26th November 2020
Parent Teacher Student Meetings
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Many parents have inquired about student assessment and how we, the teachers, know how our children are achieving their goals and learning outcomes, especially whilst learning from home. We are moving towards more on-going formative assessment to ensure that we are in-line and meeting the requirements of the Enhanced Primary Years Programme.
During the week of December 7th-11th, our Primary school will host Parent Teacher Student Meetings (PTSMs). This is an opportunity for both parents and their child to meet with their class teacher to discuss student progress and achievements.
Your child’s teacher will help navigate you through an assessment folder, which will be available on Seesaw. Following this, student goal setting will be discussed and parents will have an opportunity to discuss any other area of their child’s learning, within the 20 minute time frame. Of course, we encourage parents to meet with their child’s teacher at any time of the year but this is a timely event for you to discover how your child is progressing.
On November 29th parents will receive a sign up sheet for the PTSMs from your child’s homeroom teacher. The sign-ups will close on December 4th. Parents will be sent a Zoom link the day before the meeting.
We hope that all our parents and students will sign up for these meetings.
Ms Lisa Hughes
Head of Primary
As part of our ongoing series of events to support parent understating of learning at OIS, we are pleased to share the following videos on the role of single subject teachers (SST). These videos explain how the single subjects work within the PYP framework at OIS JVLR. This presentation is divided into 2 parts.
On the 10th and 11th of November, JVLR Primary school will have virtual Parent-Teacher meetings (PTM) with the Single Subject teachers.
During these meetings, you will have the opportunity to discuss your child’s individual learning and progress. Please note that there will be no single subject classes on the 10th and 11th November.
Meeting sign up will be on a first come, first served basis. The sign up sheet will open on Saturday 24th October at 8am and close on Monday 2nd November at 8am. You will not be able to sign up for a PTM for the 10th and 11th November, after this date.
SchoolCloud - Parentseveningsystems.co.uk
We are using School Cloud to sign up for the meetings and to host the video calls with teachers. School Cloud runs through your internet browser. On School Cloud, you will only be able to use one device, so you cannot join a call from multiple locations or devices.
On conference day, please log into your account so that you are not prompted to login for each call. You will need to allow School Cloud access to your video and microphone for the video call. Please attend your scheduled meetings promptly, as meetings will automatically be disconnected after the allotted time.
You will need to follow this link to login to your account https://oisjvlr.schoolcloud.co.uk
Please do this before the sign up opens to check your login information.
You need to have the following details, as registered with OIS:
This link will take you to a video explaining: Using School Cloud.
Appointment Booking Window
The window for setting up appointments will open on Saturday 24th October at 8am and close on Monday 2nd November at 8am. This allows our teachers time to prepare for their meetings with you, in order to make effective use of the meeting time.
After the sign up session has closed, there will be no further sign ups for this PTM. If you cannot attend these dates, you miss the sign ups or there are no slots available when you access the system, you can contact the single subject teachers directly to make a meeting for an alternative day and time.
If you have any problems logging in or setting up appointments then help is available from our IT team from Monday - Friday from 08:00 am to 05:00 pm at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Focus of discussions
This meeting is to discuss your child’s progress with the single subject teacher.
Non-attendance/ technical issues on the day
If you are unable to attend your meeting after you have signed up, or you have a technical problem on the day, please contact the teacher(s) to let them know. If there is an issue, meetings can be rescheduled for an alternative date.
Deputy Head of Primary (JVLR)