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Parent-Teacher Conferences, Fall 2021 Session

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Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

Beginning Monday, October 4th, you will have the opportunity to schedule Parent-Teacher Conferences online. Each conference is 10 or 20 minutes long. During the scheduled conference, if your child is in grade 6, 7, or 8, you will meet with your child’s Math/Science teacher(s) for 10 minutes and then for 10 minutes with your child’s ELA/Social Studies teacher(s). All conferences this year will be VIRTUAL

Teachers will guide you within your conference time frame. 

The Dates of Conferences are:

  • October 13th, from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

  • October 20th, from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

  • October 27th, from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

  • November 3rd, from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

  • December 1st, from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

  • December 8th, from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

If you would like to meet with your child’s Foreign Language teacher or ELL teacher please note that they will NOT be present during the team conference with ELA, SS, Science, and Math teachers since they teach students on all teams, not one single team.  

Conferences with Foreign Language and ELL teachers can be arranged by signing up using the same system as with team conferences. If you choose to sign up for a separate conference with your child’s Foreign Language or ELL Teacher, please make sure you reserve enough time in between meetings. It should be no less than 10 minutes between the start of each conference.

This is an opportunity for you to meet with your child’s teachers regarding your child’s progress in the class and/or concerns you may have about your child’s progress in the class.

Please note that, due to a limited number of available slots for all Parents/Guardians, we cannot offer separate conferences to separated or divorced parents/guardians.  We regret this inconvenience but appreciate your understanding.

How do parents register for a conference?

Starting on Monday, October 4th please go to: Parent Teacher Conferences Registration. On the registration form, enter your name, e-mail address, password, phone number, and student name and then click on “Register”. 

At the next screen, select your child’s team. Once you have selected a team, you will be asked to select an available conference time. After selecting a conference time, you will then be able to print or e-mail your schedule.

If I have difficulty registering, who do I call?

Please contact the Conference Coordinator at: Parent Teacher Conferences Contact Us

Do not contact your child’s teacher. Please include your name, your child’s full name, school they attend, and teacher/team.

What happens if I cannot make any of the listed conference times or if conferences are all booked before I could sign up?

After the conclusion of our regularly scheduled conferences on December 8, 2021 we will start to offer 10-minute conferences during time frames yet to be determined.  Please continue to check the scheduling module as cancellations may happen. Details on how to sign up will be shared after our pre-scheduled Wednesdays come to a conclusion on December 8, 2021.

How do I change my conference times?

To change your conference time, go to: Parent Teacher Conferences Registration and log back into the system using your e-mail address. You can then delete the old conference time and add a new one. Please do not contact your teacher if there are no times available. We will offer conferences following the completion of our regularly scheduled conferences. 

You can also make changes by sending your request to the Conference Coordinator at: Parent Teacher Conferences Contact Us  Please include your name, your child’s full name, school they attend, and teacher/team.

Please take into consideration:

  • If you have not done it yet, please register your existing email with Google or create a new Google account. You will not be able to access your teacher’s virtual meeting room without a Google account.

  • If you are scheduling conferences for children on different teams, please make sure you have at least 10 minutes between meetings. 

  • If you are scheduling conferences for twins on the same team, please register twice using a different email account for each.

In case you do not have internet access to schedule Parent-Teacher Conferences, please contact the Conference Coordinator at (617) 993-5452 to schedule your conference. Please include your name, your child’s full name, school they attend, and teacher/team.

How to connect to the virtual meeting

Virtual meetings are held using the Google Meet platform. Meetings can be joined using a web browser from any computer. You can also connect using a tablet or mobile device (depending on your device, you may be required to download the free Google Meet app when using a mobile device).

In the email with your schedule you will have a different link for each of your student's teachers. Follow the steps below to connect.

  • If you have not done it yet, please register your existing email with Google or create a new Google account. You will not be able to access your teacher’s virtual meeting room without a Google account. 

    • NOTE: Use the same email address for virtual meetings you used to register for conferences.

  • During the designated time listed for each conference, click on the meet.google.com link listed in the teachers Room information.

  • Optional: You can choose to mute your microphone or disable your camera at this time prior to joining the meeting. Once you join you can turn your microphone on and camera if you so desire. See picture below

  • Click on "Ask to join" and you will be added to the queue to join the meeting. Wait for the teacher to admit you, DO NOT disconnect at this point. See picture below.

  • Once the teacher lets you in to the meeting you will be connected with the teacher in that meeting.

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