Student-Led Conference Registration Starts Wednesday, March 16

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are excited for the upcoming Student-Led Conferences (SLC)! You and your child will attend SLC from home using your child’s advisory Zoom link. 

Student-Led Conference will be held via Zoom:

  • Thursday, March 24, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm 
  • Friday, March 25, from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Registration for SLC will be open from Wednesday, March 16 at 9:00 am until Wednesday, March 23 at 3:00 pm via SchoolsBuddy

If you do not have a SchoolsBuddy account or have lost your password, please see SSIS Link for more information. Your SchoolsBuddy account must be activated before you can schedule appointments.

Why Student-Led Conferences?

The Student-Led conferences allow your child to speak about their growth and change, identify accomplishments and struggles and reflect on teacher feedback. It is an important opportunity for them to take responsibility for discussing their progress and achievements. 

The dialogue at a student-led conference is between the student and the parent. So, although the conference will include information from your child’s teachers, your child will choose what to present as they reflect on their learning together with you. 

Parents should view their role as partners, and try to see the school through the eyes of their child. Being encouraging and curious can be helpful in creating a meaningful discussion with your child. 

Attending the conferences is an important opportunity for you to understand how to best support your child in making positive adjustments or changes, if needed, which will affect their transcript grades at the end of the semester. We urge you to not miss this important opportunity. 

Progress Report and Grades

During the conferences, you will view and discuss report card comments with your child. You will receive your child’s full mid-semester progress report after all of the conferences are over on March 25. Please keep in mind that mid-semester grades are grades in progress. They will not show on your child’s transcript. 

The SSIS Middle School has a 100% attendance goal for student-led conferences. We have met that goal each year and are excited to continue this strong connection between student, parent, and school.  

We are really looking forward to seeing you!

Best,

Molly Burger
Middle School Principal