Parent Teacher Conferences
Communication that went home to parents re: Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences
Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences September 23rd & 24th - By Appointment
Fall Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences will be held virtually only. Teachers will not be available for in-person conferences per Jordan School District Board of Education directive. Teachers have set-up virtual conferences through Zoom and will email conference links to parents. In order to provide a safe virtual environment, it is extremely important that the name you use to enter the Zoom waiting room is the name you used when you scheduled your appointment to meet with the teacher. If the names do not match, the teacher may not let you in to the meeting (this is to avoid Zoom Bombing). To schedule an appointment with each of your student’s teachers you will need to go into Skyward Family Access, click on the button on the left hand side labeled “Conferences” and select a time to meet with each of the teachers listed (if you are not sure what to do, watch the tutorial below). Please leave a minimum of 5 minutes between each scheduled appointment or you will find you don’t have enough time to transition from one meeting to the next. The sooner you can schedule your appointments the better. Please make sure to schedule your appointments prior to 3:00 p.m. of the day you would like to meet. If you will need more than 5 minutes to talk with one of your student’s teachers, or if you were unable to schedule an appointment, please email your student’s teacher to set up an appointment, or, Tuesday evening you will receive a Google Form (via email) that you may complete to set up an alternate date and extended meeting time. Please ask your student to join you in meeting with their teachers. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to be involved in conversations about their learning.
Here is a video tutorial on how to sign up for an appointment.
Here is a video tutorial on how to access the meetings.
Hello Freshman Biology students! I'm looking forward to meeting you (behind your masks, of course) on August 25. Enjoy the rest of your Summer 'cause we're gonna hit the ground running on the very first day.
Please consider carefully your past performance in your science classes. If you had difficulties passing last year's 8th Grade Integrated Science, you might find Biology beyond your current capabilities. Many students take Earth Science first and wait to take Biology their sophomore year. Biology is taught at a high level, following state standards, and there is regular homework assigned, along with self-directed projects.
If you are not in class regularly and do not adequately complete the coursework, you will be at risk of passing, which affects your high school graduation requirements. Talk it over with your parents and school counselor to make sure you are in the freshman science class that best fits your needs and abilities.