Parent/Teacher Conferences

posted Oct 15, 2020, 7:33 AM by Anne Bradford

Please see the information below about our approach for conferences this year in the midst of the pandemic, and the process for selecting from the conference schedule. Due to the unique environment we are operating in this year, we will be offering both in-person and remote conference options.

This year, in-person conferences are reserved for parents/guardians who need to discuss specific issues about student performance. If your student is having success in his/her classes, we ask that you reach out to teachers electronically to maximize physical distancing for parents/guardians and teachers.


Parent/Teacher Conference Schedule
Conferences will be held October 22, 2020, from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. with the option of in-person and remote sessions. We understand that people may not be able to attend Thursday evening or a time slot may fill for a teacher. To accommodate these situations, we are offering limited appointment times on Friday, October 23 from 9 a.m. – noon. To schedule a Friday conference, contact your student’s teacher directly. The staff directory can be found on the left side of the school website home page at www.wacohi.net.

October 22

Students in session, normal dismissal times

October 23 (by appointment only)

Students do not have school on this day

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. (remote)

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.   (remote)

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (in-person)

11:00 a.m. -  noon (in-person)


Conference Procedures
This year we will be adding some additional requirements and processes for conferences. Please see the following information to help you prepare.

In-Person Conferences

·      Those attending in-person conferences should only participate if healthy and can expect to have a temperature/symptom screening upon entering the building. While in the building everyone is required to properly wear a face covering.

·      Conferences will be 10 minutes. Please be patient as teachers sanitize desks between conferences. If additional time for discussion is necessary, you may contact your student’s teacher to schedule a subsequent meeting.

·      If there is a specific concern, please contact the teacher before the conference to make the meeting time more successful.

·      We ask that only one parent/guardian per household attends conferences and siblings remain home.

Remote Conferences

·         Conferences will be 10 minutes. Please be patient and remain in the Google Meet until the teacher arrives. If additional time for discussion is necessary, you may contact your student’s teacher to schedule a subsequent meeting.

·         A Google Meet link will be emailed to you by your student’s teacher in the days before the conference.

·         Please test your technology before the date/time of your conference. You must have a Google email address to access the video portion of the conference. If you do not have a Google email then the conference will only be audio. 

Sign up for conferences - Skyward
You may schedule a time through Skyward Family Access starting October 13, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. through Monday, October 19, 2020 at 8 a.m. Don’t wait too long to sign up if you would like a specific time. Click here to see instructions for scheduling a conference through Skyward.

·         Conference times must be scheduled, as walk-ins will have to wait for an unscheduled time slot to become available.

·         Allow yourself enough transition time from one conference to another.

·         Allow yourself enough time to park before you begin your first conference.

The teachers look forward to seeing you on October 22. If you have issues scheduling times online or prefer to set up your appointment by phone, please contact Greg Harrison at (309) 444-5513.

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