From SPS Communications:
Hearing from our families, staff, and students is critical to our
efforts to improve education for every student. School climate
surveys are given each spring to all students, school
staff, and families in the district. We are gathering
information about learning environments at our elementary, middle and
high schools, including student engagement, academic rigor, discipline
and safety, and family involvement. Results of these surveys will help
inform how we support each students’ academic success and can be found
online here http://bit.ly/school_reports.
The family survey will be administered starting June 5
via the district's automated SchoolMessenger system,
which will allow families to provide feedback by touch-tone phone
response or an online web survey sent by e-mail.
SchoolMessenger Calendar for Family Survey
There will be two opportunities to take the survey by phone.
Phone calls at 6 p.m. on:
• June 5 and June 12: Elementary schools families with children in Grades
• June 6 and June 13: Middle school families with children in Grades
• June 7 and June 14: High school families with children in Grades
(* includes K-8 schools)
Important: Some families may receive more than one
phone call. For example, if a family has one child in high school and
another child in middle school, they will receive two separate calls.
Follow-up rounds: The District will resend the Web
version of the survey to all families that did not respond in the first
two rounds by either phone or Web. The final email will be sent on June
15. All surveys close on June 20.
Languages: The family survey will be offered in
English, Spanish, Chinese, Somali, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Amharic and
If you have questions about the family surveys, please contact Nicole
VanVoorhis at firstname.lastname@example.org.