RCLS is pleased to welcome parents to Remote Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 12 (ECDC, 8am-6pm; K-8, 12-6p) and Friday, November 13 (PreS-8, 8a-1p). These conferences are an important touchpoint between you and your child’s teacher after the first quarter of the school year. Perhaps especially this year, we’re looking forward to the opportunity for direct communication as we partner together to shape kids who are Grounded in Grace, Formed in Faith, and Committed to Learning for Life.
In preparation for conferences, kindly mark your calendars and secure your conference times as directed below.
Student Attendance and Childcare on Nov. 12 & 13
ECDC students do not attend school on Thursday or Friday (11/12 & 13).
K-8 students will be dismissed at 11 am on Thursday, November 12. School is closed on Friday. This is a change from the originally published school calendar, which indicates a 12:45 dismissal on Thursday. This change has been made to accommodate the additional time and demands of the virtual conference schedule.
Stepping Stones WILL be open on conference days for Preschool-Grade 5 students. Reservations must be made via the Stepping Stones reservation system on rcls.net, though reservations for those dates will not open until October 30. Please note that drop-in care for conferences will not be available this year.
Parent/Teacher Conference Platform
All conferences will be held remotely this year. We will be using Meet-the-Teacher, a scheduling and video conferencing platform, to make this happen.
To secure your preferred parent/teacher conference time(s):
2. Sign in. Once you are on the Meet-the-Teacher page, you’ll sign in using your name, email, and one of your student’s name and birthdate. That will grant you access to schedule a meeting with all of your children’s teachers.*
3. Select conference times. Unless your child's classroom or resource teacher has requested an alternate length of time for your child, conferences are as follows:
ECDC: 20 mins.
K-5: 15 mins
6-8: 10 mins x 1, 2, or 3 teachers
Middle school parents: The Meet-the-Teacher reservation system will allow parents to make appointments for up to 3 teachers per MS student. On the scheduling screen, you may de-select teachers you do not wish to meet. If you schedule appointments without deselecting teachers, you’ll be allowed to schedule only the first 3 appointments you select.
4. Once appointment time(s) is/are secured, parents will receive a confirmation email with a link for virtual meeting.
5. When it is time for your conference on November 12 or 13, access the video link from your email or by signing in at rcls.meettheteacher.com again.
*Parents of students with two households must either schedule separate conferences or share a device for a shared conference. At the moment, Meet-the-Teacher cannot accommodate more than a single device on the parent's side of the conference.