GCS Parent Survey

Released by GCS.

These results are based on 27,786 surveys completed by GCS families. 

The survey was offered in English and Spanish and could be accessed via computer, tablet, or mobile phone. 

The GCS Service Center also completed surveys over the phone for families without Wi-Fi or a smart phone. 

Parents were notified of the survey through a phone message home, an email via Parent Backpack, GCS social media platforms, and local media outlets. 

Postcards with survey information in English and Spanish as well as a QR code for easy access were distributed at the school district’s summer meals sites and through the local YMCA Summer Camps and Front Desks, Harvest Hope, Greenville County Rec/Upstate Circle of Friends, Livewell food boxes, Pleasant Valley Connection, and the Jesus El Ray Church Food Pantry.

Survey Results on Return to School – Responses combine results of both English and Spanish versions of the survey.

55% of parents said they were either unsure or would definitely not send their students back to school this fall

Stats from Survey - GCS

Ranking of Precautions Parents consider Essential

Precaution

English

Spanish

TOTAL

Regular cleaning/sanitizing of high-touch surfaces

23,358

704

24,062

Education and visual cues about hygiene and respiratory etiquette (cough into elbow, wash hands, social distancing)

22,008

646

22,654

Temperature Screening at Building entry

20,113

609

20,722

Minimizing Visitors

20,151

562

20,713

No sharing of supplies or materials

18,588

560

19,148

Minimizing traffic in building (reducing number of individuals in daily contact with your child)

17,111

509

17,620

Reducing/eliminating large-group assemblies

16,366

527

16,893

Maintaining Social Distancing (6 feet at all times)

13,595

594

14,189

Masks/Facial Coverings

13,344

576

13,920

Minimizing use of commons areas (cafeterias, gyms, etc.)

12,894

491

13,385

Reducing/eliminating field trips

12,088

467

12,555

 

When asked about the Flex Option Plan:

·78.3% prefer a blend of eLearning and in-person to 100% eLearning

·61% of parents indicated they have childcare options or the ability to work from home on days their children are not in school.

·62.4% of parents support 100% eLearning during the three weeks between Thanksgiving and Winter Break.

*Please note, parents were not asked their preference of an altered schedule versus a normal in-person, five days per week schedule. The purpose of this survey was to determine their preferences should a “normal” schedule be impossible.

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