Annual District Survey

Meeting the needs of students, families and staff.
Measuring progress towards our strategic goals.

Starting this school year, School District 197 is implementing an annual district-wide survey. The goal of the survey is to gather feedback from our school community and measure progress toward our strategic goals.

Over the next couple of months, we will be offering School District 197 students (grade three and up), families and staff the opportunity to take a survey that will measure our students' academic achievement, social-emotional learning and equity work, along with perceptions about school climate, school satisfaction, barriers to engagement, and more.

A Message from Superintendent Peter Olson-Skog and Students:

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About the Annual District Survey

  • What the survey is:
    • School District 197 is implementing an annual district-wide community survey. The goal of the survey is to gather feedback from our school community and measure progress toward our strategic goals. They survey will be provided to staff, students (grades three and up) and families.
  • Why we're implementing the survey:
    • To hear feedback from our school community and use that feedback to improve and better meet the needs of our students, families and staff.
    • To help inform school staff and district leadership about what’s already working and what needs to improve in areas related to academic achievement, school climate, social-emotional learning, equity work, instruction, leadership, parent/guardian engagement opportunities.
    • To help us plan for the future. Our school district has a strategic plan, and we have specific goals around how to support students and staff. The surveys will give us a simple way to see how schools are supporting students on those goals, and compare schools to the aggregate district data.  
  • How we're implementing the surveys:
    • The surveys are optional (but strongly encouraged), and will be available online during different survey windows. Each survey will take about 20-30 minutes to complete. For students and staff, the surveys will be completed during the school day / work day. For families, the survey can be completed at their convenience. The survey windows are listed below:
      • Staff: January 26 through February 24
      • Family: February 7 through March 21
      • Students: February 1 - March 10
    • Families can opt their student(s) out of taking the survey. If you wish to opt out your student, please fill out this form by January 27, 2023. You also have the right to review a copy of the survey before your student participates. To review a copy of the survey, please contact the District Communications office at district.communications@isd197.org

Have questions about the survey?
Contact the District Communications office at district.communications@isd197.org