2020-2021 Back to School Parent Survey
As we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, DeSoto ISD has organized a task force of teachers and leaders within the district to collectively review the guidelines and criteria for a safe return to schools as issued by governmental agencies such as the Dallas County Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Texas Education Agency, among other entities. While the international response to COVID-19 continues to evolve, DeSoto ISD wants to ensure that we consider the sentiments and perspectives of our families,students and staff as we prepare to make decisions regarding how we will facilitate learning in a way that is viable, safe and best supports our families. Please note that the survey below will be used to gauge early sentiments and perspectives related to DeSoto ISD’s return to school for the 2020-2021 school year. While we deeply value and consider the feedback of all segments of our school community, the data collected in this survey will be considered in conjunction with guidance from the above-mentioned entities. If you are a staff member or employee of DeSoto ISD and have children who attendDeSoto ISD schools, you are encouraged to complete both the Parent and Staff survey.
How many school-aged students live in your home?
Do any of your students currently attend DeSoto ISD?
My child attends DeSoto ISD Schools.
My family and I do NOT live in the DeSoto ISD attendance boundary but my child is enrolled in a DeSoto ISD school.
My child is zoned to DeSoto ISD but is enrolled elsewhere.
Are any adults in your home working from home during this time?
Is anyone in your household in a high-risk group for vulnerability to COVID-19 or other communicable diseases?
Age 65 or older
Pre-existing health condition
Which of the following best describes your household situation regarding wireless internet?
Students in our household have access to wireless internet.
Students in our household only have wireless internet access by using their cell phones.
Students in our household DO NOT have access to any wireless internet.
Which of the following best describes your household’s situation regarding technology devices? Devices are defined as computers, tablets, and Chromebooks. Cell phones are NOT considered devices.
Eachstudent in our household has access to their own personal device (computer,tablet, Chromebook, etc.).
Students in our household have access to a shared device (computer, tablet, Chromebook,etc.) when they need it.
Students in our household only have access to cell phones, but not a device (computer,tablet, Chromebook).
Students in our household do not have any access to any devices or cell phones.
Which of the following best describes how many devices (computers, tablets, Chromebooks, etc.) you have in your household available for student use? Do NOT include cell phones.
We have no devices in our household, other than cell phones.
Did you have to borrow a district-issued device this spring?
My child would benefit from: (Check one)
The ability to learn at his/her pace
Small group instruction
Attending school every day as normal
How do you feel about starting and completing the school year in a “totally online” instructional environment?
How do you feel about starting school as normal with additional safety and health measures in place such as enhanced cleaning, holding lunch in classrooms, and reduced transition activities?
Given the specifics and current health information (including treatment, prevention, etc.) regarding COVID-19, which Back to School model do you prefer?
A full in-person physical return to school in August adhering to social distancing and safety/sanitation precautions.
All students start and complete the school year utilizing a hybrid learning framework consisting of in-school and Anytime, Anywhere Learning.
An August return to school for preK-5th grade students and Anytime, Anywhere Learning for 6th-12th grade students.
All students start and complete the school year utilizing Anytime, Anywhere Learning consisting of online- and/or paper-based distance learning.
I am flexible and will adapt to any of the above models.
As a parent...(select one)
My family requires an in-person option because we do not have the supervision necessary to participate in Anytime, Anywhere Learning.
My family has the supervision necessary to participate in Anytime, Anywhere Learning.
Can you provide your own transportation to school if we are not able to provide bus service next year according to social distance and/or other health guidelines?
Whether in person or via Anytime, Anywhere Learning, we want your students to continue to be educated by DeSoto ISD educators. What has to be in place in order for your family to return to DeSoto ISD?
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