These 4 editable parent surveys (10 pages total) will help you establish strong communication with parents all year long. Google Form versions are included, too!
This version of the product includes all parent surveys in English AND in Spanish. You can purchase the English-only version here.
There are 4 different EDITABLE parent surveys included:
1) Parent Volunteer Survey
WHEN: Send the parent volunteer survey home during the first week of school, whenever a new student transfers into your class, and anytime a parent asks how they can be involved in their child’s schooling. You might also send the form home at the start of the second semester to remind parents of various opportunities and accommodate their changing schedules.
WHY: Often when parents say, “Just let me know if you need anything—I’d love to help,” we don’t have a ready response for them. Now you can reply, “Great—just fill out this quick survey and I’ll get back to you right away!” This survey will help you explain alternative ways busy parents can offer their time and resources, tap into parent resources you might not have known about, and communicate to parents that they are your partners and allies.
2) Post-Interim Report or Progress Report Parent Survey
WHEN: Send this home after the first progress or interim report of the school year and again mid-year.
WHY: Sometimes there is a disconnect between how a parent thinks the child is doing (or what previous teachers said about the child’s performance) and what’s actually happening in your classroom. This survey will help you: prevent conflicts and confusion at report card time, allow parents to express concerns prior to conferences so you’re prepared, get feedback on how homework is going and provide accommodations, and gain insight as to what parents think the root cause of any problems are.
3) Post-Report Card Parent Survey
WHEN: Send this home quarterly with your report cards and have parents sign and return all the paperwork together.
WHY: Seeing their child’s grades on a report card can be an eye-opening experience for some parents, especially when it’s the first report card in a new grade level. This survey will help you: document that you sent progress reports with low grade notifications in advance, determine whether parents are satisfied with students’ grades, allow parents to express concerns prior to conferences so you’re prepared, learn more about the kids’ and parents’ attitudes toward you and school, confirm parent-teacher conference times if needed, and more.
4) End-of-Year Parent Survey
WHEN: Send this home 1-2 weeks before the school year ends.
WHY: This survey will help you: learn more about how your teaching style was received by students and families, analyze your strengths and weaknesses as an educator, and plan for improvement in future school years.
In your ZIP file, you'll get a ready-to-print PDF, as well as a fully editable PowerPoint file so you can alter the parent survey wording and print your own customized PDF.
There are also links to the Google Form versions so you can make a copy, personalize it, and share the link with parents to submit their surveys digitally.
ABOUT THE TRANSLATION PROCESS: These parent surveys were translated into Spanish by a team of two fully bilingual educators with over 25 years of classroom teaching experience between them. One is a native English speaker, and the other is a native Spanish speaker from Argentina. Both have exceptional grammar and writing skills, so you can trust that this product is translated correctly and is error-free.
Download the 6 page preview to learn more and see sample pages.
NOTE: This resource is included at no cost for members of the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club, as part of our focus in the month of FEBRUARY on Parent Communication.