School climate surveys open to parents and community members
The Lawrence school district’s annual school climate surveys are being conducted. The surveys allow parents and community members to give anonymous feedback about their school.
The surveys are pretty short, consisting of 10 multiple choice questions about the environment at the school. Here is a [link to an example]. Each school sends out links to the survey individually.
I checked with district officials, and there is no one place where a parent who has students in multiple schools can access all the surveys, but most schools include links to the surveys in their newsletters. Newsletters are posted on each school’s website, which can all be accessed via usd497.org.
Most of the questions let you pick between four choices — ranging from strongly disagree to strongly agree — to statements such as: “Our school is welcoming to all parents, regardless of background (racial, ethnic, economic, etc.).” The district provides the survey questions, which are the same for everyone, but each school will be able to look at its results individually.
In other news and notes:
– Parent-teacher conferences kick off
for elementary students on
Wednesday. Reminder: There is no
school for students in kindergarten
through fifth grade on Thursday or
– The Deerfield Elementary book
fair is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
– Second-graders at Hillcrest
Elementary will take a field trip to
– Schwegler Elementary will hold its Books, Cookies and Cocoa event
from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
– Liberty Memorial Central Middle School will hold its National
History Day Preview Potluck from 6
p.m. to 7 p.m.
– South Middle School sixth-graders will perform their choir concert from
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
– Free State High School will hold AVID parent night from 5 p.m. to 7
Lunch menu options for Wednesday:
Elementary school level
Main dish: cheese pizza; hummus with cheese and pita bread; peanut butter and jelly with string cheese; chef salad with breadstick
Sides: roasted broccoli, salad bar, fruit cocktail, milk
Middle school level
Main dish: cheese pizza; hummus with cheese and pita bread; peanut butter and jelly with string cheese; chef salad with breadstick; hamburger; spicy chicken sandwich
Sides: roasted broccoli, salad bar, fruit cocktail, fruit juice, cream of broccoli soup, fresh fruit, milk
High school level
Main dish: French toast sticks with sausage; scrambled eggs with waffle or biscuit; biscuits and gravy with sausage; grilled cheese; deli bar; pizza; cereal with string cheese; parfaits with muffin; hummus with cheese and pita bread; peanut butter and jelly with string cheese; chef salad with breadstick; daily sandwiches
Sides: papaya, baked southwest potato waffle fries, fruit sorbet, fruit juice, fresh fruit, oven potatoes, salad bar, creamy tomato soup, milk