Wednesday, November 7th from 2:00-5:00pm and early dismissal Thursday, November 8th at 11:10 and conferences from 11:20am – 5:00pm
Rationale for K-8 Early Dismissal Model
AES will have early dismissal on Thursday, November 8th at 11:10 and buses will run early at 11:15 so there is more time to meet with parents and students for our parent/student/teacher conferences.
The BC Ministry of Education and our School District are in the midst of developing curriculum and reporting documents that better meet the needs of families. Our goal is to provide parents with a better way of understanding where their children are at in their learning journey.
Part of this change involves increased opportunities for parents to meet formally with teachers to discuss their child’s progress. To accommodate this change, AES will schedule an early dismissal day on Thursday, November 8th at 11:10 to provide some time for scheduled parent/student/teacher conferences. Additional conferences and times will be scheduled outside school hours on Wednesday, November 7th from 2:00-5:00 pm and on Thursday, November 8th from 11:20am -5:00 pm.
These conferences will provide an opportunity for parents to discuss their child’s areas of strength and needs and set a learning goal for their child’s continued academic and behavioral growth.
We know that community-building and establishing strong relationships between home and school are what promotes learning in the most fundamental way. Therefore, dedicating two hours of learning time over the course of a school year to parent/student/teacher meetings is a valuable use of instructional time. Research indicates that this method of reporting was found to be more meaningful and informative for teachers, parents, and students.
Last year we piloted these conferences in twelve schools and received over 80% positive feedback from parents. We again this year will be checking in with parents to ensure that this is a good use of learning time, and is supportive of your child’s learning. A parent survey will be available for you to provide feedback approximately a week after the conferences.
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