2019 School Climate Survey
All Grades

Principal Bulletin Action Required - March 8, 2019

As part of the LCAP data collection process, the district has launched the annual School Climate Survey. Surveys are targeted to the participant: there is one for teachers and other staff, one for parents/guardians and one for students. The district has collaborated with SCTA on the survey for staff.

Questions are designed to measure perception of safety and belonging/connectedness. The survey results will be used to support district priorities, the actions in the LCAP (State Priority 6: School Climate) and reporting in the California School Dashboard.

Based on principal feedback, the testing window was moved to accommodate a preference to administer the survey earlier in the school year. The surveys will be open from January 9 – March 8, 2019.

Student Survey: The student survey is administered online to students in grades 3-12. The student link and instructions to administer the survey can be found below. Student voice is a priority of the Board of Education as it is critical to inform district planning. Last year, nearly 14,000 students took the survey. 

Parents have received a letter with instructions for “opting out” a student. Please save the “opt out” letters in the school office if any are received. The student(s) identified should not be asked to complete the survey. A printable copy of the student survey is here and also attached to this post.

Detailed directions for principals: Survey Administration Instructions

Family Survey: The family survey can be taken by all parents or caregivers. This survey is available on-line or on paper. We are encouraging families to take the survey online, but printable family surveys may be downloaded at www.scusd.edu/family-survey and should be made available at your front office or in the school’s Parent Resource Center.

Please share the link to the Family School Climate survey through your usual communication channels (text, Facebook, newsletter, web page, phone reminders, etc.). The information will also be shared through the eConnection, Infinite Campus and social media.

The survey is available in English and the five district threshold languages, both online and in paper versions.  

Staff/Teacher Survey: Each site is asked to designate approximately 20 minutes at a staff meeting for the administration of the school climate survey to faculty and other staff. This survey is to be taken online and can be accessed using any device.

Faculty/Staff Survey Link: http://www.tinyurl.com/scusdsites.