Ridgeway Elementary
North Vancouver School District
Student-Teacher-Family Conference

September 2019 


Dear Parents/Guardians: 


Subject: Reminder of Reporting Pilot Project – Sutherland Family of Schools - Student/Teacher/Family Conference 


This year, elementary schools within the Sutherland Family of Schools will see a change in the report card process. 


Parents/guardians were advised in June that their schools would be participating in a reporting pilot in the 2019/20 school year. This is one of many initiatives across the North Vancouver School District that reflect the recent changes in the Province of BC’s K-12 curriculum, assessment and reporting framework. 


For elementary schools in the Sutherland Family of Schools, reporting in the first-term Fall Reporting period will now include a 3-way conference between the student, teacher and family in early November, prior to distribution of the first report card in December. At the conference, both the student and teacher will share examples of learning, reflect on areas of strength and identify areas for further growth. Teachers will share their insights and observations of the student’s progress to date for the year, and discuss how best to support the student’s learning. 


Prior to the conference, students will prepare a reflection in class and will plan learning goals for the year. These learning goals will be discussed with parents during the conference, and together, students, parents and teachers will come up with ways to achieve these goals. A summary of the discussion and the goals will be included in the first report card (Conference Goals section), replacing written teacher comments for this report card only


Over the next few weeks, your school will provide further information about the Student/Teacher/Family Conferences, which will be scheduled over a period of four days in November. 


In summary, the reporting and report card process for the 2019/20 school year will be: 


First Reporting Period: 


Student/Teacher/Family Conference in November, followed by a December report card using performance standards (K- Gr 3) or letter grades (Gr 4-7) and providing Conference Goals; no teacher comments. 


Second Reporting Period: 


Report card using performance standards or letter grades and teacher comments 


Final Reporting Period: 


Sutherland FOS STF Conferences Family Night Hand Out.pdf


Report card using performance standards or letter grades and teacher comments 





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