Wellness Survey Opt-Out
Posted on 04/25/2024

Dear Sturgis Families,

We thank you and your family for being our valued partners as we work together to educate the children in our district. Sturgis values input from our community – and we need to hear from your child or children! Students are important partners as we work to improve our communication, academic program and overall experience for everyone. 

In order to learn more about student experiences at school, we will be asking for your child’s feedback (grades 3rd through 12th) or your child's teacher feedback (grades Kindergarten through 2nd) via an online survey they will be completing at school some time between April 29 and May 10.

We are asking that all of our students/classroom teachers participate in the surveys, as their feedback will provide invaluable insights into their experiences and how we can improve and adapt our district to their needs. If a student/classroom teacher doesn’t feel like they have enough information to answer a question, they will be able to skip the item altogether. 

The survey content will ask students/classroom teachers to self-reflect/reflect on their/each student's emotion regulation, self-efficacy, self-management, social awareness, student-teacher relationships, and engagement in school.

If you do not want your child/child's teacher to participate in our school wellness screenings, you may opt your child out, by contacting your child’s school. In addition, (for students in grades 3rd through 12th) if you would prefer that your child take the survey using paper/pencil, please contact the school as well.  Even if you had your child opt-out of the survey in the past, please indicate that you would like your child to opt-out again.

All opt-out requests as well as requests for paper/pencil need to be received by your child’s school by Friday, April 26, by 3:30 p.m. (school contact information can be found here

If you have any questions about the survey administration or if you would like to preview the survey content, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 269-659-1506/[email protected]


Nicole Gittinger

Assistant Superintendent

Opt-Out Letter for Students Grades Kindergarten through 2nd
Opt-Out Letter for Students Grades 3rd through 12th