Survey is open March 8 through April 12
Does HCPS keep you informed?
How well do we encourage creativity?
Does your family feel part of the school community?
We want to know what you think!
By sharing your perspectives and experiences, you can help your school, and the entire school division, improve and make important decisions for the future. After completing the survey, you can choose to be entered in a drawing for prizes!
Three important things to know:
1. On March 8, each student’s parents or guardians will receive an official email from Henrico County Public Schools, with the subject, “Henrico School Survey 2021.” After opening the message, click the survey link. The survey will only take 10-15 minutes.
2. Parents and guardians can preview the student survey and decide if they want their student to participate. For those who do not want their fifth- through 12th-grade student(s) to participate, please contact your child’s school before March 8 to “opt out” your child from the survey.
3. You can complete the parent/guardian survey online from March 8 through April 2. Scroll down to see more details.
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers before the survey begins March 8:
Q: What is this survey all about?
A: Each year, Henrico County Public Schools conducts a survey of HCPS families, staff members and students to see what we do well and how we can improve. Again in 2021, HCPS is collaborating with the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium, a research group affiliated with the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education.
Q: How will the survey responses be used?
A: The HCPS strategic plan is a blueprint for what the school division should be like in 2025. Your answers help us measure our progress, decide what new programs are needed and know where to best invest our resources.
Q: I’m the parent or legal guardian of a current student. How do I complete the survey?
A: Parents and guardians will receive an email March 8 from Henrico County Public Schools containing the link for the survey. The subject will read “Henrico School Survey 2021.” You will have until April 2 to complete the survey. If your email doesn’t arrive March 8, check your “spam,” “junk” or “clutter” folder to make sure it wasn’t sent there by mistake. You can also come to this page to access the survey link.
Q: Are my answers anonymous?
A: Yes. Identification information will not be collected with your survey responses and the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium will only report information to HCPS in summary form. Your answers will be kept confidential.
Q: What will the survey ask?
A: The survey includes questions about your perspectives and experiences in your student’s school and within Henrico County Public Schools. The questions align with the four overarching cornerstones of HCPS’ 2018-25 strategic plan, called Destination 2025 – A Plan for HCPS. These cornerstones are: Safety and Wellness; Academic Growth; Equity and Opportunity; and Relationships.
Q: What if I have more than one student in Henrico schools?
A: If you have several students in Henrico Schools, you will have the opportunity to complete several surveys to tell us about your experiences at different schools. It’s your choice if you want to complete multiple surveys.
Q: What about students and HCPS staff members?
A: Most students (grades 5-12 only) and HCPS staff members will complete the survey during the school day, either in person or virtually, or during a staff meeting.
Q: Should both parents complete the survey?
A: The HCPS survey will be sent to the email address of each parent or guardian registered in a student’s file. All parents and guardians are invited to complete the survey.
Q: What if I have other questions?
A: If you have questions, please contact Dr. Tiffany Hinton, director of the HCPS Department of Assessment, Research and Evaluation at 804-652-3838 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.