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School Community Index Survey, 4/16

Parents, we need your help. On Monday, April 16, when you come to school for parent teacher conferences, we would like you to complete an on-line survey about your impressions of PES and your family’s habits and routines around school.

All survey takers who complete the survey by April 20 will be entered in a raffle for a $100 and $50 Visa debit card!  If you are not able to take the survey in school, please call the school and we’ll send you a copy. 

About the School Community Index Survey and Raffle at Pittsfield Elementary School

Research shows that children are more successful when parents are engaged in the academic development of the child. To assist us in improving student achievement through parental engagement we are asking every family to complete an online Family-School- Community survey. This survey designed to help the school learn more about itself and bring focus to planning for improvement in the area of family engagement. We are looking for 100% participation!

What is The School Community Index Survey?

Every building project benefits from a survey to first “get the lay of the land.” This web-based survey completed by teachers, parents, and students (in high schools) comes together in a rich report complete with charts, graphs, narratives, and guidance for analysis. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete. The School Community Index report is a descriptive tool describing the school community as seen through the eyes of its constituents, with additional information provided by the principal. Groups like the PES PTO and the Pittsfield Parent Connection will use the data to build stronger connections between Pittsfield families and our schools.

Who should complete the survey?

The parents/primary caregiver of the child, (The primary caregiver is the one who takes care of the child day to day. For instance, this could be the parents, a guardian, or a grandparent.)

Should more than one survey be completed per family?

No, only one survey per family is required. (If children live in two different households on a regular basis, and the survey cannot be completed together by both households, a survey should then be completed by both. (If you need clarification, please contact Mr. Kilmister.

How is the survey completed?

The survey is accessed through an online portal and is completed by teachers and parents. The PES Library will be open between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00. p.m. on Monday, April 16, so that parents can the survey. A staff member will be on hand to assist, and short-term child care will be available so that parents can take the survey.

Is there an incentive offered for taking the survey?

Every family that takes the survey will be entered into a raffle for a $100 and a $50 Visa gift card. The drawing will be held on Friday, April 20, and winners will be notified at the close of the school day.

What if I can’t take the survey on Monday?

If it is inconvenient for you to take the survey on Monday, please call the office, and we can arrange for another time for you to come in to school, or we can email you a link to the on-line survey.

What will we do with the results?

At the conclusion of the data collection process, the comprehensive report with charts, graphs, and narratives is automatically generated by the online system. After we get the data from the survey and analyze results, we will report back to parents and the school community on what we learn. Next school teachers, staff, and parents will use the data to plan programs and strengthen school home connections. 

About the School Community Index Survey and Raffle at Pittsfield Elementary School  

 

Research shows that children are more successful when parents are engaged in the academic development of the child. To assist us in improving student achievement through parental engagement we are asking every family to complete an online Family-School- Community survey. This survey designed to help the school learn more about itself and bring focus to planning for improvement in the area of family engagement. We are looking for 100% participation!

 

What is The School Community Index Survey?

 

Every building project benefits from a survey to first “get the lay of the land.” This web-based survey completed by teachers, parents, and students (in high schools) comes together in a rich report complete with charts, graphs, narratives, and guidance for analysis. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete. The School Community Index report is a descriptive tool describing the school community as seen through the eyes of its constituents, with additional information provided by the principal. Groups like the PES PTO and the Pittsfield Parent Connection will use the data to build stronger connections between Pittsfield families and our schools.

 

Who should complete the survey?

 

The parents/primary caregiver of the child, (The primary caregiver is the one who takes care of the child day to day. For instance, this could be the parents, a guardian, or a grandparent.)

 

Should more than one survey be completed per family?

 

No, only one survey per family is required. (If children live in two different households on a regular basis, and the survey cannot be completed together by both households, a survey should then be completed by both. (If you need clarification, please contact Mr. Kilmister.

 

How is the survey completed?

 

The survey is accessed through an online portal and is completed by teachers and parents. The PES Library will be open between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00. p.m. on Monday, April 16, so that parents can the survey. A staff member will be on hand to assist, and short-term child care will be available so that parents can take the survey.

 

Is there an incentive offered for taking the survey?

 

Every family that takes the survey will be entered into a raffle for a $100 and a $50 Visa gift card. The drawing will be held on Friday, April 20, and winners will be notified at the close of the school day.

 

What if I can’t take the survey on Monday?

 

If it is inconvenient for you to take the survey on Monday, please call the office, and we can arrange for another time for you to come in to school, or we can email you a link to the on-line survey.

What will we do with the results?

At the conclusion of the data collection process, the comprehensive report with charts, graphs, and narratives is automatically generated by the online system. After we get the data from the survey and analyze results, we will report back to parents and the school community on what we learn. Next school teachers, staff, and parents will use the data to plan programs and strengthen school home connections.