OMS parent/teacher fall conferences

September 20, 2018

School conferences will take place on Monday, October 15, from 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and on Thursday, October 25, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. We will need you to sign-up for a 20 minute conference slot with your child’s "4th hour Connections teacher." Sign-up for conferences will be done through Skyward Family Access starting on September 26.

The purpose for fall conferences is to get to know your child better through your feedback and your child’s input. Your child’s connections teacher will share information discussed with team members who support your child at school. 

Clearly the limitation of this format is that parents are not able to meet with each of their child’s teachers. To help with this drawback we have asked all teachers to provide weekly communication to families regarding the curriculum work being done in class. We also expect teachers to reach-out to parents if a student is struggling, has a concern, or wants to share a compliment. 

Lastly, this process needs to be supported in both directions and we encourage all parents to email or call teachers with any questions or concerns. At anytime during the school year you are more than welcome to arrange a time to meet with your child’s teachers to discuss his or her growth, these times to collaborate are not limited to conference dates and times. 

Reminders:

  • You will only sign up for one conference and it will be with hour child's 4th hour Connections teacher
  • Students are encouraged to attend and participate
  • Signing-up for conferences is done through Skyward Family Access 
  • Below are questions the teacher will ask parents/guardians
  1. How does your child feel about school?
  2. What are your child's strengths? Please consider both academic and social-emotional strengths.
  3. What are your child's areas for growth? Please consider both academic and social-emotional growth areas.
  4. What motivates your child? Are there special interests and abilities that you would like encouraged?

If you have any questions or need assistance with your Skyward login and password, please email Susie at zilless@stillwaterschools.org or call 651.351.8502.