Online Registration opens at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Oct 6, 2019
Conferences are scheduled on a first come/first serve basis
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 on October 17th and Parent-Teacher Conferences on October 18th and Oct 22nd. 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.
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be on October 18th from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm and Tuesday, October 22nd from 12:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Because of the limited time on our school calendar to conduct conferences, we must limit the amount of conference slots teachers have available. Teachers will have 74 10-minute slots spread between the two days of scheduled conferences. Our teachers will also have a 50 minute lunch and 30 minute break embedded during the day. In order to accommodate as many conference opportunities as possible, we are allocating a total of six (6) 10-minute slots to families who decide to register through our SchoolAppointments online system. This means that families need to prioritize their conferences with teachers who they really want to see due to concerns either in their child’s academic classes, arts major, or elective classes. Conferences will be scheduled through SchoolAppointments on a first-come, first-serve basis. Again, we ask that you understand we can only accommodate 74 conferences per teacher which is less than 1/2 of a typical teacher’s student load.
SchoolAppointments will allow you to create an account and then sign up for 10-minute conference slots. Parents will be able to schedule conferences starting on Sunday, October 6th at 5:00 p.m. Parents will have until October 6th at 5:00 p.m. through 12:00 pm on Thursday, October 17th to schedule a conference with a teacher. After noon on the 17th, you will no longer be able to sign-up for conferences through SchoolAppointments.
If you are not able to get a signup time for a teacher which you want to speak to, please reach out to that teacher individually to set up a time to meet and talk.
During parent-teacher conferences we will make your child’s CMAS/PARCC test results available for you to pick up. They will be in the main office.
The link for parents to sign up for conferences is http://dsa.schoolappointments.com. Again, the online system will allow you to register and set up appointments starting on October 6th at 5:00 p.m.
We 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.