The St. Clair Catholic District School Board will conduct a school climate survey, from Monday, April 16th to Friday, May 25th. School boards in Ontario are mandated by the Ministry of Education to conduct these surveys of students, staff and parents every two years. They are an important tool in helping the Board to assess perceptions of school safety and in helping to build and sustain positive school environments. They also assist the Board in making informed planning decisions about programs, which help promote safe and inclusive schools and good mental health.
A good response to the survey is vital to obtaining reliable data. The surveys are anonymous and will take only a few minutes of your time. There are three ways in which you can complete the survey between April 16th and May 25th.
We have had good uptake on our parent survey however sadly about 60% have not completed because they logged in on their phone. This survey cannot be completed on a phone as the software is too complex and big.
Visit your school website – go to www.st-clair.net and click on “Schools” in the top menu bar; then “Visit our Schools” and select your school. Finally, click on the School Climate Survey link on your school web page.
Or, you can go to the following link to complete the survey:
A third option is to pick up a paper copy at your school office, fill it out and hand the completed copy back in.
As an added incentive this year, the Board is offering $10 Tim Horton’s gift cards, which will be distributed to randomly selected survey participants.
Secondary school students, who wish to complete the survey and who have not already done so, can go to the following link:
I would encourage you to have your say and to assist us, as we work together to make our school environments the best they can be for the health and safety of all students and members of our staff. The results will be published in a report, which will be posted to the Board’s public website next fall.
If you have any questions, please contact your school principal.
Superintendent of Education