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Student Belonging Survey

Dear Parents/Guardian:

Our schools will administer the Measures of Student Belonging Survey. This survey is taken by all students in grades 4th through 12th. Salina Public Schools believes this survey is a valuable tool to gain insight into the students' sense of belonging in regards to feeling accepted, treated fairly, appreciation, and validation. The information is essential for planning effective experiences that connect all students to the learning environment.

The Measures of Student Belonging Survey was adapted from The Psychological Sense of School Membership (PSSM) Scale and can be viewed by clicking the survey link at the bottom of this page.

You may also be interested to know the following:

  1. It is completely anonymous. No personally identifiable information will be collected. School staff will not see any one student's responses, but only summaries of results.


  2. Participation is entirely voluntary. Your child may decline to participate in the survey, or may simply skip any particular question they do not wish to answer.


  3. Annual participation is important. The survey will be given in October and data will be reviewed each year to understand the impact of school efforts to create a sense of belonging for all students.


  4. Salina Public Schools will maintain all data collected.


Initial information regarding the Measures of Student Belonging Survey was provided as part of the online enrollment process. Parents/Guardians of students in grades 4th through 12th completed a permission form indicating the decision to allow or not allow their child to complete the survey.

If you would like to know more information about how your school will use the data collected, please contact the school principal. All other questions, or to check the survey permission status for your child, please contact Shanna Rector, Deputy Superintendent, at 785-309-4733.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


English Copy of Survey Questions

Spanish Copy of Survey Questions