April 24, 2020

Dear Parents,

As promised in my last COVID-19 update, I'm sending you information regarding a ThoughtExchange survey on remote learning. This is your opportunity to give feedback on what is working well and what we can do better. Your feedback, teacher/staff feedback, and the anticipated new guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will help direct the next phase of our remote learning.

To collect the feedback, we are using a tool called ThoughtExchange. To participate, you will be asked to answer one demographic question and one open-ended question with as many responses as you like. Then you will be asked to rate your thoughts and the thoughts of others by assigning stars to each thought (from 1-5) depending on how strongly you agree or support that idea. You can rate as many thoughts as you'd like. Once you've completed this step, you can review all submissions sorted by the average star rating. Some of you participated in a ThoughtExchange in January when we wanted feedback regarding grade configuration for a new Dale St School. We had over 400 participants with 10,535 ratings in that ThoughtExchange, and we are aiming for even better participation this time.

It is important to note that all feedback you provide via this platform is confidential. This includes any shared thoughts, as well as specific ratings. We encourage you to revisit the site regularly as more and more thoughts are submitted. Please submit your thoughts and complete your ratings by no later than April 27, 2020, at 6:00 PM. 

Follow this link to participate https://my.thoughtexchange.com/839479595

Thanks again for all you are doing to support our kids!


Jeff Marsden