Family Engagement and School Improvement
Definition of Family Engagement:
A family, school and community centered and strength based approach to making decisions, setting goals, and achieving desired outcomes for children and families.

Simply put, Family Engagement is all of us working together for the child's educational success.

Our "working" principles.
We believe in a school culture that engages every family
We believe that all partners will communicate effectively and build relationships together
We will empower every family within the school and community
We will engage every family in decision making
We will engage the greater surrounding community in the learning environment

1. Who are you? Please check all that apply. * *
2. How does the school identify individual student needs? * *
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3. What is your MOST preferred method of communication with the school? Pick your top two methods. * *
What is your LEAST preferred method of communication with the school? Pick your bottom two methods. *
Do families feel welcome in our school? *
Does our school's stated core values clearly speak to the importance of family engagement and school improvement? Please see our Vision and Mission Statement on our School Web Page- (If you want to see it now, right click on the link and ask it to open in a new browser/tab so that you can come right back to the survey) *
Does our school regularly provides tools and resources to families to support learning at home? *
Does the school have indicators of student success that are not academic? If so, what are they, and how are they assessed? *
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Does the Ithaca School District currently operate with a written school improvement plan? *
Do we encourage feedback and dialogue from familes of the students we serve? *
Do we value the participation of community members in our school? *
Do we communicate effectively with families, including those for whom English is not a first language? *
Do we have strong business and civic partnerships that support our school? *
Do you know how student assessment results are used? *
Would you be interested in being a member of our Family Engagement Community? If so, please list your preferred contact information, call the school office, or sign-up in the office. *
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Thank you for taking the time to complete this Ithaca School District Survey. It is the policy of the Ithaca School District that no person may be denied admission to any public school or be denied participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular, extracurricular, pupil services, recreational or other program or activity because of the person’s sex, color, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability. Please list any questions and comments below.
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