Our parent/teacher conferences will be virtual this year. Conferences will be held October 22nd through October 30th. Classroom teachers will send out a link to schedule conference times. Conferences will range between 20 and 30 minutes per teacher and will take place in the teacher’s Webex room. You can access our teacher Webex room links by clicking here. Our goal is to have 100% participation from our families for conferences.
Expectations/norms/info about conferences:
- Please patiently wait in the Webex lobby for the teacher you are scheduled to conference with. Late arrivals to the Webex room will impact the amount of time you have with the teacher you scheduled time with. We have to stay on schedule for the people after your conference.
- Stay focused on what your student needs to do to be successful. Putting a teacher on the defensive is not the best use of conference time. We must be partners in this together. You need us and we need you. If people approach things through that lens we are most likely making steps in the right direction.
- Come prepared with questions for the teacher to help you be a great parent partner.
- Teacher feedback should be viewed as an observation of your student up to this point in time, not a judgment. Our goal with feedback is to give an honest assessment of our experience with your student. If you get feedback that is positive, celebrate it with your student. If you get feedback you wished you didn’t hear, take a breath, and know we gave you that feedback because we care. The best friends you can have are truthtellers. It doesn’t mean we don’t like your student. It means we want to see growth and maturity in that area.
We are excited, as always, for the opportunity to speak with you about your student. We know there are many options for schools and we don’t take for granted you choosing Stratton Elementary School. Help us reach our goal of 100% participation in parent/teacher conferences.
Colorado Springs School District 11
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