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Welcome Back 2020 Student Wellness Survey takeaways


The following text is the write up and results of the San Luis Obispo High School Wellness survey given during the first week of Virtual Learning. Over 800 students participated.

SLOHS counselor Shelley Benson wrote out common and unique answers that appear below:

“We hope you enjoy reading through the results of our Welcome Back Survey. We had an incredible & immediate response and a great cross section of grade levels. We learned that our students are Tired and a little Stressed , but they’re also much more Content than we’d imagined and Happy & Hopeful as well.

They’re excited about returning to campus and worried about college applications and losing friends -but over 94% know who to ask for help when they need it.

They prefer communicating with us via email and maybe Zoom. Their Week One Highlights warmed our hearts and reminded us about the importance of human connection. Their Challenges mirrored our own. They may not have the perfect wifi but most are finding it easy to connect. They miss learning in-person and being on our campus. Teenagers often get a bad rap, but we think ours are pretty awesome. They seem a lot like us! 

What are you most excited about this year?

-going back to school in January

-getting to play sports

-the freedom/flexibility of online school


-being back on a routine

-sleeping in 

What are you most worried about this year?

-college applications

-not being allowed to return to campus

-not having sports

-losing friends

-staying motivated 

What concerns do you have that might limit your ability to engage in school this semester?

-my internet connection

-bad wifi

-my siblings distract me 

What was the highlight of Week One?

-meeting my teachers and seeing my friends.

-the new schedule

-Breakout Groups

-When Monroe accidentally muted himself

-Greer’s jokes

-Mr Simon just being himself

-The highlight of my first week was probably watching CNN 10 in my history class. It’s been a year since I’ve watched CNN 10, and it was so refreshing and fun to watch it again.

-Mr Bartlett making sly jokes on Zoom 

What was most challenging about Week One?

-waking up

-being back on a routine

-staying focused

-figuring out how to Zoom

-my internet

-my Inbox

-learning how to participate virtually -my brain is on fire 

What can we (School Counselors) do to better support you this year? -just be there for us when we need you

-college applications

-make sure I graduate

-don’t wait for us to reach out to you, reach out to us

-check in with each Senior

-keep us informed

-respond to my emails

-chocolate chip pancakes would be nice. 

“It’s the teacher that makes the difference, not the (Google)classroom.” – Michael Morpurgo 

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