We believe social-emotional wellbeing and resilience are critical to student success. Accordingly, SEL/Wellness is highlighted as an element of focus for our SAS 2027 strategic plan. Gathering annual data from our students regarding their lived experiences will inform our decisions around SEL programs and instructional approaches (eg: advisory and responsive classroom).
We are pleased to share that all students in grades 3-12 will once again complete a comprehensive Social-Emotional Learning and Wellness screening survey on October 5. Last school year, we partnered with Panorama Education to develop an annual survey to better understand our students' social-emotional experiences at SAS and to benchmark our students' results against 17,000+ schools in the United States.
We will collect data around student belonging, school safety, engagement, positive student-adult relationships, cultural awareness and action, and diversity and inclusion.
All student survey responses will be anonymous.
We will be sharing more information about the deployment of this survey with our educators in each division next week. We look forward to sharing the Panorama platform and the data gathered from this survey with our teachers on the November 5 In-service Day.For more information regarding the purpose of the survey or the themes of the questions, please contact Kim Criens, Director of Student Life.