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Conferences - Student, Parent, Teacher, (Spring 2017)

 

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October 10, 2017

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

 

We are pleased to announce that it is time to schedule student-parent-teacher conferences, to be held October 26th (2:45pm – 7:45pm) and 27th (8am – 1:30pm). These conferences are very important to your child’s learning and to give parents the opportunity to meet with teachers. Almost two months into the new semester, students are ready to review their strengths and identify areas of improvement. In addition, teachers are ready to provide an update on your child’s progress and grades to date.

 

As you may know from previous years, conferences last twelve minutes.

 

How does the scheduling process work?

 

As you might remember from last fall, Gorham High School has moved to an online scheduling system for parent-teacher conferences.

 

To sign up, please visit our scheduling page: https://www.myconferencetime.com/gorhamhs

 

Once you are on the Gorham High School scheduling page, you will sign up for a time slot with each of your child’s teachers. Please only sign up for one spot per teacher. (If you feel you need more time, please contact the teacher directly.) Teachers are listed in alphabetical order. Once a spot has been taken, it will appear grayed out to future viewers. You will receive a confirmation email showing all scheduled conference times. Online scheduling will close on October 27th at 8 am, so please sign up for a conference before then. After 8 am on the 26th, you will need to contact your student’s teacher directly to schedule a time to meet.

 

Our Literacy Specialist, Luci Bowers, will be available for conferences to discuss literacy support for your high school student. This includes reading testing, organizational skills, test-taking strategies, and content area literacy strategies. Our STEM Specialist, Terry Bartick, will also be available for conferences to discuss numeracy support for your high school student.

 

School counselors are also available to meet during conferences, but sign-up is not done through the online process. Ms. Anastasoff, Ms. Stevens, Ms. Worthley and Ms. Cherry should be contacted directly through email to schedule an appointment.

 

For those of you whose students attend vocational school, PATHS (874-8165) conferences fall during the week of Thanksgiving break (exact dates TBD) and Westbrook Voc (854-0820) is holding theirs on November 7th (2:30-6 PM) and November 9th (11 AM – 6 PM). Please phone these schools for more information.

 

Thank you for scheduling conferences. Communication between parents and teachers about student progress has a positive effect on student learning. We look forward to seeing you on October 26th and 27th

 

Sincerely,                                                                                                                         

 

The Faculty and Administration of Gorham High School