Return-to-School Family Survey
Indianapolis Public Schools is considering several options for the 2020–21 school year.
To help the district in its planning, we are asking all IPS parents/guardians to complete and submit the Return-to-School Family Survey. This will help the district understand how families feel about returning to classrooms, e-learning and much more.
The deadline to submit the survey is June 26.
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1. Parent /Guardian Name
2. Parent/Guardian Contact Info (Please provide a phone number and or email address)
3. How many students do you have enrolled at IPS?
4. Which of the following would need to happen for you to consider sending your child/children back to school in person this fall? Please check all that apply.
An official all-clear from the national government or the CDC
Lifting of state guidelines or recommendations for group gatherings of any size
Temperature or symptom checks of students upon arrival to school
Information on how IPS will follow official recommendations regarding face coverings
Information about IPS' cleaning protocols for all classrooms and equipment
Information on how IPS will monitor student and staff health
Social distancing in place in classrooms and common areas, and during any activities
Encouraging/ensuring/teaching basic hygiene, hand washing, etc.
Requiring all staff to wear face masks
Requiring all students to wear face masks
I trust that IPS will do what needs to be done and let our family know
There's nothing IPS could do that would make me feel safe to send my student back to school this fall
5. Which of the following would need to happen for you to consider sending your child/children back to school on an IPS-provided school bus this fall? Check all that apply.
NA; we do not use IPS-provided transportation
Temperature checks and/or symptom screening at bus stops
Requiring students to wear face masks on buses
Requiring bus drivers to wear face masks on buses
Providing hand sanitizer on all buses
Social distancing in place on school buses
Attendance monitoring on buses to support contact tracing
Information on how IPS plans to disinfect buses
Information on how IPS plans to increase ventilation on school buses, set expectations for open windows, reducing air conditioning use, etc.
I trust that IPS will do what needs to be done and will let our family know
There's nothing IPS could do that would make me feel safe sending my student to school on a school bus
6. What else could IPS do to make your family feel safe returning to school in person this fall?
7. What do you think your household's work arrangement will look like this fall (August/September)?
All caregivers working from home
All caregivers working outside of the home
Some caregivers work inside the home while others work outside of the home
Some or all of our IPS-enrolled students will work
Does not apply (all caregivers are homemakers, unemployed, etc.)
8. Are any of your household family members considered to be part of the COVID-19 vulnerable population? Vulnerable populations include people 65 years of age and older; people with high-risk conditions, including chronic lung disease or moderate-to-severe asthma; people with serious heart conditions; people with diabetes, renal failure, or liver disease; and people who are immunocompromised, including people who are undergoing cancer treatment, and people with severe obesity.
9. If modifications are needed to reopen schools to ensure social distancing, which option would you prefer?
Attending school all days of the week but instituting two shifts during the day to maintain smaller class sizes
Attending school on alternating days; for example, attending physically on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and participating online the other days
Attending schools physically on alternating weeks, while attending online the other weeks
10. Does every child in your household who is an IPS student have access to one or more computers at home to complete assignments?
Yes, my child/children have access to a personal computer/tablet at home.
Yes, my child/children have access to an IPS-provided device to use at home.
No, not every student in my household has access to a computer/tablet at home.
11. Does your family have access to high-speed internet at home?
Yes, we have high-speed internet at home.
Yes, we have an IPS-provided Mifi.
No, we do not have access to high-speed internet at home.
12. While schools have been closed, has your child/children had at least once-per-week contact with their teacher(s)?
13. While schools have been closed, has your child/children received feedback on the work they have submitted to their teacher(s)?
14. What else do you want IPS to know about your home learning experience?
15. We know home learning requires increased communication from teachers and staff to families. If we find ourselves needing to do home learning for any portion of the 2020–21 school year, what is your preferred method of communication? Check all that apply.
16. We know that many of our students may need additional support this fall due to school closures and the impact of COVID-19. If IPS were able to provide the following services, which ones might your family be interested in? Please check all that apply.
Appointments with a social worker/counselor
Training opportunities for parents on how to support e-learning, use IPS e-learning technology, etc.
College and career coaching
17. If COVID-19 restrictions were lifted and school was allowed to be held as normal this fall, how likely would you be to send your child/children back to school at IPS?
If school is open, we're in.
We're cautiously optimistic.
We're not sure.
We would be nervous.
We do not want to attend in person and would prefer to use IPS-provided e-learning.
We do not want to attend in person and will do our own home schooling.
We do not plan to attend an IPS school next year but will plan to attend a different school in person.
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