2020-2021 Back to School Staff 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 attend DeSoto ISD schools, you are encouraged to complete both the Parent and Staff survey.
Frank D. Moates
DHS, DAEP. WINGS, ECHS, Athletics, Technology
ISC, A2E2, Child Nutrition, Plant Srvs.
How many school-aged students live in your home?
What grade level are the students in your home?
Do any of your students currently attend DeSoto ISD?
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
What is your level of comfort leading in-person instruction should DeSoto ISD have the need for face-to-face or in-person instruction during the 2020-2021 school year?
Not very comfortable
I work in a non-instructional capacity in DeSoto ISD
Which of the following best describes your household situation regarding wireless internet?
I have access to wireless internet.
I only have wireless internet access by using a cell phone.
I DO NOT have access to any wireless internet.
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.
Some of the Back to School models allow students to be in the building, do you feel comfortable with leading in-person learning or physically supervising students?
When you reflect on our spring response and actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, what do you think we got right? What worked well for you? Why?
When you reflect on our spring response and actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, what did not work for you? What would you have liked to see us do that we did not?
When you think forward to next year and the reopening of school, what is most important to you?
Whether in person or via Anytime, Anywhere Learning, we want you to continue to serve in DeSoto ISD. What has to be in place in order for you to return to DeSoto ISD?
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