Conference schedule delay announced

Conference schedule delay announced
Posted on 11/02/2020
Add one more adjustment to school schedules as a result of the coronavirus pandemic: November elementary parent-teacher conferences and student report cards are moving to January.

The change was originally intended to coincide with returning students to in-person learning, which was scheduled to start on Oct. 19. But, when COVID-19 transmission rates increased to the point that it was considered too risky to bring students back into classrooms, the decision to move conferences and report cards to January remained.

Dawn Wakeley, executive director of Teaching and Learning, said having conferences and report cards in January allows teachers and parents to adjust and plan for the second semester of the school year. Tentative conference dates are Jan. 20-22.

Wakeley said teachers have or will contact families to check in this fall, but emphasized that parents are invited to contact teachers anytime about their child’s learning progress. “We want them to be connected with teachers as needed,” she said.

Middle school and high school conferences will not be held this year; parents are invited to contact teachers or guidance counselors with questions or concerns about their students’ progress.

Elementary school principals will be sending letters to families with information about the conference schedule and report card changes.
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