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Community-Based Surveys Support Frontier Students

The Frontier Central School District is in the process of implementing three surveys in the next few months to measure our students’ social-emotional well-being.


The Community-Level Youth Development Survey (CLYDE) will be given to students in grades 10 and 12 and is scheduled to be taken on December 22. We are joining Hamburg High School in completing the survey as part of a Town of Hamburg grant initiative. The results will help plan programs and activities for youth in our community. Your child’s privacy is protected, and the survey is voluntary. On December 12, more detailed information – including instructions for opting out – will be sent home from the High School with students in grades 10 and 12.  


The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) was created by the Centers for Disease Control. Our seventh- and eighth-grade students will have the opportunity to complete this voluntary survey the first week of February. Local school districts who partner with Western New York United Against Drugs and Alcohol, Inc. are participating in the survey, which will measure health trends, identify emerging issues, and evaluate and plan for programs to support adolescent health. Prior to completion, the Middle School administration will provide instructions for parents who wish to opt their children out of the survey. The YRBS is designed to protect the anonymity of students. No names or other types of personally identifiable information are requested.  


The Panorama Education Survey is an anonymous diagnostic tool which will be administered to students in grades 3-12 in March. The district has selected this tool to better identify the social-emotional needs of students. It will measure students’ perceptions of various competencies, including grit, sense of belonging, emotion regulation, school safety, challenging feelings, and supportive relationships. This initiative directly aligns with our district’s Strategic Plan (Social-Emotional Wellness) and fulfills the American Rescue Plan grant requirement. Prior to the survey being given, the district will provide families with the questions and a method for opting their children out.