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  • Winter 2024 Bemis Junior High School Parent/Teacher Conference Information

    Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, February 26, 2024, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. We will be using Conference Manager by SchoolSoft again to schedule conferences. As with the fall conference format, families have two options for conferences; virtual or in-person.

    Please schedule your conferences depending on the type of conference you prefer.

    • Virtual: February 26 - 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • In-Person: February 26 – 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    BOTH In-person and virtual conferences require an appointment. “Drop in” conferences are not available.  Please do not come to the school during in-person conference times unless you have a confirmed appointment in SchoolSoft. 

    We ask that you are prompt for in-person appointments and know that to keep all our parents on track for their scheduled conferences, parents and teachers will need to keep to the five-minute conference time allotment.

    The first time you use the Conference Manager, you will be required to register and create a parent account. This only takes a minute or two to complete. You will continue to use this same account for the duration of the time you have children in school, so please save your password for future reference.

    Please note - while you can register at any time, the window to book an appointment will not open until 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday 14, 2024.  The appointment window will close on Friday, March 16, 2024, at 6:00 p.m.

    To create an account, or if you need a reservation refresher, please use the following steps:

     PARENT GUIDE TO CONFERENCES 2023-2024

    1. Go to the following website https://utica.schoolsoft.com.
    2. Register for a parent account. To register click the REGISTER NOW button and complete the registration page. Once registered you will be able to immediately log in to the Conference Manager. An email will also be sent to the address you specified. This email restates your username and password and should be saved, as you will use the same username and password when booking future rounds of Parent-Teacher Conferences. If you forget your password, you can reset it using the FORGOT PASSWORD link under the login button.

    After registering you can log back into Conference Manager after 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, to select your teachers and conference times. This can be done up until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2024, when the window will close. These instructions are below.

    1. Click the BOOK NOW button and select a conference date in the date drop-down that appears. Then, select the teacher(s) you wish to meet with and click the NEXT button. To coordinate bookings involving multiple teachers select all the teachers applicable to your child(ren) with whom you wish to meet.
    2. Click on an available time slot for each teacher you selected and complete the booking form that appears. You should see the booking appear in the summary list on the right-hand side of the screen. A confirmation email is sent for each booking you made or subsequently cancel. You will also receive a reminder and conference itinerary by email.
    3. Confirm your appointments have been booked by looking at the “CURRENTLY BOOKED CONFERENCES” box on the right of the screen or click on the MY CONFERENCES tab. Only appointments that appear in the CURRENTLY BOOKED CONFERENCES box or on the MY CONFERENCES page are confirmed bookings.
    4. When finished booking, click the log off button located at the top right of the browser window. You will have the opportunity to provide feedback regarding the use of the Conference Manager to the school administration through a user survey before completely exiting. We appreciate you completing the survey as this helps guide our decision-making regarding how conferences are booked in the future.
    5. VIRTUAL: Just prior to your scheduled conference time, you will receive a link to your video conference. At the appropriate time, click on the link and the teacher will admit you to the room.
    6. IN-PERSON: Print/screenshot your conference itinerary email so that you have it with you to check in at conferences. 

    If you have questions, please contact us at 797-2500.

     

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  • VACATION NOTICE

    According to the Student Handbook, vacation or travel during school days is discouraged. Families should seek permission from a building administrator for an excused vacation absence prior to making any travel arrangements. The request should be made in writing at least one week prior to the vacation. Vacation absences of more than 10 days in a semester will not be approved. Vacation absences that would cause a student to be placed on the No-Go list will not be approved for excusal. Vacations taken without approval will be marked as unexcused absences.  

    Students approved for excusal should pick-up a “Pre-arranged Absent Form” from the Counseling office.  Homework may be requested and requires 24 hours to process. However, most teachers post their assignments on Schoology.  Work at the secondary level may be due upon return from vacation or travel. 

    Please be advised: UCS does not support international travel of our laptop devices.

    Teams links AND Class Link will not work outside of the US; therefore, students cannot access and complete class work while traveling.

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  • HOMEWORK CLUB

    Click HERE for info on Homework Club/ Permission Form 

    At Bemis Junior High School we are taking positive steps to help your child by offering one hour after school student tutoring sessions three days per week in our Media Center. This program will be facilitated by Bemis Junior High School teachers, along with tutoring by current Henry Ford II High School National Honor Society members. Beginning next Monday, October 23, 2023, two Bemis Junior High School teachers will supervise and support students on Mondays and Tuesdays. Each Wednesday, we will have a teacher supervisor and current Henry Ford II High School National Honor Society members. This is an optional drop-in program, students do not have to attend each session, they do not have to attend every week.

    If your child attends any or all tutoring sessions, they will be expected to bring all necessary materials and books to the Media Center by 3:05 p.m. and remain until 4:05 p.m. Parents need to arrange to pick up their child by 4:10 p.m. If you would like your child to participate in this program, please complete the attached form and return it to the counseling office prior to your child’s first date of attendance.

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Mrs. Dolland-Head at: diana.dolland-head@uticak12.org.

     

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Yaw

    Bemis Junior High Principal

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