Parent-teacher conferences postponed to end of year
March 22, 2012 · Updated 8:30 AM
The four snow days in January continue to have impacts on the school calendar. Parent-teacher conferences scheduled for April 19 and 20 in Oak Harbor schools have been postponed until the last two days of school, June 19 and 20.
The same scenario occurred last year.
“The big advantage of moving parent-teacher conferences is it provides two extra learning days before students start state testing and before high school seniors take their final exams,” said Joe Hunt, communications director for the school district.
Hunt pointed out that parents who feel they need an April conference time with teachers should not hesitate to request a meeting. Parents can call or email teachers to make appointments any time of the year.
A year’s end conference is a good time to talk about what each student can do over the summer to prepare for the next grade level, Hunt said.
Thursday and Friday, April 19 and 20, which were originally scheduled as half days, are now full school days.
Tuesday, May 29 was originally set aside as a makeup day, if needed, and is now a full school day.
Friday, June 15, was formerly a half day and the last day of school but it is now a full day of school.
Monday, June 18, will be the last day of school and will be a half day.
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 19 and 20, are parent-teacher conference days.