Dear Rocky Mountain Families,
I am writing to share information with you about Panorama, a survey that students in grades 3-12 complete once in the fall and once in the spring. This email has specific information about the version of this survey being conducted in February.
Rocky Mountain students will receive the survey on Wednesday, February 8th during their scheduled Social Emotional Learning lesson time. Continue reading for information about what is on the survey, who can see your student’s answers, how we use this information, and what to do if you do not want your child to participate.
What does the survey ask?
This survey asks questions about:
How well students think they are able to persevere through setbacks to achieve their goals
How well students believe they can manage their emotions
How confident students are in their ability to succeed in school
How students feel about their school’s social and learning environment
How valued students feel in their school community
If you want to see the exact questions in the survey, please click the following links:
Who can see my child’s responses? **New this year**
In previous years, this survey was anonymous, meaning no one at our school or school district could see an individual student’s answers. This year, a small number of staff members will be able to view students' answers. Over the course of the school year, these staff members may review this information to help them better serve students as they interact with them as part of their normal work (i.e. counselor check-ins with students in ninth grade). For the February survey, individual data will be collected for the Student Competency survey not the School Environment survey.
The staff members who will be able to see students’ answers are:
Your child’s teacher will NOT be able to see your child’s answers to the survey questions. If you want to see your child’s responses on this survey, please contact our school survey coordinator, Alexis Gonzales at email@example.com.
How will we use this information?
We will use responses to this survey to explore trends and patterns across our school that will inform how we approach social and emotional wellbeing for all students. Specific student answers will help us better serve students as part of our support systems that we have in place (for example, student check ins).
Opt out information
If you do not want your child to complete this survey, please complete the opt out form attached to this email.
Thank you for your participation in this survey. We are excited to learn more about the social-emotional needs of our students in order to provide them with the best possible educational experience.
Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions at: 720-972-5600.