May 5, 2021
Dear Falcon Families:
In an effort to gather information regarding our students’ wellness and engagement, we will be administering the “Engage” survey on Thursday, May 6th and Friday May 7th. This survey was developed by Vermont educators, and has become a valuable tool for many schools across the state. Our students’ wellness has always been a focus, and as a result of the effects of the pandemic on our students and families, it has become a priority.
The Engage survey gathers data on several aspects of student wellness, including Academics, Friends and Life Outside of School, and Supportive Adult Relationships. The survey questions are asset-based, meaning they are stated in positive terms and focused on building upon student strengths. This is a short survey that should take students no more than 10 minutes to complete during their Pod time. It is important to note that students are asked to include their names for this survey so that we can respond to students who indicate that they are experiencing difficulty in any of the areas. While this survey is not anonymous, it is confidential. Students’ advisors and counselors are the only ones who have access to the results, and the survey is optional.
We are looking forward to gathering this important information in order to ensure that we are providing our students with the supports they need in order to be successful in and out of school. If you have any questions about this survey, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Thank you for all you do to support your student!