School Culture and Climate Survey/Encuesta de cultura y clima escolar

November 24, 2020

Dear Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District Families, Community Members, and Employees:

The Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District is conducting an anonymous survey to learn about our constituents and their experiences with our schools. The survey will include questions related to a number of topics:  equity; student participation; relationships in the school setting; family engagement; respect for diversity; alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; the physical environment of schools; disciplinary environment; mental/physical wellness; and academics. This particular school climate study will survey the perceptions and experiences of students in grades 4 through 12, teachers, administrators, staff, and community members. This information will inform approaches to our educational practices and programs to support safe, vibrant, and highly effective schools.  

Beginning Tuesday, November 24 and continuing through Tuesday, December 8, we invite all interested school community members to complete the survey appropriate for you. The link to surveys is on our district and school websites. Your responses are completely anonymous, and your name or personally identifiable information will not be collected. As you respond to each survey item, please think about your own personal experiences. By participating in this survey, you will provide valuable insights that we can use to improve the climate and culture in our schools. 

Survey questions were developed by the U.S. Department of Education in partnership with the National Center for Educational Statistics and have been reviewed by our district and school leaders as appropriate for school- aged children. Although we are striving for full participation, the survey is completely voluntary, and no action will be taken against the school, you, or your child if you or your child choose not to participate. 

Through this survey, we expect to learn about how our schools are performing well and areas where we need to improve. Your participation and honest feedback are important. We are partnering with The Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support at SWBOCES. Their team is assisting us in administering and analyzing survey data, and once gathered, we will invite school community members to virtual presentations to learn more detailed information and to ask questions. This will be a collaborative effort as we work toward our goal of learning about the educational and safety needs of our students, faculty, and staff. 

Students will be given the opportunity to complete their surveys during classes in the coming days. The survey asks your children what they enjoy about school, their perceptions of safety, and the overall school culture and climate. Some questions ask about teasing and bullying that students may have observed at school. In addition to these questions, there are a small number of questions about community activities, aggressive attitudes, and alcohol, and drug use. Again, answers are anonymous, and participation by all is entirely optional.

Thank you for your cooperation in this important study of our schools, and we hope you will support our effort to ensure a safe and supportive learning environment for all students.  If you have any questions about the survey, please contact your child’s principal or Mrs. Diantha Barone at dbarone@portchesterschools.org.

Sincerely, 

Edward A. Kliszus, Ph.D. 
Superintendent of Schools

24 de noviembre del 2020

Estimadas familias, miembros de la comunidad y empleados del distrito escolar de Port Chester-Rye:

El distrito escolar de Port Chester-Rye está llevando a cabo una encuesta anónima para conocer a nuestra comunidad escolar y sus experiencias en nuestras escuelas. La encuesta incluirá preguntas relacionadas con varios temas: equidad; participación estudiantil; relaciones en el entorno escolar; compromiso familiar; respeto por la diversidad; consumo de alcohol, tabaco y otras drogas; el entorno físico de las escuelas; ambiente disciplinario; bienestar físico/mental; y el aprendizaje. Este estudio de clima escolar examinará las percepciones y experiencias de los estudiantes en los grados 4° al 12°, maestros, administradores, personal y miembros de la comunidad. Esta información informará los enfoques de nuestras prácticas y programas educativos para establecer escuelas seguras, vibrantes y efectivas.

A partir del martes 24 de noviembre y hasta el martes 8 de diciembre, invitamos a todos los miembros de la comunidad escolar interesados ​​a completar su encuesta específica. El enlace a las encuestas se encuentra en los sitios web de nuestro distrito y de cada escuela. Sus respuestas son completamente anónimas. Cuando responda la encuesta, piense en sus propias experiencias personales. Al participar en las encuestas, proporcionará información valiosa que utilizaremos para mejorar el clima y la cultura en nuestras escuelas.

Las preguntas de las encuestas fueron desarrolladas por el Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos en asociación con el Centro Nacional de Estadísticas Educativas y han sido adaptadas por nuestros líderes escolares para cada edad escolar. Nos gustaría obtener participación total, pero completar las encuestas es opcional y voluntario, no le afectará a la escuela, a usted, o a su hijo(a) si usted o su hijo(a) deciden no participar. A través de esta encuesta, esperamos conocer las áreas donde nuestras escuelas se están desempeñando adecuadamente  y las áreas en las que debemos mejorar. Su participación y comentarios honestos son importantes. El equipo del Centro de Desarrollo Profesional y Planes de Estudio de SWBOCES nos está ayudando a administrar y analizar los datos de la encuesta y, una vez recopilados, invitaremos a los miembros de la comunidad escolar a presentaciones virtuales para obtener información más detallada. Este esfuerzo colaborativo nos ayudará a alcanzar nuestra meta de aprender sobre las necesidades educativas y de seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, profesores y el personal.

Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de completar sus encuestas durante las clases durante los próximos días. La encuesta les pregunta a sus hijos qué les gusta de la escuela, sus percepciones acerca de la seguridad, la cultura y el clima escolar en general. Algunas preguntas se refieren acerca de las burlas y el acoso que los estudiantes hayan podido observar en la escuela. Además de estas preguntas, hay una pequeña cantidad de preguntas sobre actividades comunitarias, actitudes agresivas, el consumo de alcohol y drogas. Le quiero reiterar que las respuestas son anónimas y la participación de todos es completamente opcional.

Gracias por su cooperación en este importante estudio de nuestras escuelas; esperamos que apoye nuestro esfuerzo para garantizar un entorno de aprendizaje seguro y productivo para todos los estudiantes. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre la encuesta, comuníquese con el director de la escuela de  su hijo/a o con la Sra. Diantha Barone al dbarone@portchesterschools.org.

Sinceramente,

Edward A. Kliszus, Ph.D.
Superintendente de escuelas

 

 

 

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