ES Parent-Teacher Conferences, Registrations Open September 16, 9:00 AM


Parent-Teacher conferences are a very important part of your child’s education at SSIS. We will open the registrations for ES Parent-Teacher (-Student) conferences on Monday, September 16 at 9:00 AM. 

Each family is expected to schedule an appointment to meet with their child’s teacher. 

Why Do We Have Parent-Teacher Conferences?

Parent-Teacher conferences are an important part of your child’s development and success at SSIS. During conferences we: review your child’s academic progress, discuss your child’s social and emotional growth, set goals for your child, and discuss the best way to support your child in reaching his/her goals. 

IMPORTANT: Students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 take an active part in the Parent-Teacher Conferences and should attend with their parents. 

When Are Parent-Teacher Conferences Held?

Parent-Teacher Conference Appointments will be held:

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019, from 1:30 PM – 6:55 PM
  • Friday, October 11, 2019, from 8:00 AM – 3:55 PM 

Each appointment is 25 minutes long.

How Do I Schedule an Appointment? 

Each family must log in to their “SchoolsBuddy” account to schedule their Parent-Teacher Conference appointment:

Scheduling will open in SchoolsBuddy on Monday, September 16 at 9:00 AM and close on Friday, October 4 at 9:00 PM. 

SchoolsBuddy works on a “first-come-first-serve” basis, so parents should schedule their appointments as soon as possible. If you cannot meet with your child’s teacher during the available slots, please contact the classroom teacher to see if other arrangements can be made.  

Scheduling Your Appointment in SchoolsBuddy

Detailed instructions on how to schedule your appointment in SchoolsBuddy can be found here:  

If You Do Not Have a SchoolsBuddy Account

To schedule an appointment you must have a SchoolsBuddy account. If you have not registered your SchoolsBuddy account, you must contact the ICT department ( to request a new activation link. You will not be able to schedule your appointment until your SchoolsBuddy account has been activated. 

Additional Resources During Parent-Teacher Conferences


Teaching assistants (TAs) can help translate for Vietnamese-speakers, as needed. For other languages, parents will need to make their own translation arrangements. 


Students in EC – G2 are not invited to participate in the conferences. As a courtesy to our SSIS parent community, the school will provide staff supervision of school-age children during conference appointments.

Parents who want to use this service should bring their child to the ES playground 10 minutes before their conference appointment. An SSIS teaching assistant will provide adult supervision. Children must be picked up promptly after the conference. This service is only made available to school-age children.