Dear Parent/Guardian,

Laurens County Schools are continually looking to improve ways to engage parents in our programs and schools. Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the parent and family engagement program and activities in our schools. The focus of all Title I programs is to help eligible students meet the same high academic achievement standards expected of all children, regardless of their socioeconomic status and background. The following survey is confidential and will be used to assist us with future planning for parent engagement activities and events at our schools. We appreciate your feedback, and thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

* 1. What High school does your child attend?

* 2. Please circle the grade level(s) of your cdhild(ren)

* 3. What is the best way for us to get important information to you?

* 4. Which of the following parent activities would you be interested in participating in or attending? (Choose all that apply)

* 5. How welcome does the school staff at your child's school make you feel?

* 6. To what extent do you know how your child is doing academically at school?

* 7. Are you registered for Aspen Parent Portal?

* 8. Can you access Parent Portal?

* 9. How often do you participate in decisions regarding your child's high school course selection?

* 10. How often do you work with your child on classwork assignments?

* 11. Would you be interested in receiving more information from the school regarding ways parents can help their children academically?

* 12. Do you feel informed to make decisions about your child's schooling?

* 13. Please indicate your level of understanding of the following (1 = none, 2 = heard of it, 3 = pretty good, 4 = excellent). Please also indicate if you would like more information on the item listed.

  1 (None) 2 (heard of it) 3 (pretty good) 4 (excellent) Please click below if you would like more information on this item.
State adopted standards
Georgia Milestones Assessments
Graduation/Promotion requirements
College and career information

* 14. How well do you know the curriculum that is being used at your child's school?

* 15. How well do you know what courses  your child is expected to take each year?

* 16. In the past year, how often did you participate in a parent and family engagement activity, event, or program at your child's school?

* 17. How often do you communicate with your child's teachers?

* 18. In the past year, how often did you visit your child's school?

* 19. Please rank the following from 1 (Not well) to 4 (Extremely Well) according to how well your child's school supports each area.

  1 (Not well) 2 (Somewhat well) 3 (Minimally well) 4 (Extremely well)
Creating a friendly school climate
Establishing home-school communication
Involving parents in the educational process
Building community partnerships

* 20. Overall, how much do feel your child's school values parent input?

* 21. What is the best way for you to provide input regarding your child's school?

* 22. How well do you know your rights as a parent as it relates to your child's school and education?

* 23. How would you like to see parent and family engagement funds used?

* 24. Which of the following prevent you from being able to participate in school functions, activities and planning events?

* 25. How much information does your child's school provide about parent and family engagement opportunities?

* 26. Regarding which of the following topics would you like to receive more information? (Choose all that apply)

* 27. How well do you feel your child's school  provides you with information to support your child's learning outside of school?

* 28. When is the best time for you to attend a school event for parents?

* 29. What is the primary language spoken in your home?

* 30. How well do you feel that the school's parent and family engagement policy and plan provides opportunities for effective involvement of parents and family members to support student academic achievement? 

* 31. What ways can parent and family engagement be strengthened at your child's school?

* 32. What can we do to support you to ensure your child graduates and receives a high school diploma?

* 33. Please indicate any skills, knowledge, work or education experience that you could share with the parents, staff or students of your child's school.

* 34. How can the school improve on actively engaging parents and the community in the activities of our school?

* 35. What training do you think teachers and other school staff should have related to engaging parents?

* 36. (OPTIONAL) Please provide your contact information if you would like for the school to follow up with you about any feedback provided or ways to get you more involved in the school as indicated on the surveys.

* 37. What topics should teachers and school staff should be trained in to engage parents in the academic success of their child?