Parent-Teacher Conference Day is Thursday, November 30th

We will have TWO sessions:

12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

No appointment is needed. Just come during one of the sessions. Everyone should have a copy of their children’s schedule but if you do not just see a Halsey staff member in the lobby. We will also provide a list of teachers and where you can find them.

Do not forget that you can always contact your teachers through PupilPath to discuss things through e-mail. You can always schedule an appointment for a Tuesday during our Parent Engagement hours: 7:45 am – 8:00 am or 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm.

Parent-Teacher Conference Checklists

Before the conference

  • Ask your child how s/he feels about school.
  • Ask your child if there is anything that s/he wants you to talk about with his/her teacher.
  • Tell your child that you and the teacher are meeting to help him/her.
  • Make a list of topics that you want to talk about with the teacher.
  • Prepare a list of questions such as:
    1. What are my child’s strongest and weakest attributes in this class?
    2. Does my child hand homework in on time?
    3. Does my child participate in class?
    4. Does my child seem happy at school?
    5. What can I do at home to help?

During the conference

  • Be on time (or early) for the meeting.
  • End the meeting on time. Other parents will have a conference after yours.
  • Relax and be yourself.
  • Stay calm during the conference.
  • Ask the most important questions first.
  • If your child receives special services, ask about your child’s progress in those classes.
  • Ask for explanations of anything you don’t understand
  • Ask your child’s teacher for ways that you can help your child at home.
  • Thank the teacher.

After the conference

  • Talk about the conference with your child.
  • Talk about the positive points, and be direct about problems.
  • Tell your child about any plans you and the teacher created.
  • Keep in touch with the teacher during the school year.