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Fall Conferences 2020

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Washburn Fall parent-teacher conferences are scheduled during the week of October 12th-16th. We will have various times available for families to choose from. In keeping with MPS current mandate for distance learning, parent-teacher conferences will be held virtually via a Google Meet phone call. Given this new format, we ask that families please understand it will look different than in year’s past and we ask for your patience as we do our best to honor conference requests.  Due to time constraints and our number of students, we will be somewhat limited on what we can offer. However, we will do our best to meet the needs of our families. 

GIVEN THE TIME CONSTRAINTS, our number one priority is to conference with parents who have concerns about their student’s progress. Before you schedule a conference with Washburn teachers, we ask that you consider the following this year:

  • Have you checked the Parent Portal and reviewed your student’s grades? (see below for directions on checking the portal or getting assistance with setting up a parent portal account)

  • Do you have specific concerns about your student(s) progress, grades, or attendance?

  • Could any of your questions be answered with a short email correspondence with the teacher as opposed to a phone conference? 

Keeping in mind that most high school teachers have about 150 students in all of their classes, we do ask that you prioritize your needs when scheduling conferences if you decide you need a conference. MyConferenceTime will assist you in scheduling any needed conferences. You can click on the names of your student’s teachers to see available time slots for conferences, viewing all selected teachers in one screen. Your student can tell you the name of their teachers or you can look up their schedule in the Parent Portal (see below). Once you have a scheduled conference time, you can expect the teacher to call you at your chosen appointment time. Please make sure to be available at that time. THE PHONE NUMBER WILL BE A GOOGLE GENERATED NUMBER FROM AREA CODE 617-MASSACHUSETTS. TEACHERS MAY HAVE A HARD TIME RESCHEDULING MISSED CONFERENCES; PLEASE BE PRESENT TO YOUR APPOINTMENT.

Review & Schedule Conferences on MyConferenceTime
Email Teachers
Call for Help in Scheduling a Conference (612-668-3400 press 0)

Parent Portal Tips
The Parent Portal is a helpful tool in viewing information about your student’s schedule, attendance, grades, and assignments. If you have provided the school with an email address, you should be able to create a Portal account, if you don’t already have one. If you need assistance with Parent Portal, there are useful links listed below.

Portal Instructions
Portal Login Page

Having problems with the Parent Portal? Request Portal Assistance Here