School Re-entry Plan Survey Results

ASCA created a member survey based on the 2020-21 school re-entry discussion points outlined by Alberta Education on May 6th. (PDF Survey Results)        ASCA Media Release

66,320 (total) parents in Alberta submitted responses to the survey questions in an 11-day period closing May 18th.

689 submissions came from Private/Independent, and Colony schools. (results are separate)

65,631 parents on school councils in Alberta submitted responses, from Separate, Public, Charter and Francophone schools.

(This number includes 86 responses from Francophone schools in all four Francophone School Divisions, and over 500 responses from Charter schools)

All 61 school divisions in Alberta were represented in the submissions. 57 school divisions out of 61 (4 francophone) fund the membership cost for their school councils in ASCA.

Geographic Overview:

NORTH

Fort Vermilion School Division (Rainbow Lake, Hillcrest Community School, Sandhills Elementary School, Spirit of the North School, La Crete School, Buffalo Head Prairie School……), Grande Prairie School Divisions, High Prairie School Division, Holy Family Catholic School Division, Northland School Division (Pelican Mountain School, Anzac Community School, Grouard Northland School, Susa Creek……), Peace River School Division, Peace Wapiti School Division.

CENTRAL

Aspen View School Division, Black Gold School Division, Buffalo Trail School Division, East Central School Division, Edmonton School Divisions, Elk Island School Divisions, Evergreen Catholic School Division, Fort McMurray School Divisions, Grand Yellowhead School Division, St. Alberta School Divisions, Lakeland Roman Catholic School Division, Living Waters Catholic School Division, Northern Gateway School Division, Northern Lights School Division, Parkland School Division, Pembina Hills School Division, St. Paul School Division, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Division, Sturgeon School Division.

SOUTH

Battle River School Division, Calgary School Divisions, Canadian Rockies School Division, Chinook’s Edge School Division, Christ the Redeemer School Division, Clearview School Division, Foothills School Division, Golden Hills School Division, Grasslands School Division, Holy Spirit School Division, Horizon School Division, Lethbridge School Division, Livingstone Range School Division, Medicine Hat School Divisions, Palliser School Division, Prairie Land School Division, Prairie Rose School Division, Red Deer School Divisions, Rocky View School Division, Westwind School Division, Wetaskiwin School Division, Wild Rose School Division, Wolf Creek School Division.

 

Download PDF Survey Results

ASCA 2020-21 School Re-entry Planning Survey RESULTS - Responses received = 65,631
(Separate, Public, Charter and Francophone schools)

Are you in favour of a return to school plan for K-12 students in September?

Yes = 56276 (86%)           No = 9355 (14%)

Are you in favour of a modified school calendar – Eg. longer/shorter school day hours, split class attendance morning/afternoon, combination of in class and at home learning.

Yes = 36207 (55%)           No = 29424 (45%)

Do you think regular assessment should continue for students in the 2020-21 school year? Eg. diploma exams, grade 6 and 9 provincial achievements tests (PATs), grade 3 student learning assessment (SLAs).

Yes = 41985 (64%)           No = 23646 (36%)

 

Indicate your level of concern about the following areas in a back to school plan:

Personal protective equipment (PPE) for students

concerned = 41190 (63%)            not concerned = 24441 (37%)

Hygiene requirements for students

concerned = 56169 (86%)            not concerned = 9462 (14%)

Sanitation standards in schools

concerned = 54092 (82%)            not concerned = 11539 (18%)

Social distancing in schools

concerned = 47519 (72%)            not concerned = 18112 (28%)

Health protocols in place when students become ill – identification, testing, guidelines, actions

concerned = 56174 (86%)            not concerned = 9457 (14%)

Transportation – school busses, safety, cleaning, distancing, costs, public transportation

concerned = 41575 (63%)            not concerned = 24056 (37%)

Mental health supports for students and staff

concerned = 53204 (81%)            not concerned = 12427 (19%)

 

Have you experienced difficulty during spring online learning for students – with schedules, health issues, internet capacity, lack of devices, communication with the school/teachers, access to curriculum and resources, other?

Yes = 35832 (55%)           No = 29799 (45%)

 

Overall, how would you rate your experience with student online learning at home?

Great = 1             2             3             4             5 = terrible

1 = 7319 (11%)    2 = 15492 (24%)      3 = 24855 (38%)      4 = 12331 (19%)    5 = 5634 (8%)

 

ASCA 2020-21 School Re-entry Planning Survey RESULTS – Private/Independent, Colony Schools Responses received = 689

Are you in favour of a return to school plan for K-12 students in September?

Yes = 595 (86%)                No = 94 (14%)

Are you in favour of a modified school calendar – Eg. longer/shorter school day hours, split class attendance morning/afternoon, combination of in class and at home learning.

Yes = 341 (49%)                No = 348 (51%)

Do you think regular assessment should continue for students in the 2020-21 school year? Eg. diploma exams, grade 6 and 9 provincial achievements tests (PATs), grade 3 student learning assessment (SLAs).

Yes = 466 (68%)                No = 223 (32%)

 

Indicate your level of concern about the following areas in a back to school plan:

Personal protective equipment (PPE) for students

concerned = 422 (61%) not concerned = 267 (39%)

Hygiene requirements for students

concerned = 564 (82%) not concerned = 125 (18%)

Sanitation standards in schools

concerned = 543 (79%) not concerned = 146 (21%)

Social distancing in schools

concerned = 451 (65%) not concerned = 238 (35%)

Health protocols in place when students become ill – identification, testing, guidelines, actions

concerned = 545 (79%) not concerned = 144 (21%)

Transportation – school busses, safety, cleaning, distancing, costs, public transportation

concerned = 362 (53%) not concerned = 327 (47%)

Mental health supports for students and staff

concerned = 513 (74%) not concerned = 176 (26%)

 

Have you experienced difficulty during spring online learning for students – with schedules, health issues, internet capacity, lack of devices, communication with the school/teachers, access to curriculum and resources, other?

Yes = 315 (46%)                No = 374 (54%)

 

Overall, how would you rate your experience with student online learning at home?

Great = 1             2             3             4             5 = terrible

1 = 137 (20%)      2 = 179 (26%)    3 = 212 (31%)     4 = 113 (16%)     5 = 48 (7%)