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Seattle Public Schools starts phone survey next week

June 10th, 2011 · Comments

If your child is in Seattle Public Schools, expect your phone to ring next week as the district starts its annual school climate survey.

The goal is to gather information about learning environments at all District elementary, middle and high schools, including student engagement, academic rigor, discipline and safety, and family involvement. The survey results will assist SPS in determining how to best support the academic needs of all students.
The family survey will be administered via the district’s automated SchoolMessenger system, which will allow families to provide feedback using a touch-tone phone response or taking an online survey by email.

The SchoolMessenger Family Survey schedule is as follows:

June 13-20 Families with children in grades K-5

June 14-21 Families with children in grades 6-8

June 15-22 Families with children in grades 9-12

The SchoolMessenger system will only make phone calls on the first day of the survey. Families who prefer to take the online survey by email will have seven days to respond. Note that 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, and will be asked to take both surveys – one for each school.

The District will resend the online version of the survey to all families that did not respond in the first round. This will occur on June 22. Families will have seven days to respond to the online survey in the follow-up round. Phone calls will not be made in the follow-up round.

Questions about the family surveys should be directed to performance@seattleschools.org

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