Dear Parents or Guardians:

Re: Tell Them From Me/OurSCHOOL Survey for Grades 4 to 12 Students, 2018/2019.

As part of our ongoing efforts to increase school effectiveness, Manitoba Education and
Training will continue with the implementation of an online student survey called Tell
Them From Me/OurSCHOOL (TTFM/OurSCHOOL). This is a well-known survey tool
which gives students the opportunity to express their thoughts anonymously in terms of
various school improvement initiatives.

TTFM/OurSCHOOL was created by The Learning Bar (TLB) and is based on the work
of Dr. Doug Willms, a researcher who is well-known nationally and internationally for his
work on the development of educational monitoring systems. To obtain more
information, please refer to TLB’s website at .

Each student receives a randomly generated username and password, so that their
identity and responses cannot be linked. All students from Grades 4 to 12 will be given
the opportunity to participate in the survey, but their participation is not mandatory.
The survey questions have been specifically designed for elementary students
(Grades 4 to 6) and secondary students (Grades 7 to 12). The provincial survey will
require approximately 30 minutes to complete, or 5 minutes for the bullying component,
15 minutes for the career-related questions, and 10 minutes for school-level questions.
Students will be asked questions that will assist the school in determining whether
bullying is occurring, what types of bullying students may be experiencing, and where
and when bullying is taking place. They will also be asked questions related to career
exploration and planning.

Our school will participate in the fall of 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact the school guidance counselor, Mrs. Holly
Storey at 204-320-9488.

Thank you for your support in this important initiative.


Andy Mead

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