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Parent Survey 2018

GULF SHORES HIGH SCHOOL PARENT NOTIFICATION LETTER

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Our school is implementing a whole-school transformational process called The Leader in Me, which teaches 21st-century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. Starting April 27th our school will be conducting surveys to learn more about key areas of strength and areas of needed growth in our school. The data from these surveys will also help us track the impacts of The Leader in Me process and implement key practices more fully. In order for us to have a holistic picture of what is going on in our school, we are asking all full-time staff members, parents/guardians, and students in grades 9-12 to participate. Below is additional information about the process and content of the surveys.

 

Parent/Guardian Participation

 

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete a survey (without sharing your name or other identifying information). The survey is completely voluntary, but we do hope to get feedback from one member of every household. Our goal is 80% parent participation. Parents can take the survey via computer or cell phone. The parent/guardian survey takes about 12 minutes to complete and will ask questions about your child and about his/her experience in our school. If you have more than one child attending the school, you will be asked to think about the oldest child’s experiences as you answer questions related to their growth. A listing of all survey questions can be e-mailed upon request or can be viewed in the front office before or after school.

 

Student Participation

Students will be asked to complete a 20-minute multiple-choice assessment (no identifying information will be requested or collected) that will be confidentially administered in his/her English class. Students will privately answer questions about their attitudes and behaviors on a computer at school. They will be able to skip questions and stop at any time they choose. Students who do not wish to participate in the survey or stop participating or whose parents choose to deny permission for their participation will be provided with an appropriate alternative activity (e.g. quiet reading) while the surveys are being administered.

Results will be summarized by grade level and available to the leadership of our school through a password protected, data-encrypted website. Some group-level results from the survey may be shared at public meetings like the monthly PTA meeting or with stakeholders like district administrators or community groups that support our school.

Parent Survey Link: https://theleaderinmeonline.org/assessments/assessment/189456aa68ffa112

 

Deadline: May 25, 2018

 

Sincerely,

Cindy Veazey, Principal