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Category : Parenting Tips

Conversation Starters for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Monday , October 18 , 2021

Fall K-8 parent-teacher conferences will be on October 25-28, and each school will work with their community to determine if conferences will be held in-person or virtual.  A parent can always request an in-person meeting if they feel they need to. 

Parent-Teacher Conferences bridge the connection between home and school and are a valuable opportunity to support your child's academic development while having an open conversation with your teacher. 

Before your meeting, take a few minutes to review your child's assignments and grades online through the Infinite Campus Online Gradebook portal

During your conference, you'll have a limited amount of time to meet with your child's teacher, and it's a good idea to have a list of questions you wish to address. We’ve compiled a few conversation starters to help maximize your one-on-one time with the teacher.

Conversation Starters

  • Let your child's teacher know of any new changes at your home and if your child may need a referral to receive social/emotional support from school staff.
  • Tell your child's teacher about the academic or social behavior improvements you've noticed in your child.
  • Communicate your concerns and any desired areas of improvement for your child or additional assistance your child may need.

Academic Performance

  • If your child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Plan, ask the teacher if they have reviewed it yet.
  • How is your child doing academically?
  • Is my child performing at grade level?
  • How is your child doing compared to the rest of the class?
  • How does your child interact with other students during in-person or online learning?
  • How is your child doing emotionally?
  • In which areas does your child excel?
  • Which areas does your child need to improve?
  • Does the teacher feel that your child is doing their best?
  • How can you help your child at home?

After the Parent-Teacher Conference, if you still have questions or concerns about your child's progress, email or call the teacher to set up another time in which you can meet. 

Mark your calendar for spring conferences on January 24-28, 2022.