Ask What Your School Community Needs

A detailed description of the practice

Collect feedback to gain insight into families’ perspectives on alternate learning, required school support, among other topics.

This practice:

is easy and quick to implement
is cost-efficient to put in place
is effective in promoting health and wellness among students
is well received by most students
is well received by teachers and school staff
is helping build and maintain a healthy school culture
will be used for years to come
reaches most students and families within a school
reaches the students and families who need it most
does not require support or partnerships from outside the school
does not require additional funding
is sustainable over time given staff turnover, costs, training, etc.
is easily integrated into the curriculum (Program of Studies)

But this practice:

requires extensive planning
requires additional staff time

Examples of specific activities

Administer surveys to identify parent needs, and how the school can help

More from the stakeholders from the education and health sectors about this practice

If you are going to ask for family feedback, you need to be prepared to take action and partners can help with that.