Dear Maquoketa Families,
We would like to invite you to attend our Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, October 20th and Thursday, October 21st. This is an important time for you to connect with your child(ren)’s teacher and discuss how their learning has progressed this school year.
Cardinal Elementary will have primarily in-person conferences but parents will have the option to use “Meet the Teacher” if they would like a virtual conference. Cardinal is using in-person conferences to encourage early school connections with families and it’s easier for parents to see the learning artifacts of younger students in person as oftentimes this may not be through a paper assessment. However, families will use “Meet the Teacher” for scheduling regardless of attending in-person or virtually.
Briggs Elementary, the Middle School and the High School will have virtual conferences primarily and will use “Meet the Teacher” again this year. This program allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and receive an email confirming your appointments. The email will include a link that you will use for your video conference. These buildings are using “Meet the Teacher” as our data has shown that by having a virtual option for 3rd-12th grade families our attendance and participation rate is higher than having primarily in-person conferences.
Please visit https://maquoketaschools.meettheteacher.com/ to book your child’s conference appointment. You will need your students’ name(s) and birth dates. In addition, here is a short guide with step by step directions on how to book your appointment using “Meet the Teacher.” If you have a child who attends Cardinal Elementary and you are attending in-person conferences for them, please note you will need to allow for travel time between your other child’s conferences. Therefore, you will want to manually schedule your child’s conferences in Meet the Teacher to allow for this travel time.
If you have challenges in scheduling your conferences please contact the office at your child’s building, and they will be happy to add appointments on your behalf. We look forward to meeting with you to talk about your child’s learning experience.
Maquoketa Administrative Team