One of the most anticipated times of the year is almost upon us with second-trimester Parent-Teacher Conferences coming up next week. Parent-Teacher Conferences for Gull Lake High School start off Thursday, February 1 after school from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the gym.
Students will have a regular scheduled school day that Thursday, but on Friday, students will get the day off as Parent-Teacher Conferences will span the whole day. On Friday in the high school conferences will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the teacher’s classrooms by appointment, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the gym.
Junior high have walk-in conferences both days with the exception of the sixth grade which also have 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the teacher’s classrooms by appointment.
Kindergarten through fifth grade is by appointment both days.
Often students view Parent-Teacher conferences as a positive since its a day off of school.
“I like conferences because we get a day off of school,” junior Will Weiss said. “It is nice to have a three day weekend during conferences.”
Other students such as sophomore Cole Belanger have mixed feeling about conferences.
“I do like conferences because we get a Friday off,” Belanger said. “I just don’t like when my parents go to talk to a teacher that I don’t do well in his or her class, or if they make me go too.”
For teachers, conferences means longer work hours, but also a chance to connect with parents.
“My favorite part about conferences is talking to parents, especially parents who I need to see,” ELA teacher Josh Cunningham said. “But I don’t like how students get a day off and I don’t.”