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Three-way virtual conferences

We know that feedback is one of the most important tools to help our boys grow.  In addition, a stronger connection between parent(s), teachers and boys is integral to the continued growth of our boys.  Our three-way conferences provide an opportunity for both to take place, and it is important that you and your boy are able to meet with as many teachers as possible. You are also able to book an appointment with your son’s adviser. Please take advantage of this opportunity to connect with the person who will have a big-picture view of your son and his life here at the College. 

Virtual interviews will be held on Mon. May 4 and Tues. May 5 for all Year 8 -11 students in five minute intervals. You will sign up via our normal Pick-A-Time link and the details are listed below.  Please note that Students should attend these interviews with their parents. Please find here the  Teacher Meeting Link for all teachers.  

As we are doing this for the first time virtually, it is important that you only try to access the Google Meet link at the time of your scheduled appointment and not before.  Please use your email address and not your son’s UCC email address.  Note that you will initially be in a ‘waiting room’ until the teacher lets you in.  Please assist by ensuring the conversation is strictly kept to 5 minutes. At the start of the call it would be helpful if you say your name and who your son is so that both you and the teacher are assured that the conversation is about your son.

In order to help encourage ownership over their own learning and develop self-advocacy skills, all boys are expected to be present for their conferences to participate in the dialogue about their learning.  

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Kind regards,

Naheed Bardai
nbardai@ucc.on.ca

 

Three-Way Conferences Booking Information

Conference Dates and Time

Mon. May 4

Tues. May 5 

Please note that in order to accommodate teacher’s individual schedules, each teacher will have different times they are available between 8 am and 8 pm. You will see their availability on the system. 

The Pick a Time Booking Site will be available for you to book your interviews at the following times only:

Opens: Tues. April 28 at 9:00 a.m.

Closes: Fri. May 1 at 3:00 p.m.

Booking Conferences:

We use Pick-a-Time for conference bookings. If it’s your first time using the system, you’ll have to create a new ID to access the bookings. Please click here for instructions on how to use Pick-a-Time.

Pick-a-Time will open to all parents at 9:00 a.m. on Tues. April 28. The database will close for bookings at 3:00 p.m. on Fri. May 1

Please ensure that you can print or access your schedule when you’ve finished booking. 

If you experience any technical problems with Pick-A-Time, please contact helpdesk@ucc.on.ca, which will be monitored regularly. You may also call 416-484-8636, ext. 3323 to reach the help desk between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Help Desk is typically busy on the morning that three-way conferences start booking, so please be patient and someone will get back to you in short order.

Again, for your reference – Teacher Meeting Link