Family Satisfaction survey

Take the Family Satisfaction Survey

How is our school doing? Are we welcoming and inviting? Do we have high expectations? Does your child feel safe at school?
Please let us know by completing a simple survey of our school’s climate and connectedness. The results of this survey help us gauge how we’re doing as a school and as a district. Results also help measure progress toward our Destination 2020 parent satisfaction and student safety goals. Our goals and areas of focus are based on your responses, so it’s important to us that you complete this survey. We appreciate your time and consideration.

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Please complete the survey between February 8 – February 26, 2016. Schools may also be administering surveys based on their individual environments. Some examples of ways it may be administered include parent-teacher conferences in February, family nights, online through website or email, etc. Online survey links will be available February 8 – February 26, 2016. Please contact the school if you need assistance accessing the online survey.

Goal: School staff communicate school wide behavior expectations that are understood and met by students.

79% of student had no office behavior referrals this year.
91% of students had 0-2 office behavior referrals this year.

There is definitely some room to improve here. Our Positive Behavior Support Team– Positive Foundations, will analyze all of this information and set goals for improvement in the coming year.

A climate of positive behavior is essential if students are to learn and grow. Airport Heights continues to emphasize behavior and climate in our daily work and efforts to make sure that the school is safe, and a great place for kids and families.

We had some ups and downs in our behavior this year and during the 2nd semester saw fit to begin a multi-year process to revamp our behavior management structure at the school. Because of some of the changes that we made, the data here is not entirely consistent with the reports from other years. In the future, we believe that the changes will allow us to more effectively target and address areas of concern and maximize instruction at the school.

In 2014-2015 the school staff determined 5 priorities in dealing with behavior at the school:

  1. Change student behaviors

  2. Increase Learning Time

  3. Support Safety

  4. Teach that actions have consequences

  5. Affirm the unified expectations of our staff

How did this year stack up against others?

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Airport Heights office behavior referrals 2011-2015.

We started strong this year, with the lowest number of referrals in 4 years. Then as the year progressed we started see some issues arise and by the 3rd quarter we were ahead of our average (we want to be below).

The year ended on par with other years.

We are focused on improving behavior at Airport Heights. This is a priority for the 2015-2016 school year.


Changing the way we look at behavior

Starting in January, we shifted out referral process to include two levels of behavior.

Level 2– Behaviors that are administered at the classroom level. These can range from minor pushing incidents and horseplay to poor language, to being off task. Any time a student loses learning time due to a behavior, we try to record it with at least a Level 2 referral.

Level 3– These are more significant behavior like fighting, continuing harassment, stealing, or any time a teacher assesses the situation to be out of control.

89% of students had NO Level 3 referrals this year.
94% of students had 0-1 Level 3 referrals this year.
98.5% of students had 0-4 Level 3 referrals this year.

Losing Class Time

One of the reasons we changed the way we look at behavior is so we can measure how much learning time is being lost by poor student behavior choices.

Here is what we found out when we added the Level 2 behavior referral in January:

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2014-2015 Level 2 & 3 Referrals (Note: 1st and 2nd Quarter are estimates based on the former system data.)

Note the 93 Level 2 behaviors in the 3rd quarter. This means that students missed some part of class 93 times. That’s a lot of lost learning.

The good news is that the awareness of this situation will help us use our resources to improve the time that students are in class learning and improve the climate for all students.

Our school is now using the Safe and Civil School Foundations to improve school wide positive behavior support. This is a multi-tiered platform that will guide our teams on a path of continuous improvement for many years.


08. May 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: Fun · Tags:

The Kindergarten field trip to the park for a picnic was cancelled Friday due to poor weather. So, all 47 kindergarteners enjoyed an impromptu indoor picnic in the library, blankets and all.


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One of the goals our school has had these last several years has been to improve the overall climate and decrease the number of behavior issues. A positive school is a school that works well and focuses on learning.

While we’ve made great progress in climate, we experienced some setbacks with behavior this year.

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This graph shows our 5th and 6th grade SEL Skills improving from about 97% to 100% of students reporting that they are able to access and use SEL skills. Respect for diversity at the school increased by about 6% from 87 to 93%.

Our 3rd and 4th grade data shows greater needs and greater gains.

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Students went from 65% to 77% agreement that they think about actions and consequences with respect to others.

On the school-wide behavior front, our Office Referral count increased this year. The 7-year trend (see the Linear line in the chart) is still showing a marked improvement.

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Our school is dedicated to continuous improvement in these areas and we are intent on improving behavior every year. Next year, we will implement a school-wide behavior management system using CHAMPS. Most of our staff has been trained in this system and we will have coaching and support available to make sure that everyone is successful.

At Airport Heights we are very interested in feedback form our parents and families.

If you are a parent at the school, please take a few moments to fill out the online Parent Climate and Connectedness Survey (these will also be available in paper form at Parent Teacher Conferences in February).

Here’s the link:

Thanks for your help. We are doing whatever we can to make Airport Heights a great school for your kids and our community.

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