Principal's Message



                                            Dr. Ashby picLindsay Larson pic

October 2023 Message                                                


youth truth survey

Youth Truth Survey, Here We Go!


The 5 W’s & H for the Family Survey!

WHO: One parent or guardian from each household is invited to take

the Family Survey. The parent(s)/guardian(s) need to take one survey

per child that is a student in MPUSD.

WHAT: The anonymous YouthTruth link (see further below) gives

parents and guardians the opportunity to provide feedback for their

child's school in areas like culture, engagement, relationships,

communication & feedback, school safety, and resources.

WHEN: The survey window is 10-2-23 to 10-27-23.

WHERE: Parents/Guardians can take the survey online anywhere. Please call the office at (831) 392-3890, if you would like to take the survey on site using one of our iPads or Chromebooks. The Family Survey URL is

WHY: Valuing parent and guardian input by inviting our MV family

members to share perspectives can support family engagement efforts,

which have been shown to contribute to a range of elements of student

achievement, including increased attendance, improved academic

performance, and social skills. Research suggests that efforts to improve

school culture and student achievement should be informed by family,

staff, and student perceptions. It will help our school make informed

decisions that require hearing diverse perspectives from essential

groups of stakeholders.

HOW: The Family Survey is online, and is available to take in English,

Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, or

French (by selecting the language of choice from a drop-down menu in

the survey itself). The survey is compatible with any internet-enabled

device, including desktops, laptops, Chromebooks, tablets/iPads, and

any mobile device that supports any of the following standard up-todate

internet browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome,

Microsoft Edge. The standard survey (without additional topic modules

or added custom questions) typically takes respondents about 15

minutes to complete. Each additional topic module adds about 5

minutes in length. The survey must be completed in one sitting. Thank

you again for taking the time to do this!



With utmost gratitude,

Joe Ashby, Principal and Lindsay Larson, Assistant Principal