- Last Updated: 04 October 2018 04 October 2018
We are rapidly approaching the end of the first quarter, which is Wednesday, October 24th. That means, parent teacher conferences are in full swing. Parent teacher conferences are vitally important as they act as a partnership between the students, teacher, and parents. The objective of conferences is to establish relationships with the school, the teachers, and to have open communication about the academic successes and goals of your student throughout the year. It’s important to keep in mind that everyone is there for the same goal, which is the success of the student.
Below are the following dates of parent teacher conferences:
High School - September 17, 24 during the evenings
Middle School - October 8,11,16 during the evening or October 12 during the afternoon
Elementary School - October 4,9, 11 during the evening or October 12 during the afternoon
Here are a few quick tips on how you, as a parent, can make the most out of your time during conferences:
- Make a list of any questions or concerns to bring with you
- Talk with your students about what’s going on and what they’re experiencing in within their classroom and their school overall
- Talk about things we can do in the future to help students be successful
- Celebrate your student’s successes
- Stay on task
- Establish an action plan going forward with information that was discussed during your conference time
- Keep an ongoing dialogue throughout the year with questions like, “what did you do at school?” and/or “what were some successes today?” Open ended questions allow proactive communication between you and your student. If you feel as if you didn’t get enough time during your conference time, please contact your school administration to schedule another meeting before or after school.