Parent/Teacher Conferences Dates for 2017-18:
We have two sessions of Parent/Teacher Conferences each year. The conference days are scheduled in the Fall and Spring. These are excellent opportunities for you and your parents to meet with the teacher and review your progress. These are also good times to review how you are moving towards meeting grade level expectations and plan for how you will receive assistance if you are struggling in any subject area. Remember, take responsibility for your future. Take action to get assistance. Don’t wait until the last minute. There are many people here to help you be successful!
During Parent/Teacher conference days, Students will have dismissal at 1:00 p.m. Your parent may schedule additional conferences with your teacher any time they feel the need by calling before or after school to make an appointment at (619) 362-3400.
PARENT CONFERENCE DAYS
Parent-teacher conferences are a terrific opportunity for you to communicate with teachers about your child’s progress. Typically, a parent-teacher conference will take 30 minutes. During this time, the teacher will show samples of your child’s work so that you will have a better understanding of your child’s specific strengths and areas of need.
Before the conference
- Write down questions and concerns you have about the teaching program.
- Write down any information about your child that might be helpful to the teacher.
- Ask your child if there are any specific questions he or she would like you to ask the teacher.
During the conference
- If you are unfamiliar with the report card, ask for a short explanation of how it works.
- Ask the teacher to share examples of your child’s work.
- Ask the teacher to explain and give examples of “proficient” student work so you will know what the grade-level expectations are.
- Don’t hesitate to ask for clarification if the teacher uses terms you don’t understand
- What do you mean when you say…?
- Ask the teacher for specific suggestions about how you can support your child’s progress at home.
After the conference
- Discuss the report card marks with your child. Focus first on your child’s strengths and then highlight 1-2 areas for growth.
- Discuss the plan you have formed with the teacher to support learning at home.
- The conference should not be the only conversation you have with the teacher about your child’s progress.
- Stay in touch with the teacher throughout the school year.