Laurel Springs recently hosted parent-teacher conferences to present parents with the opportunity to offer feedback to our teaching staff regarding their child’s experience.
Feedback given by parents during the 2017 conferences proved overwhelmingly positive. LSS staff report that parents said they were appreciative of the opportunity to engage in open dialogue with teachers as a means of planning for the end of the semester and the summer.
One family said, “We love having the opportunity to connect with our instructors, build the relationship, and thank them individually for all of the support and communication throughout the year. This was our first year and it was wonderful!”
Many families new to distance learning reported that meeting with teachers eased anxieties and allowed them to feel less intimidated by the online environment.
Music teacher Paul Human shared that one family was considering Laurel Springs as a temporary alternative; and are now committed to staying through their child’s senior year. “One piece of very positive feedback that this family had was that they have been impressed with [their son’s] developing independence and self-directed activity. They feel LSS is directly responsible for this emerging phenomenon.”
Another family shared that they are extremely pleased with the support and encouragement their daughter is receiving through LSS. “They are very grateful that teachers welcome and nurture [their daughter’s] critical analysis skills. They value the rapport her teachers have with their daughter to the extent that they fervently hope that they can secure that same instructors for the upcoming school year.”
Parents overall, the Laurel Springs teacher reported, were impressed by the amount of time allotted for discussion of each child. One parent liked how one instructor spent more than 30 minutes speaking with her, whereas at her son’s previous school, she received a mere 10 minutes to discuss her son’s progress with all of the teachers at once.
On behalf of LSS, we extend our thanks to the parents, students, and staff who made this year’s parent-teacher conferences a success.