Sunday, January 12, 2020

Jan. 12 Update

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope everyone had a good first week back from vacation.  I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that we will be holding parent conferences on the afternoons of January 21 - 24.  All four days are student half days with dismissal scheduled for noon.  There is no school on January 20.

Ms. Lavoie sent out an email to all parents and guardians detailing the conference sign up process as well as other logistic matters related to those four conference days.  I am attaching that letter here in case you missed it.  I would like to reiterate that the conferences are meant as a time for you to check in with your student’s teachers about his or her progress.  It is not meant for you and the teachers to hold an in-depth discussion about your child.  Therefore, the amount of time allocated for each conference is short, and the teachers will not be able to extend their conference time slot with you during those afternoons.

If you find that you are unable to get all your questions answered or all your concerned addressed within the allocated conference time, we ask you to schedule a follow up discussion with the teachers for a later date.  Please know that not all teachers will be available to schedule a face-to-face meeting time with you shortly after the conferences, therefore, I ask you to consider options like scheduling a phone call or use email to communicate with the teachers.

Please also remember that the four parent conference days are not the only time for you to connect with the teachers.  You can reach out to them to schedule a meeting at any time.  You can check in on your students’ progress by scheduling a conference call or email each teacher as I mentioned in the previous paragraph.

I thank all of you for your cooperation with this matter and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


James Lin
McCall Middle School

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