The formal parent-teacher conferences that take place on early release days twice a year and are intended to foster private, in-depth discussions of your child’s needs and accomplishments. The parent conferences for this school year are scheduled for December 10 and 11 and again on April 8 and 9.
Classroom teachers will send home a parent-teacher conference schedule via your child’s backpack where you can sign up for your first, second, or third choices. If you cannot meet during the normal parent-conference times, please contact your teacher to arrange for another time that will work with your schedule. Your child’s teacher will notify you of your conference time.
On the day of the parent-teacher conference, please arrive on time. Conferences are 15 minutes long; if you feel you need to speak with the teacher for more time, please discuss it with him or her.
Our specialists are also available to meet with you on the day of the Parent-Teacher conferences. You can find our specialists in the cafeteria: feel free to drop in and discuss your child’s progress or ask questions about the curriculum.
If you have concerns about your child’s academic or social progress, don’t feel as if you must wait until the conferences to speak to your classroom teacher: please contact him or her as soon as possible.
If you have a concern that involves a specific staff member, you should bring the concern to him/her as soon as it develops to ensure the most effective resolution rather than escalating the concern to the school administration.