Does HCPS keep you informed?
How well do we encourage creativity?
Does your family feel safe and welcome at school?
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:
• A Dell Chromebook.
• One of five $50 gas cards (one per magisterial district).
• Chick-fil-A coupons for a free chicken sandwich.
You can also help win breakfast or lunch for staff at your child’s school! The school in each magisterial district with the highest parent/guardian response rate will win.
Thanks to Dell, the Henrico Education Foundation, Sandston Smokehouse and Chick-fil-A for their sponsorship of these initiatives!
Survey is open now through April 3
Three important things to know:
1. On March 9, each student’s parents or guardians will receive an official email from Henrico County Public Schools, with the subject, “Henrico School Survey 2020.” After opening the message, click the survey link. The survey will only take five to 10 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, “opt-out” forms will be sent home during the week of Feb. 24.
3. You can complete the parent/guardian survey online through April 3. Scroll down to see more details.
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers before the survey begins March 9:
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 2020, 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 9 from Henrico County Public Schools containing the link for the survey. The subject will read “Henrico School Survey 2020.” You will have until April 3 to complete the survey. If your email doesn’t arrive March 9, 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 general cornerstones of HCPS’ 2018-25 strategic plan, called #LifeReady: 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 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.