Our school will soon be administering the Kansas Communities That Care (KCTC) Student Survey*. This survey is taken by 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grade students statewide. I believe this survey is a valuable tool to help us understand how students behave, think and feel about alcohol, marijuana and other drug use, bullying and school safety. The KCTC Student Survey measures teen substance use, delinquency, and related problem behaviors in schools and communities. The survey gives us insight into the problems students face and shows what we can do to help them succeed. The information is important for planning effective prevention programs in our school and community and provides data to assist in applying for grant funding.
The survey can be viewed at www.kctcdata.org/families. (Click "View the survey".) You may also be interested to know the following:
1. It is completely anonymous. Students will not be asked for their names on the questionnaire, nor will anyone be able to connect any individual student with his/her responses. School staff will not see any one student’s responses, but only summaries of results.
2. Participation is entirely voluntary. Your child may decline to participate in the survey or may simply skip any question they do not wish to answer.
3. Annual participation is important. Even if your child has participated in previous surveys, annual data is extremely helpful in determining the effectiveness of previous efforts and changes in program areas.
I hope you will allow your child to participate. To view your copy of the Guardian Informed Consent click or visit https://kctcdata.org/file/guardian-survey-informed-consent-english-pdf. To learn more about which survey questions our school district will administer to students, please contact your school administrator, Diane House: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
*The survey is provided by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, Behavioral Health Services Commission and administered by Greenbush – The Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, Research and Evaluation Department.
SEKESC IRB STUDY#2023-06
Skyline Elementary School and the families of the students participating in activities, services and programs funded by Title 1, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 9ESEA), agree that this compact outlines how families, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibly for improved academic achievement and how we will develop a partnership to help children achieve the State's high standards.
This school/family compact is in effect during the 2023-2024 school year.
As a Parent/Caregiver - I will:*Carefully look at my child's work.*Encourage my child to practice good study skills.* See that my child attends school regularly and promptly.*Provide a place for study and assist when needed.*Promote the importance of reading.*Promote the importance of math.
As a Student - I will:*Attend school regularly and be punctual*Learn and practice good study skills.*Complete and hand-in school and homework assignments on time.*Respect and cooperate with other students and adults.*Do my best in class.
As a School - We will:*Teach good study skills and provide explanations as needed.*Communicate classroom expectations to students and parents.Encourage parent communication with meetings and written notes.*Provide opportunities for your child to be successful through activities.
Any questions or comments may be directed to administration.
There are times during the school year when practices or an activity will be held in the Pratt area but away from the school facilities. USD 438 provides transportation, but there are times when parents may request an exception in the event of family hardships, emergency, or convenience of location. WRITTEN REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO THE ACTIVITY.
Parents have responsibility to ensure that their student uses the mode of transportation authorized by the parent. This consent may be revoked or modified in writing at any time.