I can't begin to tell you how glad we are to have students back in the building. It is so good to see them! COVID-19 continues to present a challenge to all of us as we navigate through a global pandemic. Our students and staff are working very hard to adjust to these unusually challenging times balancing safety and success.
A very important upcoming event that I would like to direct your attention to is Student- Led Conferences. They will occur on Wednesday and Thursday, October 13 and 14 respectively. Conference times are:
- Wednesday, October 13, 4:00 – 8:00 PM
- Thursday, October 14, 7:30 – 11:00 AM
- Thursday, October 14, 12:00 - 3:00 PM
- Thursday, October 14, 4:00 – 8:00 PM
One of the most important things that you can do as a parent to help your child achieve is to establish regular and open communication with their teachers. Conferences provide a very effective means of establishing this dialogue. During the conferences, I would encourage you to ask questions about the following: your child's progress toward the learning objectives for each of their classes, what you can do at home to assist your child in reaching those learning objectives, as well as any concerns that your child may have with the class. I would also encourage you to share any other information about your child that would assist us in better understanding their needs.
We will be using the scheduling platform myconferencetime.com for student-led and regular class conferences. This year, students will sign up during their advisory class for their student-led conference. Once those conferences are in place, you will have the opportunity to schedule with as many of your student's other teachers as you need to. 10-minute appointments will be available, and you'll have the opportunity to choose virtual or in-person meetings. Our Counseling and Administrative Staffs will also be listed on myconferencetime.com and available during conferences. Please do not hesitate to schedule with one of us.
As we approach the end of the first 9-weeks, we are aware that some students may be struggling. Tuesday/Thursday Interventions recently began and are a great opportunity for students who need more time on campus to work. If your child is referred by our staff, we certainly hope you will support our efforts to ensure their success by encouraging attendance. It is our mission to ensure that every student learns to the best of their ability.
Please let us know how your student is doing. We hope to see you during conferences!