Parent-Teacher Conferences and How It Helps Students
Wednesday , January 20 , 2021
During K-8 Parent-Teacher Conferences, parents can connect with their child’s teachers via virtual conferences or phone conferences. K-8 Parent-Teacher Conference week is January 25-29.
Since Parent-Teacher Conferences bridge the connection between home and school, this is 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 portal.
During your conference, you’ll have about a limited amount of time to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss student data, assignments, quizzes and/or tests, progress reports, and any concerns you may have. To optimize your time during the meeting, it’s a good idea to have a list of questions you wish to address.
Here’s how you can make the most out of your one-on-one time with the teacher.
- 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.
- Improvements you've noticed in your child.
- Your appreciation for the teacher or the school's efforts during the pandemic.
- Your concerns and any desired areas of improvement for your child or additional assistance your child may need.
- If your child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Plan, ask the teacher if he or she has 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?
- Which areas does your child excel in?
- Which areas does your child need improvement in?
- Does the teacher feel that your child is doing his or her 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 the teacher to set up another time in which you can meet.