Changes to Reporting Progress/COnferences in K-6 Schools
As partners in your child’s education, it is critical that you have the tools you need to understand how your child is doing in school, and opportunities to speak with your child’s teacher at critical times throughout the year to ensure your child’s continued success.
One of the most common concerns heard among our K-6 schools over the years is that differences in how we reported our learner’s progress from grade-to-grade or building-to-building was confusing to parents/guardians.
After evaluating the current progress reporting and conference structure, and talking with teachers, staff and parents, we are pleased to share the upcoming changes to how our K-6 schools will report learner progress.
Beginning this fall, we will move all K-6 schools to the same reporting tool and conference schedules. Our K-6 schools have worked together to create a new approach to reporting progress of learners that will do the following:
Provide a consistent K-6 Conference/Progress Report to parents/guardians in November & February/March annually.
Offer parents/guardians of ALL K-6 learners two conferences each school year.
Create the SAME K-6 Conference/Progress Report to be used at all K-6 Schools effective Fall 2016.
Ensure the K-6 Conference/Progress Report uses the same language to describe how learners are achieving, their work habits, and their acquisition of 21st skills such as creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration.
We believe these changes will provide parents/guardians with an easier-to-review report of your child’s progress, as well as additional opportunities to speak with your child’s teachers about academic, social and emotional growth throughout the year.
To Learn More:
We would like to share an example of the new Conference/Progress Report and answer any questions you may have about this transition at a Parent/Guardian Meeting at each of our schools. Each K-6 school will host a Parent/Guardian Information Night on this topic.
Hayshire, Roundtown & Stony Brook Elementary Schools will host a Parent/Guardian Information Night at 6:30PM October 12 at each building.
North Hills and Sinking Springs Elementary Schools will host a Parent/Guardian Information Night at 6:30PM October 13 at each building.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school principal to discuss.