Official Student–centered conferences will be scheduled this upcoming Thursday and Friday. Grade 1- 6 interviews will be Thursday evening and Friday during the day. Kindergarten will be slightly different as interviews will run both Thursday and Friday daytime. Some teachers may be contacting you to make other arrangements to complete their interviews earlier in the week.
Interviews will be 15 minutes slots with 10 minutes of discussion. A 5 minute buffer to accommodate for technology and other contingencies is in place to keep interviews running smoothly and recognize those who are waiting for their interview time. Interviews will focus on student goals in literacy, math and a personal well being goal.
We will be using Microsoft teams. You will receive the URL in your invite. If you are using a laptop, you will not need the app as Microsoft teams can be accessed on your browser. If you choose to use your phone, you will have to download the app beforehand. You do have the option to call in. This will need to be arranged beforehand with your child's teacher. There is also a spot for administration if you choose to schedule an interview.
When you log in to Microsoft teams, you will be in a lobby that will ask you to wait until the teacher admits you. Please be patient and teachers will get to you when they are ready.
We are excited to bring this opportunity to you as a new method of conducting interviews virtually. While we do prefer to see you in person, we recognize this is necessary during our COVID health pandemic as we continue to focus on student learning.
Principal, Beddington Heights.