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Student/Parent-Teacher Interviews–Oct. 27, 2021

Mother in hijab with child in a video meeting on a laptopGeneral Information

Student/Parent/Teacher Interviews will be held ONLINE ONLY on Wednesday, October 27th.  There will be two sessions: 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Each appointment is only 7 minutes long.  Meetings begin every 10 minutes.

Students are encouraged to attend the video conference with their caretakers.  Note: this may require that they be in the same location as you; joining the meeting from two different devices has not been tested.

As appointments are so short, please have a list of questions for the teacher prepared in advance.  If you would like to email the teacher your concerns in advance so they have time to prepare information to respond, you can find all teacher emails on the Staff Directory page.

Self-service appointment booking does not open until 15 days prior to the event (see details below).

Appointment Invitations

Prior to the availability of Online Scheduling (see below), teachers with specific/urgent concerns about students may schedule appointments directly with those families.  Teachers will book these appointments in the system so some slots will not be available during the online booking period.  If a teacher contacts you about an appointment, please reply ASAP so that your appointment slot can be reserved before booking opens to all families.

If a teacher does not contact you about your child, this may mean we have already been in contact with you about your child and have nothing new to add report OR we have no concerns about your child in our subject OR that our concerns about other students are more urgent.  Full-time teachers only have a maximum of 25 interview slots available for their hundreds of students and we appreciate families understanding our need to prioritize access.

Families should make an appointment during the regular online booking period for any course/subject they are concerned about.

Online Scheduling

Caretakers will schedule interviews using our online scheduling system, and must first register to create an account (see instructions below).

Access Times

Caretakers may register for the site at any time during the sign-up period. Interview sign-up begins Tuesday, October 12 @ 9:00 am and ends Thursday, October 21st @3:00 pm.

Instructions

Using the Online Scheduling System:

  1. Click here: Schedule Your Student/Parent-Teacher Interviews.
  2. Follow the further instructions here: https://help.parentinterviews.com/docs/parents/

NOTE:  In cases where teachers need to speak with the caretakers of specific students about specific concerns best discussed in person, teachers may contact you to schedule your visit before the system opens for caretaker bookings.  e.g. “I’d like to meet with you during interviews to discuss your student’s progress.  Can we meet at 2:30?”  In this case, the teacher’s schedule may display only that they are “not available” at 2:30 and it will not print on your appointment schedule, but you should keep the appointment at meet the teacher at 2:30 as pre-arranged.

Altered Bell Schedules

Interview Day

FLEX:  8:40-9:10
1st period: 9:10-11:51
LUNCH
2nd period: 12:36-1:30 (Students dismissed)
Session 1 Interviews 2:00-4:30
(Max. 15 interview slots available/teacher)
DINNER BREAK
Session 2 Interviews 5:30-7:30
(Max. 12 interviews slots available/teacher)

Students are encouraged to attend the video conference with their caretakers.

The day AFTER interviews

FLEX:  8:40-9:10
1st period: 9:10-11:51
LUNCH
2nd period: 12:36-2:00 (Early dismissal)