Parent-Teacher Conferences

School Year 2022-2023


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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.
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. 


Parents/guardians are invited to participate in Parent-Teacher Conferences two times a year, once in October and again in February.

Teachers will be available in October for your choice of in person OR video conferences on Thursday, October 6th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, October 7th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

October conference registration opens on Monday, September 26th at 7:00 a.m. and closes on Monday, October 3rd at 3:00 p.m.


Important Information & Timeline

NEW THIS YEAR! CONFERENCE LOGIN PROCEDURES HAVE CHANGED

We are happy to announce that Parent-Teacher Conference login procedures have been simplified!

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Sign in to your Skokie School District 73.5 PowerSchool Parent Portal account at sd735.powerschool.com
     
  2. Click the "Applications" icon in the upper right corner

     
  3. Click the PowerPTC link

     
  4. Your PowerPTC account will open in a new tab
 

Please call 847-676-8213 during school hours if your PowerPTC account does not open as described above.

 

TIMELINE

September 26th
  • Parent-Teacher Conference Registration opens at 7:00 a.m.
  • Sign up for conferences, select a meeting place (in person OR remote), and request Language Ambassador assistance as needed
October 3rd

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

October 6th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and
October 7th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Parent-Teacher Conferences in person at your child's school OR remote via Zoom

 


Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

How will conferences be held?
All conferences will be held in person at your child's school OR remote via Zoom.

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.

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 conference schedule for each child. Each parent/guardian will need to sign in to their own PowerSchool Parent Portal account to connect to PowerPTC and sign up for conferences.

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, Assyrian, 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  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)?

A parent/guardian who lives at a different address can schedule a separate conference. Each parent/guardian will need to sign in to their own PowerSchool Parent Portal account to connect to PowerPTC and sign up for conferences. If a non-custodial parent does not have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, 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 your PowerSchool Parent Portal account and connecting to PowerPTC, Selecting the child's name from the list of active students and review/update 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 Single Sign-on with PowerSchool SIS video below is produced and provided by PowerPTC. A Guardian QuickStart Guide is also available.


Single Sign-on with PowerSchool SIS (:51)