February 29, 2016
Dear 7th Grade Families,
Our second round of family conferences will be the week of March 14th. What is new for this round of family conferences is they will be student-led. This new format is child centered and empowers students to take ownership of their learning. Students will speak to their work and have an active voice in the conference. Student led conferences help strengthen the close bonds between staff, students, and families as they continue to be a team during conferences.
As families sign up for conferences on sign up genius please remember:
Ø Student must be present for a conference to take place (a conference must be rescheduled if the student cannot attend).
Ø The student leads the conference.
Ø It is also a Chancellor initiative where conferences are student-centered, more inclusive, and support student accountability.
We are having families sign-up online through sign-up genius. The link is: http://tinyurl.com/7thGradePS333
Ø Afternoon session conference is Tuesday, March 15th: 1:00-3:00 (school is in session at this time)
Ø Morning session conference on Wednesday, March 16th 8:30-11:30 (school is in session at this time)
Ø Evening session conference is Wednesday, March 16th: 5:30 pm-8:00 pm.
Ø Half day afternoon conference is Thursday, March 17th 12:30-2:53. Students are dismissed at 12:00.
Please note the following information:
- All Conferences will be held on the 6th floor.
- Family and student go to 617 for check in before conference.
- Parent/Guardian must sign up for a scheduled appointment online.
If you cannot attend your allotted conference time, we ask that you contact Maxine at MWitherspoon2@schools.nyc.gov to schedule an alternate date/time. If you don’t have access to the Internet, contact Maxine at 212-222-1450.
During the 2015-2016 school year, we will continue to have 4 marking periods with a final mark for the year. Families will receive a STARS report card (Student Transcript and Academic Recording System) by April 15th.
We look forward to meeting with all of you.
Claire, Darlene, and Kerry