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Community Input Requested on School Performance Reports
FAIRFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
FAIRFIELD, NEW JERSEY 07004
TO: Members of School Community
FROM: Ms. Susan Ciccotelli, Superintendent of Schools
SUBJECT: Community Input Requested on School Performance Reports
The New Jersey Department of Education is asking for your input into the kind of public school information that you would like reported annually. This is your opportunity to tell the state exactly what you want to see in the School Performance Reports (formerly called the School Report Cards) to ensure that you have access to information that can help you determine the quality of your local public schools.
You are asked to spend approximately five minutes to complete the survey by way of the link below. The survey is entirely voluntary and anonymous. It will only ask for general demographic and school information so the Department of Education can ensure it is getting a representative sample from all parts of the state.
The survey can be found online at: www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=146435784682.
The survey is one way the Department of Education is reaching out to communities to gain further insight about how New Jersey can continually improve its public reporting about the schools. If you have any questions or comments about this topic, contact the Department of Education at ESSA@doe.state.nj.us.
Thank you for your sharing your insights and suggestions to help improve New Jersey’s School Performance Reports.
The Fairfield Township Public Schools are committed to provide an environment, which cultivates lifetime learners and their individual abilities, respects differences, and nurtures responsibility and cooperation.
The Fairfield Township Staff and Administration strive to create an atmosphere of communication and partnership. Our goals are determined by our commitment to providing a well-rounded education to our students and...
To actively engage parents, staff, and community members in an atmosphere that nurtures, motivates, encourages, and educates our children to achieve their potential.
To provide students at all grade levels with a challenging curriculum, aligned to the CCSS (Common Core State Standards), that balances technology and creativity, and fosters critical thinking.
To develop self-esteem and a respect for others and a lifetime love of learning through a positive learning environment, for our students.
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Culture and Climate
Stevenson Culture and Climate Survey:
Parents (English Version):
Parents (Spanish Version):https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/TTL6ZZQ
Churchill Culture and Climate Survey:
Parents (English Version):
Parents (Spanish Version):https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/RS8BLXX
If you have children in both Stevenson and Churchill, please take both surveys considering each building has its own unique culture and climate. Thank you in advance for your participation.
May 31, 2016
Dear Fairfield School District Community,
The Fairfield School District continues to be committed to providing our students with the best possible educational environment and to create and sustain a positive school climate where students feel safe, supported, academically challenged, and inspired. To that end, members of our staff have been active participants in the School Support Network convened by United Way of Northern New Jersey this school year and recently the District formally committed to working with the School Culture and Climate Initiative: a partnership between United Way of Northern New Jersey and the College of Saint Elizabeth.
As you may already be aware, the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights requires every school to assess and address issues of culture and climate. With support from the School Culture and Climate Initiative, we will be able to ensure not only compliance with the state mandate but also that our efforts to address culture and climate are sustainable and have lasting positive impact. An important part of the process is the assessment of culture and climate. We are planning to conduct an assessment of both Stevenson and Churchill’s school climate and culture by surveying our faculty and staff, students in grades 3-6, and parents. Children in grades K-2 will participate in informal age-appropriate guided conversations about their perceptions of the culture and climate in their school.
The survey seeks to solicit staff, student and parent perceptions of both Stevenson and Churchill School’s environment from the standpoint of academic, social, and emotional perspectives. Different versions of the survey will be used for the various groups taking the survey. This survey is one component of the process. In addition to the survey, the School Culture and Climate Initiative will provide in-depth data analysis and 3 years of support as our school community intentionally focuses on creating the very best environment where all children can thrive.
All students, faculty and parents will take part in the survey during the week of June 6, 2016. The students in grades K-2 will be taking a paper and pencil version of the survey using “Scantron” forms. Third through sixth grade students will take the survey online via SurveyMonkey. Faculty, staff members and parents will be taking the survey online via SurveyMonkey. The survey is not long and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. If you have children in both Stevenson and Churchill, please take both surveys considering each building has its own unique culture and climate.
It is important to consider the following points in relation to the survey: the survey seeks “perceptions” of the various groups and from these perceptions we will be able to identify strengths as well as possible areas for growth. The survey results should not be thought of as “hard data”, but rather as baseline information to be used as a starting point and a guide as each school works to improve their culture and climate. We see this survey as an important step in providing our students with the best possible educational experience in the Fairfield Public School District. Thank you in advance for your participation in the survey and for your partnership in this initiative.
Dr. Michael Trabucco
Mr. John Smatla
Churchill Before Care
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