.

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

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

Please indicate if you have a student enrolled in any of the following programs:

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* 3. Please indicate if you have a student enrolled in any of the following programs:

What language is primarily spoken in your home?

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* 4. What language is primarily spoken in your home?

Do you currently have wireless internet access at home?

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

The district is researching 1-to-1 computer plans.  If GSCS opens our 1-to-1 computer plan to allow students to take laptops home for use, would you want your child to bring a device home?

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* 6. The district is researching 1-to-1 computer plans.  If GSCS opens our 1-to-1 computer plan to allow students to take laptops home for use, would you want your child to bring a device home?

Do you believe that your student is adequately prepared to transition into his/her new grade level this school year?

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* 7. Do you believe that your student is adequately prepared to transition into his/her new grade level this school year?

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

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

How important are the following statements to you?

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

  Very Important  Important  Somewhat Important Unimportant
Feeling welcome in the school building
Being engaged in my child's education
Being well-informed about what my student is doing at school
Having my input valued
Having information that is easily understood
School providing information that is easy to understand
School providing parents with opportunities to share feedback and ideas regarding the school's engagement program and activities
School encouraging you to play a role in the school improvement planning process
Do you plan to communicate with the school about how they can help your child learn?

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

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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* 11. 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.

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

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

  Important  Not Important 
Open House 
Parent-Teacher Conferences 
PTO Meetings 
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
Please indicate whether you would like to receive the following information from your child's school.

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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
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
Do you plan to participate in the development and review of the following?

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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 
Each Title I school trains all staff with the assistance of parents.  Which topics should be included for staff trainings? Check all that apply.

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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? Check all that apply.

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

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

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

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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
Motivating my child academically
Understanding school policies 
Accessing the Parent Portal (Infinite Campus)
Accessing the School Website
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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* 18. This year, are you interested in attending any workshops, classes, programs or events on how parents can help children have more academic success?

Which of the following workshop topics appeal most to you in relation to your child's education?

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* 19. Which of the following workshop topics appeal most to you in relation to your child's education?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do you plan to use the school or district Parent Resource Center this year?

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

How do you feel school-level Title I parent engagement funds should be spent?

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* 25. How do you feel school-level Title I parent engagement funds should be spent?

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

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

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

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

How can the district improve on actively engaging parents and community members in activities to increase student academic achievement?

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

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

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

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