Every Student Matters Census - Information for Schools

In the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, we are committed to helping all of our students experience success. To support this goal, we will be conducting our first ever Every Student Matters Census in February and March 2019 to better understand the backgrounds, experiences and needs of our students and school communities. The data collected from both students and parents/guardians will provide the school system, families, and the community with valuable information to improve our programs and services for the benefit of all students. All information on individual students will remain confidential.

Below is some important information for schools, including teacher instructions and guides.

For more information about the Census, including Questions and Answers, and copies of the student and parent surveys please visit the public Census Page.

 

Thank you for helping with the first ever Every Student Matters Census. This Census will help KPRDSB to better understand the needs of our students and school communities. We would like to encourage wide participation among our students and parents while respecting the voluntary and confidential nature of the Census.

JK - 8 CENSUS INFORMATION

Below are the materials that JK-8 schools are receiving AT THE BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY for the Every Student Matters Census:

One box – with the Census Materials listed below:

  1. Census Posters – Please post them around your school until the end of the Census administration period.
  2. Postcards – to be sent home with Term 1 Report Cards (packaged by homeroom).
    1. Yellow postcards for individual students in JK-6 (with student names and access codes).
    2. Green postcards for students in Grades 7-8 (with generic parent information). Further materials to administer the Every Student Matters Census for Grade 7-8 teachers will be sent to your school mid-February.
  3. Extra YELLOW (JK-6) Postcards – with no identifying information or access codes to be kept at the school office. These are for teachers who need postcards for students that did not receive a pre-coded postcard.
  4. Teacher Instructions for JK-6 Teachers – Please distribute one page per JK-6 homeroom teacher.
  5. Pre-coded paper versions of the Census in 8.5 x 14 envelopes (for parents that specifically requested paper versions when information letters were sent home in November 2018).

    Please click here for Teacher Instructions JK-6

    Paper Copy of JK - 6 Parent Survey - for information purposes only

    Translated versions of the Census in Arabic, Korean, Mandarin and Urdu are available on the public Census Page. 

 


7-12 CENSUS INFORMATION

Below are the materials that 7-12 schools are receiving AT THE BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY for the Every Student Matters Census:

One box – with the Census Materials listed below:

  1. Census Posters – Please post them around your school until the end of the Census administration period.
  2. Postcards – to be sent home with Report Cards (packaged by homeroom).
    1. Green postcards for students in Grades 7-8 (with generic parent information).
      Further materials to administer the Every Student Matters Census for Grade 7-12 teachers will be sent to your school mid-February.

In MID FEBRUARY, schools will also receive student postcards with access codes, as well as teacher instructions and tracking sheets.

Please click here for:

Teacher Instructions 7-12

Teacher Instruction Guide

For copies of the student and parent surveys, please visit the public Census page.