The Safe, Caring and Inclusive School (SCIS) survey opens on April 4 for Grade 4-12 students.

The Safe, Caring and Inclusive School (SCIS) Survey

The WRDSB wants to better understand the areas of child development that contribute to students’ well-being, health and school success. The SCIS survey asks students about their thoughts, feelings and experiences in school and in the community.

View an online version of the Safe, Caring and Inclusive School (SCIS) survey. This includes translated versions. You can also view it in PDF format:

We will be using the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) as our SCIS survey. The MDI asks students about their:

  1. Social and emotional development, such as self-esteem, optimism, happiness and empathy
  2. Feelings of connectedness to school, family, friends, and communities
  3. School experiences
  4. Physical health and well-being
  5. Time use after school hours, as well as students’ wishes for after-school time

Middle Years Development Instrument

How will the survey happen?

On April 4, 2024 students in Grades 4 to 12 will receive the link to the survey via email. Teachers will provide time during class to complete the survey from April 4 to 26, 2024.

The survey should take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete. Staff will provide assistance to any students who require accommodation in order to complete the survey.

The SCIS survey is voluntary. Please read our family information letter that includes instructions on how to opt out your child(ren) from the survey.

How will the survey results be used?

Students’ responses to the questions will be kept confidential and will be presented anonymously. The results of the survey will be used to inform activities to enhance school engagement, positive learning experiences and academic success.

Thank you for your continued interest in our schools, and for helping us do our best to ensure a safe and respectful learning environment for everyone. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school principal.

2022-2023 Safe, Caring and Inclusive School (SCIS) Survey – Summary Report

In support of our commitment to transparency and accountability, we are pleased to share the summary report for the SCIS results from the 2022-23 school year.

Read the 2022-2023 Safe, Caring and Inclusive School (SCIS) Survey – Summary Report.