Had my first few conferences yesterday. It was a half day, so I had 6 in the afternnon. Well, 6 were scheduled. But two of them were with students who were absent that day, so I had my doubts. And sure enough, those parents didn’t show. I wish they would have called, but that is pretty wishful thinking for these parents.
The worst part was that my 5:30 didn’t show. I left a message earlier in the afternoon, and even at around 5:40. But no luck. The student told me today that she was sorry she couldn’t come to the conference, but she had fallen down the stairs, and that’s why she couldn’t come to school. Hmmmm, there were 9 hours between school starting and her conference. She could have at least called.