Parent (right, African-American) who also volunteers at the school, has meeting with her child's teacher. They are reviewing some of his class work.

Secondary Parent-Teacher Conference Tips

Parent-Teacher conferences are coming up at many of the WDMCS secondary schools. We talked to some district teacher-leaders to get the top tips for how to navigate your child’s conferences.

  1. Review your student’s grades on Infinite Campus ahead of time, so you have specific talking points and questions. You can even bring a printout for each class.
  2. Don’t forget to meet with your child’s entire team of teachers. Junior high team conferences may be in one location with elective teachers in another; make sure not to miss them. If you have questions, ask your student’s teachers.
  3. It is not required, but you are welcome to bring your student. This often helps prevent any confusion between the teacher, parent, and student, and it gives students a sense of positive ownership. If you are unsure if your student should attend, ask one of his or her teachers.

The most important thing parents and guardians can do is attend conferences. Watch for messages that explain the conference procedure, and note if you need to schedule any conferences in advance. If you have questions, email one of your student’s teachers.