What time should I arrive for conferences? How long do conferences last?
Evening conferences are held from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Afternoon conferences are from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. You may arrive at any time during those windows. Unfortunately, specific conference times are not scheduled. Because of this, your wait may be quite long. I recommend bringing some reading material, aniPod, or a Sudoku or crossword puzzle to pass the time.Depending upon the number of parents who sign up for evening or afternoon conferences, your meeting may last between 5 and 10 minutes. Fewer parents tend to sign up for the afternoon conferences, so those may be a bit longer.Back to Top
What should I expect at my conference?
Because our time together is brief, I will send a questionnaire home the week before conferences. Your answers will help me to prepare for our conference and make the most of our time. Please take a few moments to think about any questions or concerns you may have, so that I can address these items while we are together.When you arrive for conferences, please sign in. There will be time slots listed, and I will meet with you in the order that you arrive. The length of conferences will be determined by the number of people who have requested each day. For example, if 15 people have signed up for the two hours on Monday night, conferences will be 7 minutes long, with 1 minute between each. If only 10 people have signed up, the conferences will be 11 minutes long, with 1 minute between each.At the conference, I will share work and writing samples with you. I will also discuss your child's strengths and any areas that need improvement. Out of consideration for the other parents who are waiting, we will conclude our conference at the appropriate time. If you have additional concerns that wewere not able to discuss during our time together, I would happy to follow up with a phone conference or an e-mail. Back to Top