Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Posted on 11/08/2021

On November 22nd and 23rd, Hillsborough Middle School teachers will set aside specific office hours for brief parent-teacher conferences to be conducted either in person at HMS or online via Google Meet depending on your preference.  

In most cases you will see blocks of appointments available for conferencing either in the afternoon (1:00-3:30 pm) OR the evening (6:00-8:30 pm) on these days, though there can be variability in those options.

 The scheduling of conferences this year will take place using Google Calendar appointments and YOUR CHILD’s HTPS student account. 

For more complete details and to register for a conference appointment, please go to the following site:  


https://sites.google.com/htps.us/hms2021-22/parent-teacher-conferences

 

 On the site linked above you will find a listing of all HMS faculty along with individual links to their respective Appointment Pages.  

 You will need your child’s HTPS ID and password in order to schedule the appointments via this system.  The use of the student’s HPTS ID and password helps us maintain security in the process and that all parents/guardians will be able to access the system regardless of personal email accounts or systems.  It is also important for all parents/guardians to know and retain their child’s school ID and password as this provides access to Google Classroom from the student’s perspective where additional information can be found to assist you in supporting your child. 

When scheduling your conference, please indicate in the description box of the appointment window whether you intend to meet in-person for the conference at HMS or whether you would prefer to meet on-line via a Google Meet videoconference link.  

 Finally, we encourage you to consider having your child join you in the conference with your child’s teacher.  At this age, a joining parent-teacher-student conference can help promote open and positive dialogue around academic expectations, goals, work habits, commitment, needs, interests and progress.  

 This particular forum is designed to provide brief (10 minute) conversations where there are specific needs or concerns to be discussed in a “face-to-face” setting.  Regrettably, you will find there are only a limited number of appointments (30) available in relation to the number of students on a single teachers roster that can range as high as 130 or more.  Please do not be discouraged if your child’s conference schedule is full.  Parents are welcome to arrange a conference call or video conference (via Google Meet) at any time that is mutually convenient throughout the month of November or at any point in the year simply by contacting your child’s teachers or guidance counselor by phone or email directly.

 If you are unable to use the online system, please call us at (908) 431-6600 (option 2 for HMS) and we will gladly put you in touch with our child’s counselor or specific teachers for whom you are requesting a conference.   

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