Parent-Teacher Conferences

School Year 2021-2022

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PLEASE NOTE: Conference times are available on a first come, first served basis and have been scheduled to allow as many families as possible to meet with their child’s teacher(s) during the conference window. If a teacher’s conference schedule is full, parents can contact the school by phone or email to request a meeting with individual staff members throughout the school year.

Parents/guardians are invited to participate in Parent-Teacher Conferences. Teachers will be available for remote (video) conferences on Thursday, February 17th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, February 18th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Conference registration opens on Monday, February 7th at 7:00 a.m. and is available around the clock until Monday, February 14th at 3:00 p.m.

Language Ambassador Assistance

If you or someone you know needs a language interpreter to assist with conferences, please be sure to select a language in the "Special Requests" section of conference registration. 

Timeline & Important Information

Parent-Teacher Conference RegistrationMark your calendars for these important Parent-Teacher Conference scheduling dates:

February 7th

Very early in the morning

PowerPTC Parent/Guardian conference information will be emailed to the #1 and #2 Student Contact email addresses of record in PowerSchool.

  • Parents/guardians who DO NOT have an active SD73.5 PowerPTC account will be sent an Activation Code by email. Watch your inbox for a message from and follow the instructions in the email to activate your PowerPTC account. Account activation is required before conferences can be scheduled.
  • Parents/guardians who DO have an active SD73.5 PowerPTC account will receive a similar email from with instructions for resetting your account password.

Please watch your email for a message from and follow the instructions in the email. Additional information is available in the PowerPTC Guardian QuickStart Guide. If you did not receive an email, please call 847-676-8213 during school hours.

NOTE: PowerPTC is the same conference scheduling system currently in use at D219. Parents who already have an active PowerPTC account for Niles North High School will be able to add their SD73.5 student(s) to their existing account. Please follow the "Adding an Activation Code to an Existing Account" instructions in the PowerPTC Guardian QuickStart Guide to add a student to your account and proceed with conference registration.

February 7th
7:00 a.m.

Parent-Teacher Conference Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on the PowerPTC website. Sign up for conferences and request Language Ambassador assistance as needed.

February 14th

Parent-Teacher Conference Registration closes at 3:00 p.m.

February 17th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and
February 18th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Parent-Teacher Conferences remote (video) via Zoom


Parent-Teacher Conferences BannerFrequently Asked Questions & Answers

How will conferences be held?
To best meet safety and social distancing requirements, all February conferences will be held via Zoom. A link to each teacher's Zoom room will be included on your confirmed conference schedule, which will be attached to your conference confirmation email.

How can parents/guardians register for conferences if they don’t have a computer at home?

Parents/guardians can call 847-676-8213 for assistance over the phone.

What if I misplaced my Parent/Guardian Activation Code or did not receive one in my email?

Please call the 847-676-8213 to request that your Activation Code be sent again.

If I have two children at one school, can I register register each child separately so the other parent/guardian and I can meet with different teachers at the same time (instead of meeting with each teacher one after the other)?

Yes, the online registration system creates a separate conference schedule for each child. However, in order to schedule separate teacher conferences for different parents/guardians at the same time, each parent/guardian will need to sign in to PowerPTC with their own account.

Are language interpreters available to assist with a conference?

Yes. Look for and click the "lifesaver" button  in the Special Request section of your conference registration and select one of the available options: Arabic, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, or Vietnamese. You can also call your child's school to request a language interpreter.

My child has the same teacher for two different subjects. Can I meet with the teacher twice?

Conferences are scheduled per teacher, not per subject. If a teacher is listed for more than one subject on your child's schedule, you will be able to request a conference for only one subject. Your child’s teacher will discuss all subjects within the allotted time period.

Stickers on doorsMy child goes to another classroom for some subjects. Will I be able to schedule a conference with the other teacher(s)?

  • At Meyer: Preschool and Kindergarten Homeroom teachers will be available for scheduling
  • At Middleton: Only Homeroom teachers will be available for scheduling
  • At McCracken: Academic, Speech, and Trimester 2 Specials teachers will be available for scheduling

What if there are no conferences available when I try to sign up?

Conference times are available on a first come, first served basis and have been arranged to allow as many families as possible to meet with their child’s teacher(s) during the conference window. If a teacher’s conference schedule is full, parents/guardians can contact the teacher directly to request a meeting at any time throughout the school year. 

My child’s parent/guardian lives at a different address. Can we meet separately with our child’s teacher(s)? Should we use the same Parent Activation Code that I received by email?

A parent/guardian who lives at a different address can schedule a separate conference. A separate Parent/Guardian Activation Code will be sent to non-custodial parents whose email is on file with the district. If a non-custodial parent did not receive a Parent/Guardian Activation Code, please call 847-676-8213 for assistance.

Can I review, change, or cancel my conference reservation?

You can review, change, and cancel your conference registration by logging back in to PowerPTC, selecting the child's name from the list of active students, and reviewing/updating the information on the Conference Schedule page.

What if I arrive late to my conference or my conference runs long?

In the interest of everyone's time, all conferences will begin and end promptly as often as possible.

How late is the conference website open for registration?

Conference registration is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until 3:00 p.m. on the Monday before conferences.

Does PowerPTC have any print or video tutorials to help me get started and find may way around?

The "Guardian Scheduling Tutorial" video below is produced and provided by PowerPTC. A Guardian QuickStart Guide is also available. Guardian Scheduling Tutorial (5:15)