Student Led Parent Conferences


November 7, 2019

Dear Haverford Middle School Family:                     

How to Sign Up For a Conference

We are excited to be hosting Student-Led Conferences for our fall conferences.  A Student-Led Conference is a student-driven conference where the student is responsible for facilitating the discussion regarding their performance, progress, goals, and action plan for improvement.  Teachers will participate in the conference as well, but it is the student's responsibility to lead the conference.  Students have been preparing to lead their Student-Led Conference for the last eight weeks.

Student-Led Conferences increase student accountability, promote goal-setting, increase communication between the student, family, and school, and teach students how to set goals, self-evaluate, and communicate.  During the Student-Led Conference, your child will share with you work samples, strengths, and areas of improvement they identified, and goals they have set.

Spring Student-Led Conferences are scheduled for the following dates and times:

  • Monday, November 25th          12:00 – 3:20 PM
  • Tuesday, November 26th         12:00 – 4:15 PM & 5:30 - 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, November 27th    12:00 – 2:00 PM

Families will be using the web-based tool Sign Up Genius to schedule parent-teacher conferences. The Sign Up Genius link will open on Monday, November 11th at 7:00 PM.  Please click on the attached Haverford Middle School Sign Up Genius page link at to schedule a conference.  Attached is the Sign Up Genius How To Guide if you need help navigating the Sign Up Genius link.  To schedule a conference, you will select your child’s teaching team and schedule your conference date and time.  The Sign Up Genius link will close on Wednesday, November 20th at 7:00 PM.

If you need assistance scheduling a Student-Led Conference, do not have access to a computer, or cannot make one of the scheduled conference days, then please contact your child’s teaching team.  The teaching team will collaborate with you to find a time to discuss your child’s performance and progress with you.                 

Students will be dismissed at 10:50 AM and will not eat lunch in school on conference days. Bus schedules will be moved up accordingly.  

We look forward to seeing you!


Daniel J. Horan