Pottsgrove Surveys Parents to Improve Virtual Lessons

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – To better understand parental and student needs in delivering online lessons to current and future Pottsgrove School District classes, whether or not its Board of School Directors opts in coming weeks for hybrid part-time in-person attendance, district administrators are asking families to complete a survey they hope will “strengthen our virtual learning in all grades.”

A request to parents to participate in the survey was issued Wednesday (Oct. 14, 2020) in a letter from Superintendent William Shirk. The survey is available at the district website, here.

Survey feedback “will help inform our continued efforts to refine the existing virtual program,” Shirk wrote. He asked parents to take “a few minutes to offer your perspectives and thoughts about your experiences in our current virtual learning conditions.” Even if a hybrid learning option becomes available following Thanksgiving, he added, “we want to strengthen our virtual learning in all grades.”

Shirk’s letter also acknowledged that parents responding to an earlier survey, which asked about preferences in pursuing all virtual or hybrid education for their children, prompted many questions the district has attempted to answer in a “Frequently Asked Questions document” also available on its website. Find it here.

“We continue to work with our building leadership teams to design and evaluate models for hybrid learning. As more information about the hybrid program becomes available, it will be shared with the community,” Shirk’s letter said.

Graphic from a screenshot of the Pottsgrove schools website