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Sample Family and Teacher Engagement Surveys

Overview

The introduction and questions below are meant to serve as only a starting point to help districts gather feedback from parents and teachers if they have not already done so.


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Parent Survey

[DISTRICT] is committed to ensuring that everyone in our community – teachers, parents, families, and students – has input into how the education landscape looks as we begin the process of reopening schools. Please take a moment to take this brief survey, which will help [DISTRICT] better prepare and keep you engaged throughout this phase.

  1. When thinking about how you’d prefer to receive information from [DISTRICT], please indicate on a scale of 1 to 8 with 1 being the top preference and 8 being not preferred at all:
  • Text messages
  • Phone calls
  • Email
  • Mail
  • Brief video highlighting major updates being considered as schools reopen
  • School portal
  • Virtual townhall meetings
  • Other (please specify)
  1. How would you describe your level of comfort when it comes to sending your child(ren) to school this fall? Please mark the answer that best describes your feelings.
  • If public health and school officials give the OK for school buildings to reopen, I will likely send my child(ren) if there are social distancing measures taken.
  • If school buildings reopen, I will not send my child(ren) to school unless there is a vaccine or cure for COVID-19.
  • I do not plan to send my children back to school because I plan to remove them from the public school system.
  • I have not made up my mind.
  1. How would you prefer that education services be delivered this fall at [DISTRICT]?
  • Online learning at home
  • In-person learning in public school buildings
  • Combination
  • N/A – I’m removing my child from the public-school system in the fall.
  1. Does your family have access to a computer device and internet service that make online learning at home possible? Please rank the following in order of relevancy as it applies to your family’s situation.
  • We can’t do online learning because our household lacks a computer device
  • We can’t do online learning because our household doesn’t have reliable internet service
  • We have a computer device and internet service but the devices are shared among family members so my child has limited access.
  • We have access to a computer device but it’s not compatible with the district’s system.
  • We have access to both a computer device and internet service that allow for online learning.
  1. How would you describe the emotional wellbeing of your child(ren) as it relates to COVID-19 and school closures?
  • My child(ren) has adjusted fine.
  • My child(ren) has experienced some mixed emotions but is otherwise doing OK.
  • I am very concerned about the emotional well-being of my child(ren) because of the toll COVID-19 or related school closures have had.
  1. As you think ahead to the 2020-2021 school year, please mark your two greatest concerns as it relates to school reopening:
  • Exposure to COVID-19 while in school.
  • My child(ren) is academically behind.
  • I don’t know where my child(ren) stands academically.
  • Access to my child(ren)’s teacher.
  • An erratic school schedule.
  • The quality of online learning.
  • The emotional wellbeing of my child(ren).
  • Other (please specify).
  1. It’s possible that [DISTRICT] will offer an alternating schedule this fall. If that’s the case, please rank your scheduling preference:
  • Alternating days between in school time and at home for remote learning.
  • Two days or three days in school followed by three or two days at home for remote learning.
  • One week in school followed by one week at home for remote learning.
  • Two weeks in school followed by two weeks at home for remote learning.
  • Other (please specify).
  1. What resources or supports would like our school or our community partners to provide that aren’t available?

Open-ended

Thank you for your responses to this survey. For more information, please visit [Link to state/district COVID-19 resource page].

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Teacher Survey

[DISTRICT] is committed to ensuring that our educators have input into how the education landscape looks as we begin the process of reopening schools. Please take a moment to take this brief survey, which will help [DISTRICT] better prepare and keep you engaged throughout.

  1. When thinking about how you’d prefer to receive information from [DISTRICT], please indicate on a scale of 1 to 8 with 1 being the top preference and 8 being not preferred at all:
  • Text messages
  • Phone calls
  • Email
  • Mail
  • School portal
  • Virtual townhall meetings
  • Other (please specify)
  1. How would you describe your level of comfort when it comes to returning to our school buildings? Please mark the answer that best describes your feelings.
  • If public health and school officials give the OK for school buildings to reopen, I am comfortable coming to work as long as recommended safety precautions are implemented.
  • If school buildings reopen, I am not comfortable coming to school unless there is a vaccine or cure for COVID-19.
  • I do not plan to return to work.
  • I have not made up my mind.
  • I need more information about my school/districts plans.
  1. How would you prefer that education services be delivered this fall in [DISTRICT].
  • Online learning at home
  • In-person learning in public school buildings
  • Combination
  1. As you think ahead to the 2020-2021 school year, please mark your two greatest concerns as it relates to school reopening:
  • Exposure to COVID-19 while in school.
  • My students are academically behind.
  • Connecting my students to needed social/emotional supports.
  • An erratic school schedule.
  • Providing effective remote instruction.
  • Reaching students who are not engaged.
  • Other (please specify).
  1. What resources or supports would like your school to provide that aren’t available?

Open-ended

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