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Open School Night/Parent-Caregiver and Teacher Conferences

Day conferences run from 12:35pm – 2:35pm and evening conferences run from 5pm – 8pm. All students are dismissed at 11:30am. There is NO Boys and Girls Club After-School on Thursday, March 14th.

Questions Parents/Caregivers May Ask During Open School Night Conferences

  • What academic standards do you use, and what do I need to know about them?

  • How is my child doing socially?

  • What are my child’s strengths… challenges?

  • What can I do at home to support what you’re doing in the class?

  • How will you respond if or when my child struggles in class?

  • What are the most important and complex (content-related) ideas my child needs to understand by the end of the year?

  • Do you focus on strengths or weaknesses?

  • How are creativity and innovative thinking used on a daily basis in your classroom?

  • How is critical thinking used on a daily basis in your classroom?

  • How are assessments designed to promote learning rather than simple measurement?

  • What can I do to support literacy in my home?

  • What kinds of questions do you suggest that I ask my children on a daily basis about your class?

  • How exactly is learning personalized in your classroom? In the school?

  • How do you measure academic progress?

  • What are the most common instructional or literacy strategies you will use this year?

  • What learning models do you use (e.g., project-based learning, mobile learning, game-based learning, etc.), and what do you see as the primary benefits of that approach?

  • What are the best school or district resources that we should consider using as a family to support our child in the classroom?

  • Is there technology you'd recommend that can help support my child in self-directed learning?

  • What are the most common barriers you see to academic progress in your classroom?

  • How is education changing?

  • How do you see the role of the teacher in the learning process?

  • What am I not asking but should be?