In the midst of the worldwide pandemic, my district is currently having parent-teacher conferences. Parents were given the option of having a phone conference if they were concerned about coming in to the building. Even before all this craziness, several parents had not signed up for a conference, despite reminders, resent links, newsletters, etc.
One of my responsibilities as the head teacher in my building is to have carline duty- I put students who are being picked up by a parent or guardian in their cars at dismissal time. I have a student in my class this year who is picked up every day. Her dad is one who didn’t sign up for a conference.
Today was a half-day dismissal for students. As she hopped in the car the following exchange occurred:
Parent: She (the student) is good, right?
Me: She’s amazing!
Parent: So we’re all good, right?
Me: Yup. We’re good.
Parent: *give thumbs up, drives away*
If only all conferences were so easy!