Fonseca's Parent Survey

This survey is voluntary. You do not have to complete it but we hope that you will. We need your help! Your answers will help us make sure our school is a great place for students to learn.

You don't need to write your name on the survey. No one but you will know how you answer these questions.

If you have a child or children in more than one school, please complete a separate survey for each school.

* 1. Please indicate your child's school (school of the child you are completing this survey for).

* 2. What is the current grade level of your child? If you have more than one child at this school please indicate the grade for each child.

* 3. How much do you agree with these statements about your child's school?

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly agree
The school provides my child with a safe place to learn.
The school is friendly-looking, clean and well-maintained (things that are broken get fixed quickly).
The school does a good job noticing when my child has a need.
Behavior issues and discipline at my child's school are handled fairly.
Students at this school support each other.
The school helps my child connect to interesting activities and opportunities after school and in the community.
The school does a good job helping my child develop important social emotional skills; for example, persistence, resilience, getting along with others, problem-solving.
The school finds meaningful ways to involve a variety of parents.
I feel accepted as a valued member of my school community.
My child enjoys going to this school.
My child's school does an excellent job meeting his/her needs.

* 4. How much do you agree with these statements?

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree
The school gives me clear information about what my child is expected to learn each year (academic expectations).
The school gives me clear information about how I can support my child's academic progress at home.
I trust the staff at my child's school. They do as they say.
My child's classes inspire him/her to want to learn.
I am confident my child can master all of the skills he/she is expected to learn in classes this year.
Teachers really make an effort to get to know my child.
Teachers connect school work to things that interest my child.
Teachers have high academic expectations for my child - they expect my child to achieve.
My child's teachers understand my child's/family's unique strengths, interests, and needs and the best way to support my child/family.
When my child struggles academically, socially or emotionally at school, he or she quickly gets the help he/she needs.
My child is often bored in classes.
School is helping my child discover things he/she is interested in or good at.
My child has good friends at school.

* 5. How true are the following?

  Never true Rarely true Sometimes true True most of the time True all of the time
My child has adults at the school he or she can really talk to.
My child is confident he/she can master all of the skills he/she is expected to learn in classes this year.
Students at the school support each other.
My child has been picked on or bullied by other students.
Teachers share my child's progress, improvement, and successes with me.
The school does a great job challenging my child to reach his/her full potential.
Teachers give my child good feedback about how to improve academically.
My child's classes really make him/her think.

* 6. Developing strong social emotional and learning habits is an important part of school. How true are these for your child?

  Never true Rarely true Sometimes true True most of the time True all of the time
My child will keep trying even when an assignment is challenging.
My child manages school work well (plans ahead, breaks big projects into smaller steps, sets own deadlines, doesn't wait until the last minute).
My child doesn’t hesitate to ask for help at school when he/she needs it.
My child listens carefully to other people's points of view even if he/she disagrees with them.
My child works well with students who are different than him/her.
When my child gets something wrong or makes a mistake, he/she will review the work to try to understand why.
My child can stay calm and manage his/her emotions even when upset, angry, stressed, or provoked.
My child can stand up for him/herself without putting others down.

* 7. How much do you agree with the following?

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly agree
I feel welcome at my child’s school.
I feel well-informed about how my child is doing in school.
I feel well-informed about where my child needs support.
My child’s school values the diversity of the students and families in our community.
I am kept up-to-date about school activities and events.
When my child has a need, the school involves me in decisions about how best to support him/her (for example, academic support, discipline, social emotional support, future planning).
The school provides me with a variety of opportunities to participate actively in school decision-making and school improvement.
School staff respond quickly when my child or I have a question or need help.
Staff at the school listen to my ideas, suggestions, and concerns.
Parent-teacher/parent-staff meetings do a good job helping me understand how staff and I can work together to support my child.
The school helps parents connect with and support each other.
I am encouraged to participate in school activities and events.
My school helps connect me to school and community resources that support my child's learning needs.
I've met all of my child's teachers.
I am happy with my level of involvement in my child's school.
I would recommend this school to another parent looking for a school for their child.

* 8. What do you like most about your child's school?

* 9. What would you change about your child's school?

* 10. Do you have any other suggestions, comments or feedback for the school?

* 11. What is your race/ethnicity background?

That completes the survey. Thank you for your time and feedback!