Notice of School Climate Survey

INFORMATION for PARENTS and STUDENTS  
2021 School Climate Survey

Our school is participating in the 2021 School Climate Survey during the weeks of:

April 12th – 23rd, 2021

Please share the information in this flyer with your student, talk about the survey, and decide if your student will participate.

Background

For the past several years, our district has participated in an annual school climate survey, previously part of the Project AWARE grant. Although the grant is now over, we would like to continue to collect this information to help inform district policy.

What is the School Climate Survey?

The brief survey assesses a critical aspect of school climate – how students and teachers/staff perceive the school environment. They measure perceptions of relationships among the school community members (e.g., teacher-student relationships, teacher-parent relationships, and student relationships), school safety, and fairness and clarity of rules and behavioral expectations.

The survey is voluntary and anonymous.

 What questions are on the survey?

This survey asks questions about overall school climate, including feelings about school safety, bullying, student engagement, student teacher relationships, and positive, punitive and social emotional learning techniques. Parents or guardians can see a copy of survey questions in the school office. The Student survey will be available in both English and Spanish.

Who will be asked to take the survey?

All schools in the district with students in Grades 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 are encouraged to participate.

Is the survey voluntary?

Yes! Students can choose to participate. Participants taking the survey can skip questions and stop taking the survey at any time.

If you do not want your student to participate in the survey, you can excuse your student from participating by calling or sending a note to the school. You may also opt out of participation.

Students not taking the survey will be provided with an alternative activity, such as reading or working in the library. There is no penalty for not taking part in the survey.

How is participant identity protected?

Participants will not include their names anywhere on the survey and there are no codes or other information to match a survey to a particular student.

No one from the school will look at the survey answers. No identifying information is collected on the survey. Survey reports of results will not identify any individuals

Need more information?

If you have any questions about the purpose of the survey or survey procedures, please contact:

Maryann Marshall, Executive Director of Instructional Programs PK-12

mmarshall@sheltonschools.org

Thank you for reviewing this information and talking with your student about participating!

The survey will be conducted by independent evaluators, Maike & Associates, LLC.