In an effort to give all parents an opportunity to visit with their child's teacher(s), the school system has designated Parent Conference dates for the fall and spring semesters. The fall parent-teacher conference date is October 10, 2019. The spring parent-teacher conference date is March 12, 2020. Parent-teacher conferences on the designated days are held from 1:00 until 7:00 p.m. and students are dismissed early. Please note that teachers are available for conferences at other times during the school year. If you would like to schedule a parent conference, please contact your child's teacher.
Parent Conference Tips
10 Good Questions for Parents to Ask:
1. How well does my child get along with classmates?
2. What aspect of school does he/she appear to enjoy the most?
3. What are my child's best and worst subjects?
4. Has my child completed assignments regularly?
5. Does he/she willingly participate in class activities?
6. Do you think my child is doing his/her best?
7. Does my child follow directions?
8. Have you noticed any changes in his/her behavior during the year?
9. What tests has my child had or will my child have? What do the test scores tell about my child's progress? How does my child handle taking tests?
10. Does my child need help in any academic area or need to be referred to school specialists?
Ask your most important question first.
Source: N.C. School Counselor Association
Getting Ready for Parent Conferences
1. Make a list of things to tell the teacher. You might share your child's home responsibilities, difficulties in school, special medical needs, etc.
2. Let your child know that you plan to have a conference with the teacher and ask if there is something he/she would like discussed. Let your child know you will discuss the outcomes of the conference together.
3. Ask the teacher for an outline of what will be covered in your child's grade or subject area.
4. Ask questions about how your child is graded and what factors are considered in the final grade.
5. Plan with the teacher on how both of you can help your child be successful.
Source: N.C. Department of Public Instruction