Queens High School of Teaching
74-20 Commonwealth Boulevard, Bellerose, New York 11426
Phone: 718-736-7100 ∙ Fax: 718-736-7117
Ean Corrado, Principal
Sabaa Daly, Assistant Principal Organization
Brian Chaback, Assistant Principal Emerson SLC
Camille Gardner, Assistant Principal Freire SLC
Cindy Kontente, Assistant Principal Montessori SLC
Student Performance Data & Discussion Guide
Below are some suggested questions for you to use in conversation/reflection with your child’s teachers.
What to Expect at Parent-Teacher Conferences at QHST
Translation and Interpretation Services: We want all families to participate in PTC! Interpreters are available, so please let your teacher or parent coordinator know if you need interpretation services.
Scheduling: Teachers will work with families to schedule conferences during a time that is mutually convenient for both to attend. If a teacher is unable to schedule a phone or virtual PTC meeting on an afternoon or evening during the week of their regularly scheduled PTC, the teacher will work with you to schedule another time to connect. Conferences will be held by phone or through videoconference.
Preparing for the PTC: The PTC is an opportunity for you to speak with your child about their classroom experience, and share their questions and concerns with their teacher. Below are ways to engage your child in preparation for the PTC.
- Ask your child how they feel about school, and jointly prepare a short list of questions or concerns that you can raise with the teacher.
- Ask your child what their strongest and weakest subjects are, and which ones they like most and least.
- Ask your child how they feel about their relationships with their teacher and their peers. Do they feel supported and welcomed in the classroom? Is there anything they would like support with outside of schoolwork?
- Review your child’s academic progress, test scores, and attendance on your NYC Schools Account (Open external link).
- Make a list of questions you have, and topics that you want to discuss with the teacher. Include things that might help them understand your child’s challenges, strengths, and interests. Describe what you see as your child’s strengths and explain where you think your child needs more help.
- Think about what you can tell teachers that will help them understand your child better, such as your child's favorite subjects, special interests or hobbies, medical conditions, family situation, or any problem that might affect learning, attendance, or behavior.
- Please look at your child's NYCSA account for up to date information regarding their progress.
You might want to begin the dialogue with your child’s teachers by asking:
- How did my child perform and progress during the Fall Semester?
- How is my child currently performing and progressing?
- How can my child maximize their achievement, performance, and progress moving forward? And more specifically what might they do to improve between now and the end of our First Marking Period?
- How is my child doing? Is there anything you would like to share with me about what you have observed regarding my child since school started?
- How is my child doing socially and emotionally? Are you concerned about them in any way?
- How can I best support their social and emotional development at home?
- What is my child expected to learn, know, and do by the end of this grade, and is my child on target?
- How will my child’s grades be calculated?
- Does my child have any outstanding assignments, and if so, can you please provide me with a list of those assignments and a timeline of when they need to be submitted?
- What does my child do well, and what does my child struggle with? Can you give me examples?
- How do you know when my child is making progress and when they need additional help?
- What can I do to support my child?
- Are there online programs or services that could also help my child?