Every Student Matters Census

In the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, we are committed to helping all of our students experience success. To support this goal, we will be conducting our first ever Every Student Matters Census to better understand the backgrounds, experiences and needs of our students and school communities. The data collected from both students and parents/guardians will provide the school system, families, and the community with valuable information to improve our programs and services for the benefit of all students. All information on individual students will remain confidential.

THE LINK TO COMPLETE THE CENSUS ONLINE IS AVAILABLE BELOW.

** We understand that some people had difficulty using their access codes when we first sent the Census information out. The codes have been reprinted so they are easier to read and the deadline has been extended. Thank you for your patience.** 

When you click this link, you will arrive at the Census landing page, which includes important information about the Census. Please read this information. If you agree to complete the Census, please click I Agree at the bottom of the page and enter your unique access code. Parents who have more than one child in Kindergarten to Grade 6 will receive access codes for each child. Please complete a Census for each child.

 

Please click here to open the KPR EVERY STUDENT MATTERS CENSUS

 

COMPLETING THE CENSUS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARENTS

Parents of students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 will receive a postcard in student report cards in February. This postcard contains a unique access code that will provide confidential access to the Census.

Please note the following information before clicking the link to complete the Census.

1.     Make sure that your child’s name is printed on the postcard. If it is not your child’s name, please return the postcard you received to your child’s teacher to get the correct one.

2.     The Census should take about 15 minutes to complete.

3.     This Census is strictly voluntary. You also have the option to skip any question if you do not want to answer it.

4.     If you require any assistance completing this Census, we encourage you to contact your school principal or the KPR Census Research Team at census@kprdsb.ca.

Thank you for your participation!

Please complete the Census by April 20th.

For your information, you can click here to preview a pdf copy of the JK-6 Parent Survey

Translated versions of the Parent Census are available in the languages below. If you require translations for a different language, please contact the KPR Census Research Team at census@kprdsb.ca

If you complete a paper copy of the Census, please return it to your school in a sealed envelope, along with your postcard, which contains your unique access code.

Parent Census in Arabic

Parent Census in Korean

Parent Census in Mandarin

Parent Census in Urdu

 

COMPLETING THE CENSUS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS

1.     Make sure that you have the correct postcard, with your name on it. If it is not your postcard, please return it to your teacher to get the correct one.

2.     The Census should take about 15 minutes to complete.

3.     This Census is strictly voluntary. You also have the option to skip any question if you do not want to answer it.

4.     If you require any assistance completing this Census, ask your teacher.

Thank you for your participation!

Here is a copy of the 7-12 Student Census, for your information.

Please click here for a copy of the Student Census in Arabic.

Click the link below to complete it online.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE EVERY STUDENT MATTERS CENSUS

Questions and Answers about the Census

Why is KPR conducting this Census?

School boards across the province are completing a Census with their school communities in order to better understand the needs of student populations and school communities. The Census will gather demographic data (statistical information) to help us better understand the people we serve.

Several school boards have already completed their first Census, while other boards, like KPR, are completing it this school year or next.

What is the purpose of the Census?

The Census will help school boards better understand the needs of our students and school communities. Specifically, the Census information will be used to:

- address any barriers to student achievement and success, 

- establish effective programs, and

- allocate resources according to student needs. 

Who will complete the Census?

·       Parents of JK-6 students will be asked to complete the Census online.

·       Students in Grades 7-12 will be asked to complete the Census in class between February 25th - March 7th.

Is it mandatory?

No. Census completion is voluntary; however a high level of completion will allow for more complete information about school communities.

Parents/guardians of Grade 7-12 students will receive information before the Census is administered, with the option to request that their child not participate in the process.

What type of questions will be on the Census?

The Census consists of approximately 20 questions about wellbeing, family structure, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, languages, nationality, disability and socio-economics.

What is the purpose of the Community Information Sessions?

The Community Information Sessions included a 20-minute presentation on the purpose of the Census, its importance and relevance, followed by a Question and Answer period. Parents, guardians and caregivers are also welcome to send questions directly to the school board by emailing census@kprdsb.ca

How will the Census be completed?

The Census is intended to be completed online, with the option of printed surveys for parents/guardians that require/prefer this option as a result of Internet access issues. Students will complete the Census online during class time.

Translated versions of the survey are also available in several languages higher up on this page.  If you require translations for a different language, please contact the KPR Census Research Team at census@kprdsb.ca

If you complete a paper copy of the Census, please return it to your school in a sealed envelope, along with your postcard, which contains your unique access code.

How will responses be kept confidential and secure?

The Census is confidential. We respect the privacy of our students and families. Data will be collected in a secure manner in accordance with applicable privacy legislation and best practices. Questionnaires will have unique access codes assigned to them. Data will be stored on internal KPR servers, and will only be accessed by a small number of staff, in order to analyze the data. Reports will never single out or identify a student or family, and will only be reported in a summarized way, to provide understanding of school communities’ needs.