Parent–teacher conferences may be scheduled at any time during the year by the parent or the teacher. You may of course communicate brief messages directly to your child’s teacher without an appointment before or after school, but please schedule a conference for communications that will require more than a few seconds. Please do not try to communicate an important message while the teacher is on duty, which includes drop-off and pick-up.
Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled after the first and third quarters. Additional conferences are available upon request. (See Reporting Student Progress, section 2.4). Our academic calendar includes two days at the beginning of each intersession break for these quarterly conferences. Teachers will contact parents to schedule conferences during those days. Please do not ask teachers to conference over intersessions, as this is their much-deserved time off.
Please note that in cases of parental separation or divorce, CPSC may not be able to offer separate parent-teacher conferences for each parent. Please speak to the Elementary or Middle School Director regarding concerns or individual needs for this situation. If desired, the Executive Director or Elementary or Middle School Director will both schedule and attend parent-teacher conferences to facilitate the presence of all parties.
We expect 100% participation in parent-teacher conferences. This is one of the most important commitments you make as a Central Park School parent. A parent’s willingness to collaborate with the teacher, share information and play an integral part in the progress of their child is critical to the successful partnership between parent and teacher.