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Parent-Teacher Conferences and How It Helps Students

Wednesday , January 20 , 2021

 

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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.

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.
  • 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.

Academic Performance:

  • 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.