2013 Parent/Teacher Conferences

DSA Families,

It is hard to believe that we are already in the fall season and the month of October.  Important in the month of October is the close of our first grading period and Parent-Teacher Conferences. These conferences are an opportunity to review your child’s progress, both academically and socially. These conferences also allow you to have time to check in on classes in which your child might be struggling or showing frustration with.

Because of the limited time on our school calendar to conduct conferences, we must limit the amount of conference slots teachers have available.  This year, teachers will have a total of sixty (60) 10-minute slots spread between the two days of scheduled conferences.  In order to accommodate as many conference opportunities as possible, we are allocating a total of four (4) 10-minute slots to families who decide to register through our online system.  This means that families need to prioritize their conferences with teachers that they really want to see due to concerns either in their child’s academic classes or the arts major.  Conferences are scheduled through an on-line system on a first come, first serve basis.  Again, we ask that you understand that we can only accommodate 60 conferences per teacher.  This amounts to about 40% of a teacher’s caseload of students.

DSA uses an on-line appointment software called SchoolAppointments.com.  Parents will be sent the link to this web page that allows for you to create an account and then sign up for 10-minute conference slots for October 15th and 16th.  Parents will be able to schedule conferences starting on October 4th at 5:00 p.m.  Parents will have until October 11th at 12:00 noon to finalize any conference times.

Below is the schedule for parent-teacher conferences for October 15th and 16th with respect to 10-minute slots:

Teacher conferences on October 15th are from 1:00 to 7:30 p.m. except for the following times for a dinner break:

  • 5:00 – 5:30 for teachers in 6th, 7th, 8th, VA, VCA, Stage, and Dance
  • 5:30 – 6:00 for teachers in 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, CW, Theatre, World Languages and Music

Teacher conferences on October 16th are from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. except for the following times for a dinner break:

  • 5:00 – 5:30 for teachers in 6th, 7th, 8th, VA, VCA, Stage, and Dance
  • 5:30 – 6:00 for teachers in 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, CW, Theatre, World Languages and Music

 

The link for parents to sign up for conferences is http://dsa.schoolappointments.com

The link will not become active until 5 pm on Oct 4th.

I sincerely hope that you are able to schedule and attend conferences with your child’s teachers.  At DSA we strongly believe that good school relationships and collaboration allow a child to thrive and succeed.

William Kohut
principal

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