Academic Calendar and Schedules
CEHS holds parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, October 24 from noon to 8:30 p.m. and on Friday, October 25 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. To accommodate as many conferences as we can, conferences are 10 minutes long, but they are with your child's teachers personally. You can visit as many teachers as you wish, subject only to the reality that each teacher has only approximately 60 conference slots available.
For the past several years, we have used a program called PTC Wizard so that you can schedule your conferences with our teachers electronically. The actual conference signup opens this Wednesday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. Signup closes on October 18.
There is a two-step process involved in signing up for conferences.
1. The first step is for you to create an account with PTC Wizard at its CEHS PTC Wizard website. You can register with PTC Wizard at any time. To create an account, visit the website, tell it who you are, enter an email address, and select a password. You will then tell PTC Wizard who your students are. That is as far as you will be able to go between now and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., but it will save you a couple of minutes on Wednesday or whenever you do select conference times.
2. Starting on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m., you can return to the site. You will need to be able to tell the system who your students' teachers are, so make sure you know beforehand who the teachers are who you wish to visit. You will not be able to find your son/daughter's schedule in PTC Wizard itself because it is not connected to PowerSchool. Make sure you know who you wish to visit before beginning the signup process. You will also need to know whether you wish to meet with teachers on Thursday or on Friday. The two days are treated as two different conferences by PTC Wizard.
The PTC Wizard site will lead you quite painlessly through a process of telling it who the teachers are you wish to visit, showing you their conference schedules, and allowing you to check an open time slot for that teacher. If a teacher already has a conference scheduled in a particular slot, the schedule will say "UNAVAILABLE."
If you have more than one student in CEHS, there will be a drop-down box where you will tell PTC Wizard which of your children will be the subject of the particular conference.
After you have completed the signup process, PTC Wizard will email you your schedule of conferences.
One word of advice: To maximize the number of conferences each teacher can hold, there is no passing time built in between conferences. It takes at least a couple of minutes to get from floor to floor in the building and upwards of five minutes or more if you are unfamiliar with the building to get from some places on the third floor to others on the first floor. So that your passing time does not eat into conference time, my advice to you is to group your conferences by floor and to allow yourself an empty time slot between conferences when you are passing from floor to floor. If you are uncertain of what floor particular teachers are located on, check their room number: the leftmost digit in the hundreds column is the floor!
This process has worked quite well for the past several years. In case you need help, however, you may consult the Parent Guide to the Signup Process.
Last updated 09/23/2013