October 10 & 11: HS Parent-Teacher Conferences

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This year, High School Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) will be held on Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11. Like last year, the PTCs will be appointment-based. This means you must schedule appointments to meet with your student’s teachers. 

We encourage you to book your appointments as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may experience some extended wait times between appointments. 

Appointments are on a first come first serve basis

Why Do I Need to Schedule Appointments to Meet with My Child’s Teachers?

Last Spring was the first time we used appointment-based Parent-Teacher Conferences in High School. Surveys showed that parents and teachers were very positive about the new format.

Appointments in a private environment encourage more meaningful discussions about student performance and provide ways for parents to support their children in the process. 

What are the Exact Dates and Times of the High School Parent-Teacher Conferences?

High School Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) will be held:

  • Thursday, October 10,  2 – 7 pm 
  • Friday, October 11, 9 am -1 pm 

Parents will be able to make 10-minute appointments with the teachers that they are most interested in meeting. The appointments will take place in the teachers’ classrooms, with a few exceptions (see below).

How Do I Schedule Appointments for the Parent-Teacher Conferences?

  1. To schedule an appointment go to schoolbookings.net.  
  2. Click on “Make a Booking”
  3. Enter the code d33v9 
  4. Inside the booking system, you will be able to select teacher by subject.

You can find detailed step-by-step instructions in English, Vietnamese, Korean and Mandarin by clicking here. Should you need additional help with the online booking system, please email  Thomas Galvez, HS Instructional Coach for Technology, by clicking here.

We also encourage you to take the opportunity to meet with your child’s counselor. You may choose to schedule an appointment during a longer wait-time. Please refer to the information below to find your child’s counselor. 

HS Counselors

Julia Bui

  • Grade 12 – Family Name, A – Lee
  • Grade 11 – Family Name, A – Lam
  • Grade 10 – Family Name, A – L
  • Grade 9 – Family Name, A – L

Elizabeth Souba

  • Grade 12 – Family Name, Liao – Z
  • Grade 11- Family Name, Le – Z
  • Grade 10 – Family Name, M – Z
  • Grade 9 – Family Name, M – Z

University Guidance Counselors
Jemison Foster
Kelly Braun

Other Scheduling Considerations

This year, we have adjusted the schedule to make it easier for parents that have students in both MS and HS, and you will notice slightly different times between the MS and HS.  The following teachers work in both middle school and high school, so appointments with them will vary slightly.

  • Erin Lu (Mandarin)
  • Nathan Larson (Art/Grade 6 Drama)
  • William Medina (Spanish)
  • Lisa Swiercinsky (Drama) 

On Thursday, October 10 (8 am – 1 pm) you will need to schedule an appointment if you wish to see any of these four teachers, according to the process described above. 

On Friday, October 11, these four teachers will be found in the ES/MS gym from 8 am – 1 pm, for the MS Parent-Teacher Conferences, and will not require a scheduled appointment to meet.