Parent Teacher Interviews for midpoint of Quarter 1
Dear Parents & Guardians,
As you are aware J. A. Williams High School is operating on a quarterly schedule this year with quarter 1 running from September 1st to November 8th. It is hard to believe but we are nearing the midpoint of our first quarter and it is time for us to schedule our parent teacher interviews.
We thank you all again for the patience and adaptability that this school has required.
The Parent Teacher Interview date will take place on Wed. October 6th between 4:00 and 7:00 pm.
Unfortunately, the continued COVID-19 health emergency means these interviews can not be conducted in person this term. We are committed to parents having the opportunity to discuss their child’s progress with teachers, but will need to do so in a different format similar to our interviews in the previous year.
To maximize community safety, Northern Lights Public Schools will continue to conduct Parent/Teacher intervi
ews by telephone.
To organize these parent/teacher discussio
ns, parents are asked to Email the teachers they wish to contact, providing a contact number and suggesting a time they are available for a call between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Wed. Oct 6th. Teachers will send a return Email confirming this time or will negotiate another time by Email. Due to the large number of families that many of our teachers will need to contact; these phone consultations should have a maximum duration of 10 minutes. If further discussion is needed parents can make arrangements to have a conversation at a later date. Please book your appointments asap.
Contact Emails for our teachers staff can be found on the school’s website using the Contact/Contact Us tab: https://www.jawilliamssch
Report Card information will be available through the PowerSchool parent Portal. Please click on the Q1 link to access the quarter 1 marks, attendance as well as report card comments.
To access this information you will need an account in PowerSchool.
1. Open the internet browser on your computer.
2. Type http://powerschool.nlsd.a
b.ca/public into the address bar. The link is also available on the school website-Quick Links (at bottom of page - PowerSchool Parent Portal).
3. Click on Create Account - Create a parent/guardian account that allows you to view all of your students with one login account. Enter the information required in each of the fields. Create a username and password that you want to use when you log on to Powerschool.
You will then need to enter your child's full name and your Access ID and Access Password.
(If you do not have this information please email the school email@example.com and we will send you another copy of the information).
4. You will be informed if the account setup is successful. Log in with your newly created username/password and view the information. Remember to log off when you are finished.
Setup an Account already? You only create the account once. Once the account is created, use your Username and Password to log into PowerSchool.
Either you or your child may track academic progress from any location that has internet access. Please keep your passwords confidential so only you can access the information. The Grades and Attendance tab will allow you to check assignments and scores by clicking on the blue percentage across from a class.
If you have any questions regarding the use of PowerSchool please contact the school office at (780) 623-4271 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are again very disappointed not to be able to advise you in person about your student’s progress but we are committed to providing you and your student with as much information as possible to enable them to improve their educational outcomes.
Our school staff look forward to providing you with that information during our interview night.
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