Dear Parent/ Carer,
Year 7 ‘Virtual’ Parents Evening - Wednesday 5th May 2021
I am writing to inform you that this year’s Parents Evening will be held virtually on Wednesday 5th May 2021. The virtual system can be accessed through the existing parents evening booking system found through the Parent Portal of the college website and will be open from Wednesday 21st April. Appointments can be made for 2.45pm with the last available appointment at 7.25pm. The Parental Portal will close for bookings at 12pm midday, Tuesday 4th May.
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 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 5th May.
Appointments with each of your child’s teachers are bookable for a five-minute slot. The video will count down as soon as this time starts. 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 the Year 7 Academic Co-Ordinator, Mr Waterhouse firstname.lastname@example.org who will be available after the Easter break, or our IT department email@example.com
Mrs K Phillips