By completing a voluntary survey, a parent or guardian can help connect their child or children to services designed to improve their performance both inside and as well as outside of the classroom. Say Yes Guilford’s Postsecondary Planning System is designed to combine data from parent/guardian, teacher and student surveys with Guilford County Schools’ attendance, disciplinary and academic data to generate an Individual Student Growth Plan for each student.
The Individual Student Growth Plan will serve as a tool that will eventually be used to link students with services that can provide assistance and support to enhance their Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade academic progress.
Through this system of supports and a “last dollar” tuition-only scholarship, Say Yes Guilford is working with Guilford County Schools’ to get our community’s students to and through college.
Congratulations on being selected as one of Guilford County Schools’ 12 Say Yes Guilford Launch Schools.
The schools were chosen to be the first to launch Say Yes Guilford’s Postsecondary Planning System, which is designed to help connect students and families with services that will assist them from classroom to college, career and life.
In order to determine what services are needed and where, Say Yes’ system will use data collected from service providers, student’s school data and voluntary surveys taken by families, teachers and students.
GCS must get parent/guardian permission before releasing any student information to Say Yes. The personally identifiable student records would include such things as your student's grades, attendance, discipline records, demographics, and contact information. The records will be directly entered from GCS' records into the system and will not be shared outside of GCS and Say Yes.
Parents or guardians must also give permission for their student and student's teacher to take part in voluntary surveys. You may review the surveys on the survey landing page.
While sharing student records and participating in surveys is strictly voluntary, the information will be valuable in determining the needs of your individual student as well as the needs of your school as a whole, and increase the chances your student and others will be matched with services that benefit them the most in the years to come.