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Citywide Parent Teacher Conferences are held four times a year. View the Parent Teacher Conference schedule so you can prepare for the time you have with your child's teacher. These conferences provide a great opportunity for you to talk with your child's teacher about what your child is learning at school and how you can support this learning at home.
The most recent contract between the United Federation of Teachers and the New York City Department of Education also provides 40 minutes each week for teachers to work with family members. Schools can use this time to build stronger home-school connections, to better support the learning of every child, and to help identify and develop parent leaders.
Always remember to share your own thoughts and feelings about your child. Describe what you see as your child’s strengths and areas for growth. State any important information that might help your child’s teacher better understand your child’s approaches to learning, strengths, challenges, and interests. Explain where you think your child needs more support. Describe the best way for the teacher or school personnel to communicate with you (e.g., a note in your child’s book bag, a voicemail, an e-mail, etc.).
With a NYC Schools account you will be able to access key information about your child's progress in school, including attendance, report card grades, general student information, and test scores (new) in one of ten languages on a computer, phone or tablet.
Visit the Common Core's website for additional resources developed for families to understand the Common Core and to support learning at home. Grade Level Activity Guides for English Language Arts and Math
To ensure that all parents are given a meaningful opportunity to participate in their child’s education program translations and interpretation services are available at parent-teacher conferences and throughout the year. Contact your school's parent coordinator for more information.
Parent Coordinators, visit the Parent Coordinator Page for Parent Teacher Conference Resources