In order to collect information from our school community, we are asking that all stakeholders (students, parents, staff, and community members) take the short ten minute survey.
What is the School Climate Survey?
School climate refers to the quality and character of school life…and is based on patterns of students’, parents’ and school personnel’s experience of school life…” From the Center for Social and Emotional Education/CSEE, Columbia Univ.)
It includes the total of the attitudes and behaviors elicited by:
- school policies, practices, and physical environment;
- staff interactions with peers and students;
- opportunities for student engagement and leadership; and,
- beliefs and attitudes students bring to the school from their families and the community.
Why is the School Climate Survey Important?
School Climate is predictive of students’ ability to learn and develop in healthy ways. When school climate is positive, school connectedness is strong. Students are more ready to function optimally and focus in the classroom when they feel both psychologically and physically safe, valued and respected for their ideas and opinions.
The School Climate Survey is developed to gather feedback from various stakeholder groups, each of whom has a specific survey to complete. To access the survey designed for your specific group, please select the survey link and utilize the access code provided below.
Community Survey: MULDK6
Staff Survey: OJJL7T
Student Survey -Grades 3-5: 6E6HKP
Student Survey - Grades 6-8:ELTWLK
Student Survey - Grades 9-12: 1QP6GK
To access the PA School Climate Survey, click here. You are a respondent given an invitation code; therefore, select the first "click here" option in the blue box.
The survey will be open from October 1st through October 21st.
Parents and Guardians,
Critical to the success and continuous improvement of the Upper Perkiomen School District is feedback from each of the key stakeholder groups within the school community. The information obtained from students, parents, teachers, and community members is fundamental to decision-making and all school improvement efforts. This year, the administration is asking for feedback related to school climate. School climate reflects the perceptions of the school’s stakeholders. School Climate is predictive of students’ ability to learn and develop in healthy ways. When school climate is positive, school connectedness is strong. Students are more ready to function optimally and focus in the classroom when they feel both psychologically and physically safe, valued and respected for their ideas and opinions.
Cognizant of the essential role that school climate plays in student success, we are asking that all students in grades 3-12 take the short ten minute survey located on the homepage of elementary school your child attends.
.Participation in this survey is completely voluntary and will cause little or no risk to any student. The survey is designed to protect each student’s privacy. Students will not put their names on the survey. Also, no student will ever have their individual responses reported. The results of this survey will be used by your school for future improvement planning and programming. We would like all students to take part in the survey, but the survey is voluntary. No action will be taken against the school, you, or any student if the student chooses not to participate.
If you do NOT want your student to take part in the survey, please click here to complete the form no later than October 1, 2017 or your child will be scheduled to participate in the survey process.
If the student’s teacher or principal cannot answer your questions about the survey, please call Andrea J. Farina at 215.679.2466. Thank you.
Andrea J. Farina