RSMS Parent-Teacher Conferences
October 2, 2020
A MESSAGE FROM DR. BIRKENMEIER
Dear Falcon Families,
We invite you to participate in our Fall Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences. As we shared with you last week, parents will have the opportunity to conference with their child(ren)’s teachers either through email exchange or via Zoom conferences. We will hold our conferences on the following dates and times:
Thursday, October 8 from 8:15-8:50 a.m.
Thursday, October 8 from 3:30-7:00 p.m.
Monday, October 12th from 7:30-8:45 a.m.
If a Zoom conference is the preferred method of communication, parents may sign up for a conference slot with a teacher using this Conference Links Document. Once you access the document, simply look for your child's teachers and click on each of their names. This will take you to the teacher's Sign Up Genius where you will select the time for your conference.
Each of your child's teachers will send a follow-up email by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, sharing a Zoom link to the conference session to those parents who have made appointments. As a reminder, conference appointments will be brief, 7 minutes in length, in order to accommodate as many parents as possible while still allowing time for discussion. There is a limited number of slots available, so we ask parents to focus on courses where you have questions or concerns with your child’s progress when signing up for Zoom conferences and utilizing email as a means to check-in on courses for which you do not have questions or concerns. We ask that multiple parents for the same child do not sign up for separate appointments with an individual teacher.
Remember, due to our quarter schedule for classes, we will hold a second set of conferences on Thursday, November 19 from 3:30-7:00 p.m to allow parents to have the opportunity to talk with their child's second-quarter teachers. That being said, since Language Arts is a year-long course (unless your child's Language Arts class is CCLA), you can choose to meet with your child's Language Arts teacher at our conferences on November 19.
If you are unable to secure a conference time with a teacher, please contact that teacher to make other arrangements. We will accept sign-ups for conferences until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6. Please be sure to sign up prior to that time.
*If your availability changes and you are no longer able to attend your conference appointments, please cancel your appointments through Sign Up Genius to free up those slots for another parent.
Again, you may use this link to sign up for conference appointments.
We appreciate all of your support and look forward to meeting with you for our virtual Fall Conferences. Please contact me if you have any questions.
With Falcon Pride,
Laurie Birkenmeier, Ed.D.
Rockwood South Middle School
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