Does HCPS keep you in the loop?

How well are we fostering creativity?

Does your family’s school feel safe and welcoming?

We want to know what you think!

By telling us about your perspectives and experiences, you can help Henrico Schools improve and make important decisions about the future.

 

The survey is open now until March 29.

Top five things to know:

  1. On March 11, the parent or guardian of every student will receive an official email from Henrico County Public Schools. The subject will read: 2019 Henrico Schools Survey.
  2. Open the email and click the survey link. The survey should take 15-20 minutes.
  3. Students (grades 5-12 only) will be offered the survey during school time on or after March 11. Opt-out forms were sent home during the week of Feb. 25.
  4. Employees will take the survey during work time on or after March 11.
  5. The survey is open until March 29. Scroll down for additional details.

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers before the survey begins on March 11:

Q: What is the survey?

A: Henrico County Public Schools regularly conducts a survey of HCPS families, staff members and students to see what we’re doing well, how we can do better, and where we should go from here. HCPS is collaborating on the 2019 survey with the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium, or MERC, in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Q: What are the survey responses used for?

A: HCPS’ new strategic plan envisions what the school division should look like in 2025. Your responses will help us measure our progress at the division and school levels, and to make the best decisions for the future. You can help your school division decide what new programs are needed, what existing ones can be improved, and how to allocate funding and staff.

Q: I’m the parent or guardian of a current student. How will I complete the survey?

A: Parents and guardians will get an email March 11 from Henrico County Public Schools containing a link to the survey. The subject line will read “2019 Henrico Schools Survey”. You’ll have until March 29 to finish the survey. If your email doesn’t arrive on March 11, you may want to check your “spam” or “clutter” folder and make sure it wasn’t misdirected. We intend to send reminder messages after March 11 as well.

Q: Are my responses anonymous?

A: Yes. No identifying information will be collected with your responses to the survey, and MERC will only report data to HCPS in summarized form. Your responses will remain confidential.

Q: What will I be asked?

A: The survey includes questions about your perspectives and experiences in Henrico Schools. The questions are framed around the four overarching cornerstones included in HCPS’ new 2018-25 strategic plan, called #LifeReady. The four cornerstones are Safety and Wellness; Academic Growth; Equity and Opportunity; and Relationships.

Q: What if I have more than one child in Henrico Schools?

A: If you have multiple children in Henrico Schools, you’ll have an opportunity to complete the survey multiple times in order to tell us about those individualized experiences. It’s your choice whether you want to complete multiple versions of the survey.

Q: What about employees and current students? How are they taking the survey?

A: Most HCPS employees and students (grades 5-12 only) will complete the survey during the school day or during a faculty meeting.

Q: Should both parents or guardians complete a survey?

A: The HCPS survey is being sent to the parent/guardian email addresses on file for each student. All parents or guardians are welcome to complete the survey.

Q: I’m the parent of a student(s) in grades 5-12. How can I review the survey before my child(ren) participate?

A: Click here to preview the student survey questions. If you do not wish for your student(s) to participate, please complete the “opt out” form that will be sent home with your student during the week of Feb. 25.

Q: What if I didn’t get the March 11 email or I have other questions?

A: If you have any questions or need another survey link, please contact Dr. Tiffany Hinton, director of the HCPS Department of Assessment, Research and Evaluation, at 804-652-3838 or at tshinton@henrico.k12.va.us.