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New Approach to Conferences

We are excited to communicate to you our new approach to parent teacher conferences for the 2015/16 school year. Conferences will be scheduled as needed at a time convenient to all potential participants–teacher, parents, student, specialist–in order to meet individual needs. Our intent is to engage in more authentic dialogue about the personalized learning pathway of each student in an environment that is more conducive to flexibility for all–not driven by a back-to-back meeting approach conducting all conferences on one or two nights.  


Parents will have the opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher one time from mid-September to mid-October, and one time from mid-January to the end of February. We will continue to respect the time allocation of 15 minutes per conference to focus on key areas for each child. We will also continue to provide you with other important information in a timely manner as we progress monitor specific aspects of student growth, not waiting until conference time to share valuable data points.

Teachers will be notifying their families with specifics on how they will be scheduling these conferences.

September 11, 2015 | By kftucker | Category: Lone Tree Elementary School

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