Dear Parent/ Carer,
Year 10 ‘Virtual’ Parents Evening - Wednesday 2nd December 2020
After a successful Year 11 first virtual parents evening, I am writing to inform you that the Year 10 Parents Evening will be held virtually on Wednesday 2nd December 2020. The virtual system can be accessed through the existing parents evening booking system found through the Parent Portal of the college website. Appointments will be open for booking from 9:00am on Monday 16th November. The evening will run from 2:45pm to 7:30pm. Parental Portal will close for bookings at 2pm midday, Tuesday 1st December.
Clearly this will be a very different experience for everyone, however the aim is to keep it as similar to our usual ‘face to face’ appointments as possible. The teacher will have their camera and microphone on and therefore please can we insist that you do the same throughout each appointment. Please ask your child to join you for the appointment so that they hear first-hand how they are progressing and what they need to do next. Additionally, please have their latest progress check report to hand during your appointments.
To access the video system, you will need to check you have a compatible web browser. We strongly advise that you check this as soon as possible. If there are any issues, please get in touch before Tuesday 1st December.
Appointments with each of your child’s teachers are bookable for a five-minute slot. You need to click start appointment to commence. If you are late for your allotted time you can still join the appointment, however, it will end at the scheduled time and cannot be extended. The video will begin to countdown from the start of the appointment and will automatically end after five minutes (you will see a countdown at the top of the page). Appointments are made on a first come, first served basis and must be booked in advance. You will not be able to log on and see a staff member without a time slot and please note that appointments must not be recorded as it is illegal to do so.
This link takes you to an instructional video to explain how to access, book appointments and use the video system. Link: https://youtu.be/dsruPxdxWVQ
If you have any questions in advance of the event please do not hesitate to get in touch with Academic Co-Ordinator, Mrs Humphries firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs Butler email@example.com or IT department firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs K Phillips