Parent-teacher conferences are unnecessary.
Students should be held accountable for staying on top of school work and communicating with parents and/or teachers if they are having an issue in a class, without relying on parents to express certain concerns for them.
This year, WHS administration endorsed a career readiness course called Xello, where all high school students were required to complete a series of lessons and construct a PowerPoint containing information about their results that they will present to parents during a student-led meeting.
Career readiness, higher education, grades and any school related topics can and should be discussed between parents and children at home throughout the semester, which can be done easily, since parents can access their child’s current grades through Skyward, our online gradebook, at all times. Many parents even check up on student’s grades and missing work several times a week. If a parent or teacher has any concerns regarding a child’s performance in a class, they can always reach out to one another via email.
High school students are transitioning into young adulthood. We are at an age when we should be held responsible for our schoolwork. We can easily find ways to communicate with teachers if we are falling behind or have any concerns in their class.
We are capable of having important discussions with our parents about our future in our own time, and don’t need a routine meeting between parents and teachers discuss these things.
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