Tuesday, February 06, 2018
2017-2018 Secondary School Climate Survey
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) aims to provide a safe, supportive learning environment that supports all students in being successful. Between February 12 and March 5, all students in Grades 9 to 12 will be asked to complete a confidential online survey about how they feel about their school. Teachers will supervise the class during the survey’s completion and can answer any questions or concerns your child may have.
This year, parents/guardians of students in Grades 9 to 12 will also be asked to complete an anonymous online survey about how they feel about their child’s school.
The survey results will provide valuable feedback to staff related to our SCDSB Strategic Priorities and will help schools to develop and refine their School Action Plans.
Students, parents/guardians and staff will not be asked to provide their names and all responses will be combined to ensure confidentiality.
Similar to prior SCDSB school climate surveys, the questions cover a range of topics, such as:
• the overall tone of the school, often referred to as school climate;
• mental health and well-being;
• equity, diversity and inclusion; • experiences of school safety and bullying or harassment; and,
• questions to assist the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit in their Healthy Schools Initiative.
A sample version of the student survey is available at www.scdsb.on.ca. A paper copy of the student survey is also available in your school’s office. Please call your school if you have questions about how the student survey will be administered.
To complete the SCDSB 2017-2018 School Climate Survey for parents/guardians please go to www.scdsb.on.ca and click on the link to the survey. If you do not have access to the internet and/or prefer to complete a paper version of the survey, copies of the parent/guardian survey are available in your school’s office. Questions about the parent/guardian survey can be directed to SCDSB’s Research and Decision Support Services team at email@example.com.
The information that is collected will be used to help guide our school in creating and maintaining safe and supportive learning environments for all students.
Thank you for your support!