A Parent-Teacher Conference (PTC) is a meeting held by email or phone between the parents or guardians of a student and his/her teacher. Both parties discuss the student’s strengths and weaknesses in a particular course to determine how to best assist the student moving forward.
At Enlightium Academy, Parent-Teacher Conferences for the 2018–19 school year took place during the month of November 2018 and the month of February 2019. For the 2019–20 school year, conferences will take place during the month of November 2019 and the month of March 2020.
There are many stakeholders in a child’s education: school administration, the student’s counselor, the student’s teachers, the student, and the parents. Parent-Teacher Conferences are an opportunity for teachers and parents to meet, often for the first time, and have an open discussion about the student’s academic performance.
Topics discussed may include:
We know that many families are busy or traveling, which is why we made PTCs available for an entire month. The parents will still be able to easily plan a day and time that works for them and their student’s teacher.
The following date(s) will not be available for Parent-Teacher Conferences:
Based on the program support level the student is enrolled in (Gold, Silver, etc.), the PTC will be either by phone or email; see Parent-Teacher Conferences by Student Program for more details. The first contact for both phone and email conferences will be by email.
Conferences begin at the beginning of PTC month and conferences are processed in the order in which the forms were submitted. Parents who submitted the form early in the registration process can anticipate receiving an email from their student’s teacher earlier in the month, whereas parents who submitted the form later in the registration process will likely receive an email later in the month, or possibly in the following month, depending on the volume of requests that your student’s teacher received.
Diamond Platinum and Gold students (grades 3–12):
Silver and Bronze students (grades 3–12):
Primary school students (grades PreK–2):
Log in to your parent portal or the student’s portal to identify a course to select for the Parent-Teacher Conference.
Following submission, parents will be notified of the upcoming conferences via text, email, and the Facebook Family Alliance. The form must be submitted by Thursday, January 31st to register for the February 2019 PTC.
If your family missed the deadline, you can still reach out to your student’s teachers at any point in the school year. You can find their contact information in their welcome email and on the Teachers page.
For the conferences, the student’s teacher will reach out to parents via email. Due to the volume of PTC requests, the emails are sent in the order in which they were received, so the conferences might carry over into March.
Parents are encouraged to email the teacher throughout the year as needed to continue to learn how to best assist your student and evaluate progress.
You are strongly encouraged to parent or student portal at least once a week to see your student’s progress and grades. You are also encouraged to reach out to any of your student’s teachers or the counselor at any point during the school year as needed, instead of waiting until Parent-Teacher Conferences to discuss any issues the student may be experiencing.
For teacher contact information, refer to the teacher page or the welcome letter that was sent to the primary parent at the beginning of the year. Your student can also ask the teacher through an Ignitia message.