COVID SURVEY for LCMS Schools

Published on September 25th, 2020











    https://surveygizmolibrary.s3.amazonaws.com/library/689744/Bluecross_solid_PMSsmall_2.png  


Grace and Peace to you in Christ Jesus,





As an LCMS School, you are part of a group of educators with a tremendous reputation for providing students with exceptional care and education while also being driven by a commitment to the Gospel. While these past several months have challenged schools in

new and difficult ways, there have also been new opportunities and reasons to celebrate. LCMS School Ministry and the Office of Rosters, Statistics and Research Services are interested to hear about your joys and struggles from this pandemic situation.





Earlier this summer, over a thousand LCMS congregations told their stories from the pandemic. Through an online survey, they shared their hardships as well as their joys. The results of that survey are now available for all to read in the September issue of

Reporter (https://blogs.lcms.org/2020/survey-reveals-impact-of-covid-19-on-congregations).





We also want to hear what our almost 1,900 Lutheran early childhood, elementary and high schools have experienced these past several months. To that end, we are inviting you to participate in a new survey, linked below. The results of this survey will help

the Synod and its agencies better understand how LCMS schools have been impacted by this virus and the many responses to it.





Click

Here to Start the Survey






We recognize that some schools have opted to suspend classes for all or part of the 2020-2021 school year due to the difficulties of educating in a pandemic. Please know that even if this is the case for your school, we hope you will fill out the survey to

help us better understand the situation your school faces.





This 20-minute survey is completely confidential. Your identity will not be revealed, your school will not be identified to anyone but our researcher, and all responses will be summarized and reported only as part of the aggregated whole.





We ask that you please

complete the survey by October 15
.





Thank you for your participation.





Your servants in Christ,





Rev. Dr. John Sias


LCMS Secretary





Dr. Rebecca Schmidt


Director, LCMS School Ministry





D. Scott Kostencki


Director,  Rosters, Statistics and Research Services





Ryan Curnutt


Senior Research Analyst, Rosters, Statistics and Research Services








If you have any questions about the survey or need technical assistance, please contact

research@lcms.org




     

Blessings,

Matt

Matthew Bergholt

Manager, Online Support and Services

The Lutheran Church­—Missouri Synod


Office of National Mission, School Ministry

1333 S. Kirkwood Road

St. Louis, MO  63122

800.248.1930  Ext. 1285

Matthew.Bergholt@lcms.org

http://www.lcms.org/schoolministry

“Like” School Ministry on

Facebook

Follow School Ministry on Twitter:

@LCMSSchools